Made in Florida Wines & Wine Tasting ~ Paradise Coast Florida
Made in Florida Wines and Vineyards are growing in popularity and size. The variety, value, and flavor of Florida wines are better than ever. Take a Florida wine tasting tour and find out for yourself. A drive into central Florida will introduce you to Florida’s sensational farmlands, and many of the state’s famous vineyards, and wineries.
Florida Winery visits exceeded 379,000 visitors in 2018 according to the Florida Grape Growers Association. Most Florida Vineyards are located in mid-Florida – a short drive from the Paradise Coast.
We encourage you to explore Florida Vineyard products and thank you for helping to support Florida farms. Share your Florida vineyard news or suggestions, contact us. Thank you for visiting Paradise Coast Living.
History of Florida Winemaking & Vineyard
Winemaking in Florida has a long and varied history. The state’s warm, humid climate is ideal for growing grapes, and winemaking has been practiced in the region since the first Spanish explorers arrived in the 1500s.
The first recorded winery in Florida was established in 1828 by French immigrant Charles Louis Degen, who settled in what is now the town of Monticello. Degen began cultivating the native muscadine grape and producing wine, which he sold to local residents and travelers passing through the area.
During the 19th century, several other wineries were established in Florida, including the Horseshoe Plantation Winery near Tallahassee, which produced muscadine wines, and the San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1882 and is still in operation today.
In the early 20th century, however, the Florida wine industry suffered a setback due to the spread of the phylloxera pest, which destroyed many of the state’s vineyards. Winemaking in Florida did not fully recover until the 1960s, when new grape varieties and growing techniques were introduced.
Today, Florida is home to dozens of wineries, many of which specialize in muscadine wines, as well as other varieties such as Blanc du Bois, Carlos, and Noble. Some of the state’s top wineries include Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont, Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City, and Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery in Homestead.
Despite its long history and current popularity, the Florida wine industry still faces challenges, including competition from other wine-producing regions and ongoing issues with pests and weather. However, winemakers in the state continue to innovate and experiment, producing unique and flavorful wines that reflect the region’s rich history and diverse culture.
FL VINEYARDS & WINERIES FROM PARADISE COAST LIVING
The Florida Wineries and Vineyards listed below are known to have Wine Tasting rooms open to the public. Telephone in advance to confirm hours of operation. Thank you for mentioning Paradise Coast Living.
Florida Orange Groves Winery
1500 Pasadena Avenue S.,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707
Flagler Beachfront Winery
611 North Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, Florida
Hutchinson Farm Winery
8061 Stone Road
Apopka, Florida 32703
Growing muscatel grapes
San Sebastian Winery
157 King Street
St. Augustine Florida 32084
Founded in 1996
Tel: 904- 826-1594
Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery
17810 Forge Drive
Spring Hill, Florida 34610
Sparacia-Witherell Family Winery
21509 Snow Hill Road
Brooksville, Florida 34601
True Blue Winery & Bistro
604 Pink Apartment Road
Davenport, Florida 33837
Tel: (863) 419-4400
Winery at Lake Seneca Farms
36047 E Lake Seneca Rd
Eustis, Florida 32736
Island Grove Wine Company
24703 SE 193rd Avenue
Hawthorne, Florida 32640
Famous blueberry wine found here.
Secret Gardens Winery & Farm
8222 W Josephine Rd
Sebring, Florida 33875
A family-owned farm and winery
364 Hugh Adams Road
Defuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Rosa Fiorelli Winery, Inc.
4250 CR 675
Bradenton, Florida 34211
Additional information about Florida Wines & Vineyards is available from the Florida Grape Growers Association, East Palatka, FL. Their website is fgga.org.
Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours, Caxambas Park, 909 Collier Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-777-9873
Avi's is a family-owned business that offers some of the most exciting dolphin jet ski tours and jet ski rental adventures on Marco Island. You are invited to take an exciting journey with Avi "The Dolphin Whisperer" and take home a complimentary flash drive of photos from your adventure. Bring the family and make lasting memories. Contact us to book your dolphin Jet Ski tour.
Avi's Water Sports & Jet Ski Adventure Tours - Marco Island, FL
Sunshine Tours and Fishing Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours. Fish the 10,000 islands, the best in Offshore, Back Water, Off Shore, and Near Coastal Fishing Charters. We know where the fish are. Also offering Marco Island Shelling Trips, and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed fishing charters, and on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available. Contact us to book your Marco Island fishing charter.
