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).
Local restaurants don’t play around with their wine lists. Here is what we recommend:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every camper needs to bring home some souvenirs. Pick up a bottle at one of these local spots.
2770 South McKenzie Street
3099 Loop Road
Orange Beach, AL
225 E 15th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL