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Wine and cheese a perfect pair

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Wine and cheese: a perfect pair … a perfect North Alabama pair, that is.

Most think of places like the California wine country to go for good wine or Wisconsin for good cheese, but both can be found in North Alabama.

Belle Chevre has made a huge splash in Elkmont, a small, relatively unknown place in Limestone County. Famous for making goat cheese, visitors can dine, taste the cheese, buy gifts, visit with goats, and tour the facility that is drawing visitors from near and far. Visit the website at www.bellechevre.com

North Alabama also has three family-owned and operated vineyards/wineries: Jules J. Berta Vineyards (www.julesjbertavineyards.com) in Albertville, Maraella Winery (www.maraella.com) in Hokes Bluff, and Wills Creek Vineyards (www.willscreekvineyards.com) in Attalla. All three vineyards/wineries grow their own grapes to make their unique specialty wines.

Alabama is also home to many, many more local vineyards/wineries that are part of the Alabama Wine Trail. Visit www.northalabama.org/explore/wine.