White Oak is a small farm winery, meaning we grow the fruit and produce the wines for our trademark label, Southern Oak Wines. We planted the first vines in 1998, and since then have experimented with various grape varieties to match our climate and soil, otherwise known as terroir. Currently we have approximately 5 acres of wine grapes, including the Southern favorite, muscadine. We grow several varieties of muscadines, the most flavorful including carlos, pam, frye, noble, ison, and others. We have recently removed all our hybrid grape varieties, getting ready for a stunning new era in Alabama wine production.
NEW VINIFERA GRAPES
We still have bottlings of our hybrid Norton dry red and Chardonel dry white, but soon we will introduce new wines grown from Pierce's Disease resistant vinifera grapes cultivated at the University of California at Davis, and recently grown in field trials at the Clanton, Alabama experiment station, in cooperation with Auburn University. Planting has already begun on new acerage and we are really excited about these world class grapes. They include Petit Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, and a spectacular red Chardonnay. No longer will Alabama be famous for only sweet muscadine wine.
The farm boasts a stunning collection of native rhododendrons and azaleas, including the most sought after oranges, reds, and yellows. Come for a glass of wine, sit by the pond, and enjoy the view. The flowers are at their peak in mid April, but every season has a beauty not to miss.