Sunshine Tours & Charters - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island Princess / Sunshine Tours, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL 34145 | 239-642-5415
The Marco Island Princess is a 90' luxury yacht offering daily Sightseeing, Lunch and Sunset Dinner Cruises. All of our delicious meals are prepared fresh on board for your enjoyment. Our professional and friendly crew will attend to your every need. Two full service cash bars serving up all of your favorite drinks! Also available for Weddings and Private Charters. Marco Island's most unique dining experience!
Visit The Marco Island Princess - Marco Island, FL
Island Bike Shops (2 Locations) 1095 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-8400 & 4342 Thomasson Dr., Naples, FL 34112 | 239-732-8400
At Island Bike Shops we make your visit fun. Reserve your rental online. Check our selection of bicycle rentals, electric bikes, motor scooters, trailers, and more. Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Our large or small group bicycle tours can accommodate all cycling levels as we personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island, or the Natural Everglades.
Visit Island Bike Shops - Marco Island & Naples
Naples Bicycle Tours, Naples, FL 34113 | 239-580-7960
Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to experience the natural Florida Everglades, up close and personal. Connect with nature on this 3-hour historic & ecotour in the heart of the Glades. All tours include everything needed for the adventure: custom-fit cycle, helmet, drinks, snacks, and a certified FL naturalist guide.
Naples Bicycle Tours - Naples, FL
Naples Bicycle Tours, Naples, FL 34113 | 239-580-7960
Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to experience Marco Island, the Natural Florida Everglades, and Historic Old Naples up close and personal, on a bicycle. All bike tours include everything needed for an amazing bicycling adventure: custom-fit cycle, helmet, drinks, snacks, and a certified FL naturalist guide.
Naples Bicycle Tours - Naples, FL
Go Cats On The Water - Port Of The Islands, Naples, FL | 239-748-4099
Marco and Naples Most Exciting Boat Tour. Explore the backwater and mangroves for an unforgettable adventure in Southwest Florida. Everglades Backwater Sightseeing Eco-Tours in our safe, and easy to drive boats. Choose a 75 minute or a 3 hour tour. Our custom Go-Cat boats are fun for all ages and can easily be operated by both younger adults and seniors.
GoCatsOnTheWater.com - Naples, FL
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Paradise Coast Living
- PRODUCT CONFIGURATION: Drinking glass set includes 4 can-shaped glass cups [ Diameter - 3 inches, Height - 5.8 inches ],4 nature bamboo lids, 4 reusable glass straws and 2 cleaning brushes, Classic design, Very practical mixed drinkware sets
- DURABLE and SAFE: The can glasses are made of high-quality durable clear glass, Lead-free and BPA-free. It can be used safely for a long time. This thick clear glass can withstand the sudden changes in the temperature difference between -68°F to 212°F, making them dishwasher safe. If you want to decorate this glass, you can do DIY easily without breakage.
- MULTI-PURPOSE: The can shaped glassware Great for any Occasion, any hot and cold drinks. It is widely loved by families, kitchen, breweries, cafes, bars and restaurants. You can use it to make perfect tea, boba bubble Pearl Milk Tea, soda, water, iced coffee, smoothie, fruit juice or any other interesting holiday drinks.
- AMAZING GIFT: This jar is very fashionable, aesthetic and characteristic. Excellent workmanship. Perfect for Birthdays, House warming gifts, Tea Sets, Home Bar Accessories, Graduation, Weddings, Bachelorette Parties and Christmas Gifts.
- 100% SATISFIED SERVICE: This glass set is packaged in the heavy bubble holder and thick carton box to prevent damage while in transport. If the can-shaped glass set you received was damaged or imperfect or you are not 100% satisfied, please simply contact us, we will offer a satisfactory solution.
- Cupholder Friendly: Tapered shape with handle makes it the ideal cup -- Take Us With You wherever you go
- Leak Resistant: Comes with straw lid to prevent spills
- Double Wall Insulation: Keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
- Durable: Made of premium 18/8 stainless steel
- Limited Lifetime Warranty & Patent Pending
- SPILL PROOF: Transform any standard water bottle into a spill proof sippy cups for toddlers. This set comes with three 100% leak proof kaps that only let liquids out when its being sucked on. Never let travel spills happen again!
- MADE FOR EVERYONE: 100% BPA free and Safe for everyone. From babies and toddlers to adults! Helps teach babies how to suck from water bottles and help transition into bigger cups! Durable enough for bites that can also be used as a relaxing teething toy.
- FITS ALMOST ALL BOTTLES: Kiddikaps are able to fit any standard size (28mm) water bottles , soda bottles and even some beer bottles which makes them instantly spill proof. You can use these with reusable straws by sliding one into the top of the spout. Dentist Recommended.
