White Oak Vineyards near Heflin will hold its first annual
Spring Wine and Rhododendron Festival April 22 - 23. Rhododendrons are treasured and propagated for their intense
colors and delightful forms. Special care and attention has been given to the White Oak Vineyard collection,
which includes the prized Confederate series and specimens from all over the world, including England, other
parts of Europe, as well as the United States. A main focus is on native and deciduous azaleas. During the festival
you will be able to see, smell, and experience the gardens with tours and discussions of the plants and appropriate
care. For more information, including directions, go to www.whiteoakal.com.
You can also taste a selection of fine wines, including French hybrid reds and whites, fruit wines such as blueberry and
raspberry, as well as the south's favorite muscadine wines. White Oak also offers a selection of muscadine juice, jellies,
jams, sauces, and candles, as well as logo caps and shirts. White Oak is open Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by special appointment. You can call White Oak at 256 231-7998.