There’s this saying that curiosity killed the cat. We’re not falling for it. We think curiosity was framed.

We believe something different. We believe that curiosity gives you life.

Or at least a life with enough fun that it’s simply more worth living.

At The Carriage, our goal is to spark your curiosity, fill your belly, and over- flow your cup with happiness. And some really good wine.

We curate sips and bites for winos and foodies, and other curious folks.

Wine, specialty grocery, fresh cut flowers, and farm-fresh produce.

Like, really fresh, you can even come hug our farmer.

Whether you’re here for a nibble and a glass of wine with a friend, or roaming for something inspiring for tonight’s dinner at home, we’re here to guide you on your next palatable journey.

And, just like Ina Garten, we’ll be here to greet you with a drink in our hand, a warm smile on our face, and great music for a healthy dose of toe-tapping. Because that’s how it’ll all get off to a fun start.

Cheers!

Whether you’re looking for free-range chicken and eggs or farm-fresh veggies and local raw honey for your next culinary adventure, our friends and partners at Jack-O-Lantern Farms have you covered. Established in 1996, Jack-O-Lantern Farms is a family-owned local farm rooted in the Shoals community.

Jack-O-Lantern specializes in providing clean food with no GMOs or synthetic chemicals. Jack-O-Lantern Farms proudly produces CERTIFIED NATURALLY GROWN vegetables, free range chicken and eggs, fresh seafood, grass-fed beef, pasture pork, Wehdo lamb, local raw honey, fresh baked goods and more. Pay them a visit the next time you’re in and, if it suits your fancy, enjoy a glass of wine while you shop.

Hours: MON-FRI 10-7, SAT 10-4

TASTE 100+ WINES. ENJOY LOCAL FOOD PAIRINGS. REPEAT.

Florence Wine Fest is annual celebration of wine, food and community in downtown Florence, AL. Each March, attendees can explore 100+ fantastic wines from around the globe and local food pairings from some of the Shoals' best chefs all while soaking in the electric atmosphere of cobble-stoned Mobile Plaza in the heart of historic downtown Florence, AL. Plus, ticket holders will enjoy special events and discounts all weekend long at many participating downtown businesses!

Florence Wine Fest 2018 tickets will go on sale January 1, 2018! Join our mailing list to be sure you don't miss the ticket announcement!

Check out photos from Florence Wine Fest 2016 here.

The Vine Club is a monthly wine club at The Carriage Wine & Market specializing in unique wines from small artisanal producers practicing organic, bio-dynamic and sustainable farming methods from all over the world. In an increasingly homogenized wine world, too many wines taste alike and lack personality. The Vine Club brings you selections with character and a sense of place, often from lesser-known regions and unusual grapes. These are wines that come alive with food and express the complexity and nuance which separate the gems from the masses.

Every month members receive four selections paired with personal tasting notes and information about the wines chosen exclusively for this club. Designed to take the guess work out of wine shopping, The Vine Club demystifies the world of wine so you can enjoy your bottle with confidence.

The Vine Club was created by Amy Collins, a passionate wine expert who wants everyone to Drink Better. She is certified by the American Sommelier Association and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). She  blogs about wine and food at Pig & Vine, where you can find weekly recommendations, guidance, and further insight into the vinous life. 

Join the Vine Club here.

Looking for a cozy place to stay in downtown Florence, AL? The Carriage House is a newly-renovated, one bedroom stand-alone unit with vaulted ceilings, a full bath, flat-screen television (Cable, HBO and Encore), clothing cabinet, kitchenette (granite counter tops, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and bar sink) and comfortable full-size bed that sleeps two. The Carriage House is nestled in a quaint, established neighborhood in historic downtown Florence. Located next door to the University of North Alabama, it is mere steps from the heart of campus and a just a short walk, bike ride or drive from us at The Carriage Wine & Market. Guests will enjoy a private driveway, outdoor flagstone patio and keypad entry to The Carriage House.

Book it here.