Happy national drink wine day! Here’s how to celebrate in Birmingham

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We love any excuse to celebrate here at Bham Now, especially when it involves our favorite fruit: vino. February 18 is National Drink Wine Day in the U.S. and we’re helping you prepare. Check it out! 🍷

5 Wine Bars

Grab a friend, a coworker, a stranger (chances are they’ll be down) and make your way to one of these fabulous wine bars all across the Birmingham metro.

1. Freddy’s Wine Bar

Located in Highland Park, this laid-back wine bar has some of the best charcuterie boards in town.

  • Address: 2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 4PM to 10PM | Fri-Sat 4PM to 11PM
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2. The Wine Loft

Grab a glass, or a bottle—hey, we won’t judge, they sell both for a reason.

  • Address: 2200 1st Ave N #100, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 5PM to 10PM | Fri-Sat 5PM to 12AM
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3. Vino

What’s in a name? In Vino’s case, all you need to know. This quaint little spot in English Village has some of the best outdoor seating—pinot on the patio, anyone?

  • Address: 1930 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 4PM to 9PM | Fri-Sat 4PM to 10PM
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4. Gianmarco’s

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If you’ve ever wished for a tree fort clubhouse that serves up really good Italian food and over 200 kinds of wine—this is your spot.

  • Address: 721 Broadway St, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Hours: Mon-Tues 5PM to 10PM | Wed-Fri 11AM to 2PM, 5PM to 10PM | Sat 5PM to 10PM
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5. Galley and Garden

This wino’s dream was named one of America’s best wine restaurants by Wine Magazine in 2018. And for good reason—they boast over 500 labels in addition to their outstanding food menu.

  • Address: 2220 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM to 10PM | Sat 5PM to 10PM | Sun 10:30AM to 2PM
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4 Places to Buy

Looking to celebrate with a night in? Head to one of these local wine shops to pick up a couple of bottles. They’re as stocked with helpful wine connoisseurs as they are fermented goodness, so be sure to ask for a recommendation.

1. Piggly Wiggly

“Local since forever” and sporting a fantastic label collection—what more could you want?

2. Hop City

Craft beer and wine lovers, rejoice! Hop City is your one-stop-shop for all sorts of libations.

  • Address: 2924 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 10AM to 9PM | Thurs-Sat 10AM to 10PM | Sun 12PM to 6PM
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3. Classic Wine Company

This Homewood gem has been around for more than 30 years. It’s a wine store in the front, wine bar in the back—and fun all around.

  • Address: 1831 28th Ave S Suite 110, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 10AM to 6PM | Thurs-Fri 10AM to 8PM | Sat 10AM to 6PM
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4. Golden Age Wine

Golden Age Wine is a neighborhood wine shop and wine bar with a large selection of wines from all over the world. They offer wines that are grown sustainably and sans-herbicides and chemical fertilizers.

  • Address: 2828 Culver Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 1PM to 9PM | Fri 1PM to 10PM | Sat 11AM to 10PM
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3 Vineyards

Birmingham’s vineyard scene is nothing to wine about. There are some fantastic blends bottled in the Magic City and enjoyed all over Alabama and beyond.

1. Corbin Farms Winery

Pro tip: don’t miss the gorgeous tasting room when you stop by this Tuscan-inspired winery.

  • Address: 800 Highway 87, Calera, AL 35040
  • Hours: Thurs-Fri 12PM to 3PM | Sat 12PM to 6PM | Sun 12PM to 3PM
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2. Ozan Vineyard and Winery

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Chilton County peaches are the real star of the show in this delicious blend. 🍑

  • Address: 173 Co Rd 301, Calera, AL 35040
  • Hours: Tues-Sat 10AM to 6PM | Sun 12PM to 6PM
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3. Morgan Creek Vineyards

Nothing says summer like blueberry wine. Pick up a bottle after enjoying a free guided tour and free wine tasting at Morgan Creek.

  • Address: 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville, Alabama 35078
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM to 6PM
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Go ahead, wine a little! Let us know your favorite place to grab a glass of vino by tagging us on social @BhamNow.

  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.