Florida’s Vineyards, Wineries and Flavorful Wines Are Interesting Parts of State’s History

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Florida's wild muscadine was first American wine

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.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – 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.

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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 website, select “Web” in the right hand column to go to that link.

Certified Florida Farm Wineries and Vineyards

Name Location Telephone Web
Aspirations Winery Clearwater (727) 799-9463 Web
Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville (352) 337-2544 Web
Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery Duette (941) 776-0418 Web
Chautauqua Vineyards DeFuniak Springs (850) 892-5887 Web
Dakotah Winery and Vineyards Chiefland (352) 493-9309 Web
Emerald Coast Wine Cellars Destin (850) 837-9500 Web
Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach (386) 693-4950 Web
Florida Orange Groves Inc. and Winery St. Petersburg 1-800-338-7923 Web
Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery Lake Placid (863) 699-2060 Web
Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka (407) 814-8330 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 Farm, Vineyard and Winery Satsuma (386) 467-0000 Web
Masaryk Winery Masaryktown (352) 308-0110 Web
Monticello Vineyards and Winery Monticello (850) 294-WINE Web
Oak Haven Farms and Winery Sorrento (352) 735-1996 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 and Brewery Homestead (305) 242-1224 Web
Sons and Daughters Farm and Winery Lake Worth (305) 613-8039 Web
Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery Spring Hill (352) 799-7612 Web
Sparacia-Witherell Family Winery and Vineyards Brooksville (919) 366-2509 Web
Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery Fort Pierce (772) 460-0500 Web
Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin (386) 659-1707 Web
Three Oaks Winery Vernon (850) 535-9463 Web
True Blue Winery Davenport (863) 419-4400 Web
Whispering Oaks Winery Oxford (352) 748-0449 Web

Other Florida Wineries and Vineyards

Name Location Telephone Web
Empire Winery and Distillery New Port Richey (727) 819-2821 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 Web
Mitillini Vineyards Live Oak (386) 364-1773 Web
Murielle Winery Clearwater (727) 561-0336 Web
Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs (727) 943-7029 Web
Time to Make Wine Inc. Fort Myers (239) 542-9463 Web

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ About Florida Wineries and Vineyards


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