Welcome to Lake Wedowee Winery!
Wedowee Alabama’s Premier Winery And Tasting Room
News and Updates:
We are excited to announce that we will soon begin brewing our own Lake Wedowee Winery and Brewery beer! Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for updates. Wine will always be our passion and main product but many of you have asked for some variety and this is for you. Stay tuned!
We have wine flights, wine slushees, and limited food items!
You choose your favorites to sit back and enjoy!
September 1 – KIN EXPRESS will be with us Thursday afternoon and evening! They have AMAZING Hibachi and Sushi!! We will be open until 8PM!
September 2 – Qwik Chik will be with us Friday afternoon and evening! AND we will have live music featuring BG Harvel beginning at 5PM!! We will be open later!
Beginning June 9th, $5 from every bottle of Wedowee Creek Whisper sold will go toward the Ann B Caldwell Memorial Scholarship fund at Southern Union State Community College. Mrs. Ann was very dear to Brooke and it is a privilege for us to be able to give back in her honor. Ya’ll come see us and support this great cause!
Our current hours are:
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for special promotions and events.
For Parties and Large Groups:
Any group meetings or large parties (5 or more people) must be scheduled ahead of time and will incur additional fees. Please call us for details and booking.
Lake Wedowee Winery, LLC. is a one of a kind business located at 29 Main Street, right in the heart of downtown Wedowee, Alabama. We serve East Alabama and West Georgia with noble table wines made of the finest fruits. When you visit us, you get a true taste of what small town life is all about. We are located less than a mile from beautiful Lake Wedowee which offers more than 270 miles of shoreline for all of your fishing and boating adventures. Come see us, taste our wines, and take a journey through the past as you explore our beautiful winery located inside a building that holds over 100 years worth of history. When you’re done with your visit with us, don’t leave town without taking a stroll through our quaint little downtown area and stop in at some of the local boutiques, antique shops, and eateries that are all within walking distance of the winery. We promise you won’t be disappointed and we guarantee this won’t be your last visit. Come discover the nostalgia of small town living and the relaxed ambience of wine tasting at it’s best all in one stop.
About Our Wines
We ferment, bottle, and sell our wines on location in Wedowee. The wine is fermented in 52 gallon and 79 gallon steel tanks. Many of the fruits we use are purchased from local area farmers in an effort to keep business right here at home. Each recipe is strictly adhered to and while the fruit may change due to seasonal and weather differences, the recipes are never altered. We are carving our own niche with artisanal wines that are a blend of traditional wine varieties along with new and unique varieties. Check back often for a complete list of our in-stock wines.
New Varieties Now Available
Drunk Monkey Red: Southern Muscadine Wine – A crowd favorite!
Drunk Monkey White: Southern Scuppernong Wine – A crowd favorite!
Blue Moon: A delightfully refreshing blueberry blend. It’s delicious!
Sandbar Soiree: A light dry refreshing Savignon Blanc with notes of citrus zest, honey dew, and lime. **Currently Out of Stock
No Wake Zone: A light dry Pinot Noir with low acidity and medium tannin with notes of blackberry, currants, and earthy minerals. **Currently Out of Stock
Red Sky Nights: Everyone’s delight that is a bold dry blend of Malbec, Sangiovese, and Shiraz with notes of dark cherry, ripe berries, black pepper, and a finish of tobacco and leather.
About The Owners
Owners Scott and Brooke Bayliss have long dreamed of Lake Wedowee Winery. Many years ago, Scott developed a love for wine making out of what Brooke refers to as “one of his fly by night hobbies”. He spent countless hours in the wine cellar of their home perfecting the perfect bottle of wine to share with friends and family. There was always talk of one day opening a winery, but other career goals made those talks a distant dream. Scott is a Paramedic and has spent his entire professional life in the medical field. Emergency Medical Services has been his passion for most of his life and his love for helping others is what drove that passion. An unfortunate work injury brought his EMS career to an unplanned end and after much thought and prayer, Lake Wedowee Winery was born. Brooke, who grew up in Wedowee, graduated from Randolph County High School and then Jacksonville State University. She has spent her professional life as a banker working locally in Wedowee. She is now Marketing Director for First Bank of Alabama. “I am excited for us to be a part of the vision I’ve always had for our beautiful little town and I’m excited to watch Scott chase his dreams and build this winery”, “Scott and I love Wedowee and in our vision for this winery, we are creating a setting that you will want to return to time and time again where we hold onto the past history of our little town all while watching it grow and prosper. ” “I can’t wait to see everyone there”, says Brooke. Scott and Brooke reside in Wedowee and are both actively involved in the community.
About Lake Wedowee
Lake Wedowee, also known as R.L. Harris Reservoir, is located in Randolph County, Alabama on the upper part of the Tallapoosa River. We are 90 miles from Atlanta, Georgia and 90 miles from Birmingham, Alabama. The lake was built at one of the last hydro sites in Alabama and has an area of 9,870 acres. It’s water quality makes it one of the most pristine lakes in the Southeast. Fishing brings the most attraction to the lake, but it’s also great for boating, swimming, camping, hiking and more. You have to see it for yourself!
Wedowee means “old water” in the Muscogean language and takes it’s name from a Creek Indian Chief. It was originally settled in 1830 in the foothills of the Appalachians. Wedowee is the county seat of Randolph County with a population of approximately 800. Throughout time Wedowee has remained a small agricultural community with recent growth coming as a result of Lake Wedowee. The Lake along with Mount Cheaha, Alabama’s highest point, and Talladega Superspeedway attract a large number of visitors to the Wedowee area each year. Located directly on U.S. Highway 431, between Oxford, Alabama and Auburn, Alabama, Wedowee is an easy stop for those travelling through to larger destinations.
- 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- 10:00 am – 6:00 pm