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Florida Winery Events and Tastings – Save Beer for the Beach

grapes hanging at a Florida winery

Florida winery events and wine tastings are tons of fun. From grape stomps to live bands and ghost orb walks, there are so many events to keep you busy for the rest of the summer. Visit a winery as a group or just your significant other, either way you are going to have fun at a local Florida winery. And do you know how many wineries we have in Florida? What started out as micro-wineries and farms has turned into large wineries with events and vineyards. The wine culture and Florida wineries have evolved and grown over the last decade. I am glad to see some vintners gaining notoriety in the world of wine-making.

Florida Winery Events and Tastings:

 

Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery

980 Henscratch Road
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
863-699-2060

Not only does Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery make great wine, but they also have a U-Pick-It season for the grapes. August and September is when the Muscadine and Scuppernongs are ripe and bursting with juice. Come pick your own grapes then grab a few bottles of wine for the house.
August-September 2015

Grape Stomp is August 8th. You can stomp grapes and pre-order your wine with custom labels due for delivery about Thanksgiving time. Bring the whole family out for a great time at Henscratch.
August 8th, 2015

Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery

Bunker Hill Road
Parrish, Florida 34219
941-776-0418

Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery has a Spirit Orb Walk on September 19, 2015. Bring all your favorite paranormal investigating items for the event and dress comfortably, as the walk is over uneven terrain. The cost is a mere $10 and will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Provoking the spirits is not allowed, but buying lots of wine is. Reservations are strongly recommended and bring friends. It should be an amazing time at a Florida winery.
September 19th, 2015

Keel & Curley

5210 Thonotosassa Road
Plant City, Florida 33565
813-752-9100

Live bands every Friday and Saturday night. Stop by for a night out with friends and listen to live music as you enjoy Keel & Curley wines. Try their new Strawberry Wine Freeze mix, delish, and their Pina Colada Wine mix.  Keel & Curley carries a large assortment of fruit wines. One must remember that in Florida the touristy fruit wines have quite a loyal following. The same people that are wine snobs (a wine snob is one that only drinks wine from such and such a place) usually miss out on the very drinkable fruity Florida winery perfections that go down easy and lend a fun air to the wine drinking experience.
EVERY Friday and Saturday night.

wine tasting at a Florida winery

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Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard

4200 Johnston Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34951
772-460-0500

Lakeridge Winery knows how to party. Every Sunday they serve up wine with a side of fun. They usually open about noon to 1pm and have live music, wine slushies, 9 hole disc golf, corn hole, giant lawn cheese, jenga and bocce ball. They advertise that their Sunday afternoons are rain and shine. Children are allowed but must be supervised by their chaperones. Sounds like Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard offers a great way for a family to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Murielle Winery

13131 56th Court
Suite 305
Clearwater, Florida 33760
727-561-0335

Murielle Winery is the mid-county Florida winery with lots of panache. Known as the winery that makes very interesting flavors of wine– such as Simply Key Lime, Green Apple Riesling and Tropical Storm– Murielle Winery is a fun place to taste wine. They offer FREE wine tasting most Saturdays. Come on by and say hi to the owners and their two winery pups.

Quantum Leap Winery

1312 Wilfred Drive
Orlando, Florida 32803
407-730-3082

Quantum Leap Winery is located in Orlando and is a ton of fun to visit. This winery claims 7 dogs and yes, they even have their own dog blog. The winery has a bunch of events and each is unique– so you must see their website to get an exact date for events. Here is a sampler: Paws A Palooza, Wine Down, and Wine Chocolate and Cheese, just to name a few. The Wine Down events are monthly– they provide live music, wine and good company.

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Audra M. Christian is an avid writer, and a knower of all things in Tampa Bay. She is a native St Pete saint and lives in St Pete, Florida with her husband, motley crew of daughters and tiny little maltese, Zsazsa Gabor.

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