Wine Camp | Coast360’s Guide for a Glass

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Bugle Call!!

Kids get summer camp, sports camp, and even science camp so why can’t we grownups get Wine Camp? Well on the Alabama Gulf Coast, you most certainly can.

Hear that?

It’s Wine O’clock Somewhere!

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Learn from the Camp Director

If you’re the type of vacationer serious camper looking for an extensive wine list, head straight to The Sunset Corkroom in Gulf Shores. Do not pass go, do not collect $200—well, actually that can buy quite a bit of wine, so go ahead (we won’t tell).

What to try at The Sunset Corkroom:

Bordeaux Fans can get their fix with bold, voluptuous bottles like the Opus One 2007. When prepping to sip this deep ruby beauty, think flavors like plum, blackberry, and even a hint of smoke (and prep your wallet to pay Bordeaux prices).

OpusOne

Opus One 2007 at The Sunset Corkroom

 

The Best at the Mess Hall

Local restaurants don’t play around with their wine lists. Here is what we recommend:

 

What to try at Ginny Lane’s:

Pair the fruity and smooth Oyster Bay, New Zealand (2013) with Ginny Lane’s Garlic Butter Oysters, Shrimp & Artichoke Bisque, or Chicken & Bacon Mac. The fragrant citrus has a lingering lemon creaminess and subtle oak that will delight your palate, and the price will delight your wallet.

 

Oyster Bay Chardonnay at Ginny Lane's

Oyster Bay Chardonnay at Ginny Lane’s

 

What to try at Villaggio Grille:

The blend in Domaine Serene “R” Rose is exotic yet totally approachable. Find flavors of citrus, strawberries, and passion fruit inside this glorious ruby red bottle. Pair with the White Truffle Honey Gulf Coast Shrimp.

 

Domaine Serene "R" Rose at Villagio Grille

Domaine Serene “R” Rose at Villagio Grille

What to try at The Louisiana Lagniappe:

The Cakebread Cellars (California) Cabernet Sauvignon shows no shame in its flavors of crème de casis and spring flower. Black currant and even dark chocolate scents make this the perfect vintage to pair classically with Filet Mignon.

 

Cakebread Cellars Cabernet at Louisiana Lagniappe

Cakebread Cellars Cabernet at Louisiana Lagniappe

What to try at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina:

Grab a bottle of Penner-Ash Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) for the table. Pair this unapologetically rich wine (with notes of cherry) with Chef Bill Briand’s Pork Belly.

Penner Ash Pinot Noir at Fisher's Orange Beach

Penner Ash Pinot Noir at Fisher’s Orange Beach

 

 

Head to the Canteen

Every camper needs to bring home some souvenirs. Pick up a bottle at one of these local spots.

 

The Squashed Grape

2770 South McKenzie Street

Suite B

Foley, AL

 

The Grape Escape Deli & Wine Cellar

3099 Loop Road

Unit 2

Orange Beach, AL

 

Sunset Corkroom Wine Store

225 E 15th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL

 

Looking for beer, liquor, or more wine? Check out one of these grocers or liquor stores.