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Florida Wineries and Vineyards
Wineries and Vineyards
When Spanish explorers came to Florida 400 years ago they found native grapevines. Using Old World traditions, they converted the muscadine into the first American wine.
Since that time, Florida researchers have created a wider variety of wine grapes that flourish in the state's subtropical climate and are well-suited to its soils.
Florida wineries and vineyards are scattered throughout the state, with harvest times ranging from May to September.
Visitors can stroll through a vineyard, view a harvest, the winemaking, corking, bottling and labeling processes, and sample varieties of delicious Florida wines.
A century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, wine was being made in Florida. "Florida" was the name given by Spanish explorers in recognition of the state's beautiful fruits and flowers. Among that rich vegetation, native grapevines were discovered on Florida's east coast. Spanish settlers harvested the wild grapes and, applying the same traditions of their homeland, converted Florida's wild muscadine into the first American wine.
Through the centuries, Florida's rich soils and rolling hills have supported both vineyards and winemaking. The success of muscadine wine is the byproduct of Old World traditions and new world production methods. Smooth, aromatic and nostalgic muscadine wines are a southern specialty. For 75 years, University of Florida researchers have developed varieties that flourish in Florida's subtropical climate, well-suited to the state’s soils and perfect for winemaking.
Visiting a winery or vineyard in Florida is a fascinating experience for the whole family. It's a part of Florida beyond the beaches and amusement parks. Florida's vineyards, wineries and flavorful wines are interesting parts of Florida history that few people know about, but one which more and more people are discovering. You can stroll through a vineyard, view a harvest, watch the winemaking, corking, bottling and labeling processes, and sample the wonderful and distinctive varieties of delicious Florida wines.
Winery and Vineyard Locator
The grids below list vineyards and wineries throughout Florida. Contact each winery/vineyard directly for information regarding days and hours of operation, products, tours or other services. If the winery/vineyard has its own web site, click on "Web" in the right hand column to go to that link.
|Certified Florida Farm Wineries and Vineyards|
|Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery||Duette||(941) 776-0418||Web|
|Chautauqua Vineyards||DeFuniak Springs||(850) 892-5887||Web|
|Dakotah Vineyards and Winery||Chiefland||(352) 493-9309||Web|
|Emerald Coast Wine Cellars||Destin||(850) 837-9500||Web|
|Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery||Fort Pierce||(772) 595-0699||Web|
|Florida Orange Groves, Inc. and Winery||St. Petersburg||1-800-338-7923||Web|
|Henscratch Farms Vineyards and Winery||Lake Placid||(863) 699-2060||Web|
|Island Grove Wine Company||Hawthorne||(352) 481-9463||Web|
|Keel and Curley Winery||Plant City||(813) 752-9100||Web|
|Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards||Clermont||1-800-768-9463||Web|
|Log Cabin Winery||Satsuma||(386) 467-0000||Web|
|Monticello Vineyards and Winery||Monticello||(850) 294-WINE||Web|
|Old Oaks Vineyard||Bonifay||(850) 547-2254||Web|
|Rosa Fiorelli Winery, Inc.||Bradenton||(941) 322-0976||Web|
|Royal Manor Winery||Interlachen||(386) 916-8909||Web|
|San Sebastian Winery||St. Augustine||1-888-826-1594||Web|
|Schnebly Redland's Winery||Homestead||(305) 242-1224||Web|
|SeaBreeze Winery||Panama City Beach||(850) 230-3330||Web|
|Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery||Spring Hill||(352) 799-7612||Web|
|Tangled Oaks Vineyard||Grandin||(386) 659-1707||Web|
|Three Oaks Winery||Vernon||(850) 535-9463||Web|
|Other Florida Wineries and Vineyards|
|Cork Screw Winery||Estero||(239) 949-2675|
|Empire Winery and Distillery||Newport Richey||(727) 819-2821||Web|
|Flagler Beachfront Winery||Flagler Beach||(386) 693-4950||Web|
|Florida Estates Winery||Land O' Lakes||(813) 996-2113||Web|
|The Florida Winery||Madeira Beach||(727) 362-0008||Web|
|Grapes of Kath Vineyards||Sebring||(863) 382-4706|
|Lions Run Winery||Miami||(707) 287-0273|
|Mitillini Vineyards||Live Oak||(386) 364-1773||Web|
|Monarch Wine Company||West Palm Beach||(561) 655-8977|
|Murielle Winery||Clearwater||(727) 561-0336||Web|
|Patrick Avery||Largo||(727) 531-2747|
|Ridgeback Winery||Mount Dora||(352) 383-4133|
|Tarpon Springs Castle Winery||Tarpon Springs||(727) 943-7029||Web|
|Time to Make Wine Inc.||Cape Coral||(239) 542-9463||Web|
|Yellow River Vineyards||Holt||(850) 537-8505|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Florida Grape Growers Association
Contact Us About Florida Wineries and Vineyards
Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of Development and Information
The Mayo Building
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800
(850) 617-7331 Fax