With over 500 acres of vineyards in Florida, the wine industry is growing in Florida every year. There are 88 wine producers ultimately creating 99,108 jobs in agriculture, accounting, packaging, transportation and more. With over 300,000 tourists visiting a Florida winery each year, it has an $11 billion economic impact on our state.* Muscadine grapes are native to Florida and have been used to make wine for hundreds of years. Now, Florida wineries incorporate even more locally grown fruits like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and even citrus to create wine. Why not take a trip off the beaten path and visit a Florida winery? Most wineries offer events, tours and wine tastings so you can make a day of it. Hours vary by season and the weather, so always call ahead and make sure they’re open. We have mapped out a wine trail for you, with distances between wineries just in case you’d like to spend a weekend visiting Florida wine country. Go to our website and see even more listings! Have a safe trip and always drink responsibly. (Send pics!)
KEEL & CURLEY WINERY
5210 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL 33565
A local favorite, Keel & Curley Winery was started by Central Florida blueberry farmer, Joe Keel in 2003. Starting in his farmhouse kitchen, Keel has grown the winery to produce over 20,000 cases of wine a year. Keel & Curley is known for their three distinct blueberry wines, a sweet, semi-dry, and dry all made with 100% blueberry. Their selection of 7 fusion wines has also taken Central Florida by storm. The winery has a wine tasting experience for guests and is also available for events and weddings.
48 miles S
BUNKER HILL VINEYARD & WINERY
8905 Bunker Hill Rd., Parrish, FL 34219
An environmentally friendly winery, Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery in Parrish, lowers their carbon footprint by storing wines in “Glass Carboys” as opposed to oak barrels and uses 100% recycled wine bottles to package their product. A true Florida winery, Bunker Hill grows their own Muscadine grapes. Never mixing or blending their wines their motto is, “From the vine to the bottle.” Bunker Hill uses real corks to cork their unfiltered wines. The winery even has its own spooky ghost story with many purported other-worldly experiences. Guests can tour the vineyard and taste wine 11am-5pm Thursday-Monday.
45 miles NE
FLORIDA ORANGE GROVES WINERY
1500 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Award-winning Florida Orange Groves Winery took home a bronze award for their Cranberry Key and a bronze for Blueberry Blue from the 2018 Florida State Fair International Wine and Grape Juice Competition. Florida Orange Groves wine development started by the Shook family in 1991 and opened its doors in September of 1997. They currently produce 43 different wines ranging from tropical fruit, citrus, berry and stone fruit, vegetable wines and more.
170 miles N
ISLAND GROVE WINE COMPANY
24703 SE 193rd Ave., Hawthorne, FL 32640
Island Grove Wine Company is located in Alachua County in North Central Florida. Their specialty is their 100% blueberry wines made with blueberries picked straight from their Florida plantations. They have a selection of adorably named spirits from Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet, Backporch Peach, and Sunshine State Berry Sangria. Island Grove won 2 bronze awards for their Sunshine State Berry Sangria and Blueberry Moscato and 3 silver awards for their Sunshine State White Sangria, Estate Bottled Sorta Sweet Blueberry, and Estate Bottled Kinda Dry Blueberry from the 2018 Florida State Fair Int’l Wine and Competition.
28 miles NE
ROYAL MANOR MEADERY & WINERY
223 Royal Ave., Interlachen, FL 32148
Specializing in their designer fruit wines and mead, Royal Manor Meadery & Winery is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm. They have an online store where you can pick up Kumquat Royale, Royal Passion, Sir Dud wines and more. They also offer traditional, spiced, and other flavors of mead. Guests are welcome to come to the Royal Manor tasting room and try a sample for $5.
27 miles E
BLUEFIELD ESTATE WINERY
22 Co Rd 234, Gainesville, FL 32641
Located in North Central Florida and family-owned, Bluefield Estate was started in the kitchen of young couple, the Fergusons, using blueberries from the family farm. After being urged by friends and family to start a winery, they did. Bluefield specializes in blueberry and muscadine wines including Blackberry Bliss, Dry Blueberry Wine, Green Apple Affair, and Peachy Perfection. You can visit their tasting room on the weekends.
21 miles NE
VINEYARD & WINERY
1317 FL-100, Grandin, FL 32138
The brainchild of Dave and Ricky DaCasto, Tangled Oaks Vineyard & Winery was conceptualized during a 2003 trip to visit family in Italy. The family-run winery offers selections such as Noble Red, Merlot, Bella Amie Blanc, Sangria Azul, and more. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday.
64 miles SE
FLAGLER BEACHFRONT WINERY
611 N Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Winemaker Ken Tarsitano, now with 20 years in the wine and grape industry learned his craft from his grandfather. Now at Flagler Beachfront Winery, Tarsitano offers all the classics: Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, as well as some with a twist: Elation, Corduroy, Riptide, and more. The Winery offers a selection of tapas plates and boards to pair with their wine. Flagler Beachfront is also popular for their wine slushies, made by using 100% wine frozen in a slushie machine. Flagler Beachfront Winery took home 1 gold, 3 silvers, and 2 bronze awards in the 2018 Florida State Fair International Wine and Grape Juice
75 miles W
QUANTUM LEAP WINERY
1312 Wilfred Dr., Orlando, FL 32803
A globally conscious and sustainability-focused winery is closer than you think. Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando is on a mission to “reinvent the wine-to-market delivery process,” bringing consumers and product together in an environmentally friendly way. Even some of their packaging has a low carbon footprint including kegs, pouches, and boxes. At Quantum Leap’s Tasting Room Tuesday-Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm, you can sip blended wines from regions across the world. This modern, urban winery is available for private parties and events and has a wine club which can be joined on their website.