With nearly a dozen wine bars serving over 1,000 wines, Huntsville has no shortage of options for wine enthusiasts.
Here, we’ve rounded up 11 spots to try if you’re looking for a new variety or simply need a spot to sip.
1. Bacchus Wine and Tapas
Named after the god of wine himself, Bacchus is the spot to try if you’re looking for a large wine selection and unique small bites.
2. Church Street Wine Shoppe
Having a hard time finding your favorite vino? Try Church Street Wine Shoppe—the Huntsville classic has more than 1,000 wines in inventory, including varieties you can’t find anywhere else in the state. You can grab your bottle to go or sip in store.
3. Cork & Crust Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Enjoy authentic Italian fare and a glass of wine at Cork & Crust, Madison’s spot for high quality pizza, pasta and more.
4. Domaine South
Domaine South is the wine and cheese shop you didn’t know you were looking for. Grab what you need and go, or stay in-store for a quick bite from the cafe.
Want to sit down and enjoy a meal? Try Domaine South’s second location on West Side Square.
5. Flight Plan Wine & Tapas
Flight Plan is a haven for the indecisive: When you order a wine flight, you can try two ounces of four different wines, grouped based on variety.
6. Research Park Wine Merchants
Attend wine tastings in-store at Research Park Wine Merchants, or do it yourself by joining the shop’s wine club. For $80/month, you can get four bottles delivered to you to try on your own.
Address: 6125 University Dr Suite D-20, Huntsville, AL 35806
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30AM-8:30PM; Friday-Saturday 11:30AM-10PM
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7. Robyn’s Garden Winery
Local winemaker Roland Carter was inspired to start making wine after traveling to vineyards and realizing that he couldn’t find a wine that truly satisfied all his wishes. After he lost his only daughter, Robyn, to cancer in 2013, winemaking became his passion and place of solace.
8. The Stem & Stein
At The Stem & Stein, enjoy weekly wine tastings accompanied by local, live music. If you don’t like any of the 25 wines available by the glass, no worries—the shop has more than 800 varieties in store you can choose from.
9. The Wine Cellar
Located on Whitesburg Drive, the Wine Cellar hosts tastings on Wednesdays and Fridays 6-8:30. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite there.
10. Wine Rack
Keep up with Wine Rack to get the most up-to-date information about their weekly wine tasting lineups. If you’re familiar with the 100-point wine rating scale, you’ll be pleased to know that all of Wine Rack’s 600+ wines have a score of 86 or above.
11. 3rd Circle Cellars
Fans of Straight to Ale’s craft brews, did you know that they have a winery, too? You can try 3rd Circle’s “devilishly delicious” chardonnays, rosés, reds and more at Campus 805.