Looking to plan your next vacation? Maybe a classier way to revisit your beloved college, pub-crawl days? Looks like a beautiful, decadent, landscape-rich Southern Wine Tour may be just what you’re looking for.
Because who says California is the only wine region in this country?
A Guide to the Perfect Southern Wine Tour:
Texas – Becker Vineyards
Barrels of fun…when they are filled with wine! We use 1/3 new White Oak barrels each year. pic.twitter.com/piLzrY1PkR
— Becker Vineyards (@BeckerVineyards) September 9, 2015
Did you know that Becker wines were the only wines that George W. Bush served while in the White House? If that’s not a selling point, the pictures of the vineyard are sure to sell you! The Becker estate owns over 87 acres of vines in three different locations to promote Texas wines and Texas grapes. The awards that Becker has won over the years speak for themselves.
Louisiana – Landry Vineyards
Our tasting room is open today from 11am until 5:30pm. Drop by and enjoy a sample of all of our wines! pic.twitter.com/4tTz5rDPoJ
— Landry Vineyards (@LandryVineyards) October 31, 2015
If you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with Louisiana’s cajun cuisine, look no further than Landry Vineyards. This family owned vineyard was founded in 1999 in the southern portion of the state, but relocated to West Monroe after hurricane Katrina’s devastating hit. The vineyard is home to four different types of grapes, and its owners are committed to producing high quality wines that are specific to the Cajun Country.
Arkansas – Keels Creek Winery
If you’ve never been to Arkansas before, Eureka Springs is one area you’ve got to put on your bucket list! The Keels Creek Winery is set on 750 acres of sprawling vines that grow eight varieties of grapes. This winery also includes an art gallery on site and is just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Victorian town of Eureka Springs.
Alabama – Ozan Winery
Winner of the 2015 Alabama Winery of the Year, Ozan Winery is not only known for its delicious wines, but also for its breath-taking scenery. Set amidst over 2,000 grapevines, it’s no surprise that Ozan is frequently sought out to host weddings and private events.
Georgia – Georgia Winery
There’s a wine for every palate at the Georgia Winery. With 20 unique wines, ranging from dry to sweet, light to full-bodied, you’re sure to find something you like. Though this vineyard doesn’t not have a restaurant on site, the tasting rooms make up for this by providing gourmet cheese platters and homemade desserts for their guests. The prices for tastings are unbeatable, too!
Mississippi – Old South Winery
This Mississippi winery prides itself on its family history and muscadine wine. The founder remembers picking muscadine grapes as a teenager and learning his German grandmother’s secret recipe. This recipe has stuck around throughout the generations and is currently one of the most popular wineries in the state of Mississippi.
Tennessee – Arrington Vineyards
Our new entrance barrels are here from Italy. pic.twitter.com/g72OKeMrdQ
— Arrington Vineyards (@avwinery) July 28, 2015
In true Southern fashion Arrington Vineyards ushers its guests into a big red barn overlooking the rolling hills of Tennessee wine country. The Vineyard encourages its visitors to bring a blanket and enjoy sipping award-winning wines while enjoying a Tennessee sunset on the property.
Virginia – The Winery At Bull Run
Get the most bang for your buck by visiting this historical site and tasting one-of-a- kind Virginian wines. The Winery at Bull Run overlooks the 5,000 acre Manassas National Battlefield Park and the winery tours give visitors a peek at Civil War era winemaking techniques. This is also a sought after wedding venue and event space, for every obvious reason — it’s gorgeous.
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