- PORTABLE AND DURABLE: lightweight and compact lets them fit in any diaper bag or even your pocket. Don't stress about lugging around a big sippy cup when you can attach this to a standard water bottle. Built to last through all your travel and adventures
- EASY TO USE AND CLEAN: Simply push the cap into the bottle and until its a tight fit and open the top of the cap. Simply hand wash with warm water or place on the top rack of the dishwasher for an easy clean. Easy baby water bottle. Simply pinch the spout to get started with Kiddikap
- ★Package Includes: 12 pack 2oz (60ml) boston round glass bottle + 3 small stainless steel funnels + 24 labels (2 types). Bottles are packaged in grid-shaped partition and thick carton box to prevent damage in transport. If you receive a damaged bottle, contact us and we will refund you or replace it.
- ★High Quality Material & Leakproof Design Caps: These 2 oz container bottles are made of strong thick glass, thick black plastic twist lids with soft plastic cones on the inside to ensure no leakage. The conical inner cap tightly adheres to the bottle mouth to ensure air tight seal.
- ★Functional Accessories: We have seen reviews from customers on Amazon that many people buy funnels and bottles together. We combine them and set low price. Small funnels help you do jobs with liquids more effectively. Labels(24, 2 types) are included in case you need them.
- ★Multi Uses: As usual lab supplies or sample bottles, they are great for alcohol, liquor, whiskey, ginger turmeric shots, hot sauce, juice, DIY essential oils, tincture, perfume oils, potion and other liquids. As decorative bottles, they are beautiful filled with various solid or powder with hanging tags.
- ★Ideal Travel Bottles: This convenient mini size makes it perfect for travel in bags as the Leak-Proof covers. You can travel with liquids everywhere. Easy to clean with small bottle brushes and also be DISHWASHER SAFE
- MULTIPLE SIZE – With this set of 9 straws you will get a straw with a diameter of 6 mm, 9 mm and 12 mm, and nylon bristle length of 8 inches, 10 inches and 12 inches. Great for clean your straws on Tumbler, Sippy Cup, Baby Bottles, Tervis, CamelBak, Hydroflasks, Yeti, Starbucks Cup and others.
- EASY TO USE – Simply insert it into the pipe, rotate it, remove and wash it. With the long, soft but durable bristles, it can be used to clean each size of pipe you have and does not scratch the inside of straws. Moreover, it doesn’t leave a lot of fuzz behind in the pipe like Chenille pipe cleaners do which you need to take the trouble to get rid of it.
- DURABILITY & MULTIFUNCTIONAL – Use our durable straw brush that is very flexible but will not break easily which is much stronger than some inferior and fragile straw brushes. Meanwhile, this brush also can be used to clean Pipe, Narrow Tube, Hookah, Coffee Pot, Sink Drain, Hummingbird Feeder, Weed Smoking Bong and other hard to access corners.
- HOW IT’S MADE – These straw cleaning brushes are made of food grade stainless steel, while bringing you durability and versatility. The bristles are made of nylon which is both resistant, and easy to clean. Get around any surface or maneuver any depth.
- DISHWASHER SAFE – These pipe cleaners are easy to clean after use since they can easily throw it in the top rack of the dishwasher, and this won't affect the brushes' effectiveness and functionality.
- 12 DRINKING STRAWS FIT ALL SIZE TUMBLERS - 3 straight straws and 3 bent straws of 10.5” for 30oz tumblers. 3 straight straws and 3 bent straws of 8.5” for 20oz tumblers. Perfect for you to enjoy your beverage, juice, lemonade, coffee, cocktail, ice tea, cappuccino, etc.
- 18/8 FOOD GRADE STAINLESS STEEL - BPA and lead free, Dishwasher Safe, No metal aftertaste, Colorfast, Plastic free, Reusable and Environmentally Friendly. As a safe and suitable alternative to plastic, they are safer for the environment. Not only the straw is environmental, the portable bag is the same. The material of the bag is natural cotton, It can be decomposed in the natural environment. Beside this, these straws are easy to carry by your handbag.
- 2 LONG NYLON CLEANING BRUSHES - Very handy to rinse off stains. Featuring a stainless steel handle and nylon bristles, the brush is of the perfect size for these straws, also suitable for cleaning cups and bottles.
- BROAD USAGE - These metal straws look equally beautiful in a cocktail or a smoothie, which add fun to any party, trendy for family reunion, girls night out,cocktail party, picnics, boating and so on. Also suitable for family party, outdoor picnics, hiking, trips and office use. An exceptional value and an excellent gift for any occasion.
