A couple of weeks ago, we visited the new Fruithurst Winery in Fruithurst, Alabama (that first post is here). It’s really nice…not at all faux-California…just very comfortable and rustic in the very best way:
The idea of resurrecting Fruithurst as a wine-making community came about with two of the Laminack cousins, Joshua and Dylan – one running the business and the other acting as “enologist” making the wine. They now have a 15 acre vineyard of 3500 Carlos and Noble varieties of muscadines.
Each of the rows is 300 feet long and that is to minimize the damage if there were to be a lightning strike. I would have never thought of that, but they said it is one of the two leading causes of vine death.
One of their displays is this Capital Stock certificate for $5000 issued for one share of the original Fruithurst Vineyard Product Company dated in November of 1897:
They were just *so* nice to visit with. Av bought two bottles, one each of the red and white muscadine (he opened one Friday evening with supper and said it was very good).