Jules J. Berta Vineyards
Our story dates back to 1959 when Jules’ father, a young Hungarian refugee, immigrated to America. In 1983, he moved to Alabama and upon arriving, he believed northern Alabama to be wine country! Thus, his dreams of growing true wine grapes, part of what he left behind in the Old World, consumed him. The first vines were planted in 1987 and over a decade later, 8 more acres were planted. The vines consist mainly of Cabernet, Merlot, Sylvaner and Chardonnay. The oldest varietal is Blaufrankisch which was known as Mr. Berta’s hobby lot. Unfortunately, Mr. Berta passed away before the winery came to fruition. In honoring his father and the journey he made to freedom, Jules and his wife opened the winery in 2008.
We are building a heritage to pass down through the generations. Four generations have become involved. We are a vineyard and winery where the work is by family, such as hand picked grapes and homemade wines. We dabble with our local farmers to bring sweet muscadine wines and fruit wines to our tasting room. Farming, it has become a way of life!
Of course, we do on site wine tastings but we do so much more! You can head over to Smith Farms Country Meat stores located in Cullman and Heflin and try their logo wines produced by our winery. We also pour our wines at Big Spring Crush, Huntsville, where the North Alabama Wine Trail sponsors the grape stomp. We participate in tastings at the Tourism Bash in Montgomery for our friends at the North Alabama Travel Tourism organization. How about the time we had a private logo for the Huntsville Airport which was served at a vendor celebration event. You can find several of our wines at limited North Alabama ABC stores too.
Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Winery welcomes you to North Alabama Wine Country! Here, you’ll find six wineries located in the southern tier of the Appalachian Mountains, an area known as Sand Mountain. Our wineries are nestled in the mountains and valleys, near rivers and lakes, throughout North Alabama. A combination of geology, soils and climate is what gives the wine growers of North Alabama the opportunity to grow all sorts of fruits. We grow it all, from CABERNETS to the mighty MUSCADINES, as well as yummy FRUIT wines! North Alabama attracts visitors all year long. We are a place where eagles fly high! Fishing and boating abound on our lakes, arts and crafts shows are galore, musical festivities refresh your soul, and social events celebrate our culture. There is always fun to be had on the North Alabama Wine Trail! We embrace our heritage and believe you’ll find something unique at each winery!