Vizzini Farms Winery
The Vizzini Farms Winery was a winery located on a 5-acre plot on Shelby County Highway 87 in Calera, now the location of Corbin Farms Winery. It was founded in 2005 by Tom and Deborah Vizzina, second-generation Italian immigrants.
The Vizzinas planted native red noble and white carlos muscadines, which were expected to fruit in 2020. In the meantime, the family produced wines from other Alabama grown muscadines and from European vinafera grapes, sourced from from several locations across the United States. Types of wines made included Rieslings, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Pinot Noir, White Zinfandel, Blush, and Chardonnay.
The winery featured a gourmet market for imported foods and a bakery. Tastings and tours of the vineyards and wine-making operations were offered daily. In addition, the visitor's center had event rooms available for rental and the winery had its own bistro and catering service, headed by chef Tom Cholakis.
- "Vizzini Farms Winery celebrates Valentine’s Day." (January 27, 2014) Shelby County Reporter
- "New winery opens in Shelby County" (August 6, 2018) Birmingham Business Journal