Florida Wineries & Winery Tours
The history of Florida wineries goes all the way back to the early Spanish settlers in the 1500s that began growing the wild grapes that they found in the lush near tropical climate. While most people associate citrus with Florida, there is actually a thriving wine industry in the state that offers wineries that are open to the public for tours and tastings.
There are more than twenty- five wineries operating in Florida. Some of these Florida wineries are certified by the state, which means they are open to the public and offer tours and tastings. The non-certified wineries may not be open to the public, but you can call in advance for more information.
The soil and growing conditions in Florida are ideal for grape growers. While much of the state appears flat, there are hilly areas that resemble the wine growing regions in other states. Visiting the Florida wineries is an interesting break from the many tourist sites in the state. Spending a day away from the tourist traps enjoying a fine wine from the growers in Florida is a nice way to break up your vacation.
The Florida wineries are not on the beaten track and this gives you a chance to explore some of the rural areas of the state. You will find the folks on these farms and vineyards to be warm and welcoming. One winery located in one of the most beautiful historic areas of the state is San Sebastian winery located in historic St. Augustine. The winery uses grapes from growers in Florida including a vineyard the winery owns in the Panhandle. The winery has a wine tasting room and a rooftop area where visitors can enjoy music while sipping the wine.
Florida wineries may get lost amongst the beaches and tourist attractions in the state, but once you visit, you will go back again and again.
Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard
4250 County Rd 675
Bradenton, FL 34211
Kingdom Spirits & Fine Wines
2026 Badlands Dr
Brandon, FL 33511
Florida Estates Winery
3101 37th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
Florida Orange Groves – Inc and Winery
1500 Pasadena Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
Wine Warehouse of St Petersburg
5571 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
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