- SAVE MONEY - Each reusable straw has the potential to eliminate up to 500 plastic straws over its lifetime. When you purchase a 12 pack of reusable straws, you'll be saving over 6000 disposable straws. That's more money in your pocket and less waste in the landfill.
- RED PARTY CUPS—This package includes 30 count 18 ounce Hefty Party On disposable cups in red
- PARTY CUPS IN AMERICA—The iconic cold cup silhouette you know & love, backed by Hefty durability & design
- EASY-TO-GRIP DESIGN—Like a solid handshake, these party cups have a grip you can respect thanks to the innovative design that makes them easy to hold
- TOUGHNESS YOU CAN TRUST—Dependably strong and durable, these plastic party cups hold cup after cup of your favorite beverages
- TempShield insulation keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours
- Made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure durability, pure taste and no flavor transfer
- Flex Cap is leakproof when closed, to transport without worry
- Flex Strap is easy to transport and comfortable to carry
- Honeycomb Insulated cap for maximum temperature retention
- Color Last powder coat is dishwasher safe, keeping your bottle slip-free and colorful
- Fits most backcountry water filters
- Cup holder compatible
- BPA-Free & Toxin-Free
- HAND WASH ONLY
- RIGHT SIZE & NICE CONSTRUCTION: Comes with 2 pcs in the set and each carafe has a nice size of 11.5” in height to fit in your refrigerator or under your cabinets. Square body and narrow neck for easy gripping, the balanced construction easily remains it upright on tabletops and wide mouth for adding ice cubes, fruits and tea bags. 50 oz in capacity is the optimum feature for daily essentials, picnic carry, and party use.
- RECYCLABLE FOOD-GRADE PLASTIC: The superior material we use is high-quality thick plastic which is qualified food-safe and healthy while also BPA-free and lead-free. Thick walls give the carafe increased durability and extended service life. Glass-like plastic looks crystal clear and beautiful especially when colorful fruit punch and sangria in it. Easy to cleanup but NOT DISHWASHER SAFE.
- REMOVABLE EASY-USE FLIP LID: Not only does this carafe set come with screw-on white flip lids on top makes this carafe a convenient-using container by its easy open-close tab. But also no need to find a cover to prevent spilled drinks. It also has a rubber sealing plug to provide better air tightness and the tab stays open when pouring, no need to hold by other fingers.
- VERSATILE IN USES: Using it as a bedside carafe, daily milk container, storing or making cold brewing in refrigerator, and keeping it fresher for a longer time, also as drink pitchers for brunch, parties, mimosas bar, bridal shower, baby shower, decorations and hosting essentials. Besides, it can be used for dispensing detergent and softener for easy pouring in the laundry room.
- ✅Party Like a Pro - Dazzle your guests with SMIRLY's wood cheese board & charcuterie tray. We specialize in serving dishes for entertaining with a ton of beneficial features to make hosting fun & easy. Our charcuterie tray is the perfect size for displaying a variety of delicious delectables including meats, cheeses of various textures, crackers, veggies, fruit, and more. Welcome guests with our beautiful meat and cheese tray filled with a colorful and tasty array of appetizing offerings.
- ✅Unique Gift Idea They Won't Forget - Looking for birthday gifts for mom, house warming gifts for new home owners, wedding gifts for bride and groom, or hostess gifts for women who have everything? Our charcuterie board with charcuterie accessories & round fruit tray is an all-inclusive cheese board set that is sure to please everyone. Our unique & beautiful cheese serving board and all the charcuterie board accessories make a thoughtful, functional, and versatile gift that will last for years!
- ✅Designed to Meet Your Diverse Needs - Throw an epic party or host an intimate gathering made possible with all the enhancing features of our charcuterie boards. A removable magnetic holder keeps 4 serving knives and utensils upright and easily accessible. Two ceramic serving bowls for sauces and dips compliment your decadent charcuterie tray. Our bamboo cheese board and knife set offer everything you need to build a stunning presentation for family and friends.
- ✅Unleash Your Creativity - We include a matching round bamboo fruit tray for added versatility and functionality. Enjoy our free guide booklet offering design suggestions. It will help you design a unique and gorgeous platter that will impress all your guests. Our charcuterie set comes in a sturdy decorative box for instant gifting. At SMIRLY, we make simple things better and our cheese board is sure to become a reliable favorite for entertaining and serving.
- ✅Your Hosting Partner for Years - You'll feel great about purchasing an earth friendly material that is properly sourced and highly renewable. Bamboo is nonporous and resists liquid so it won't bend, warp, crack, absorb odor, or stain. A truly low maintenance wood for a user-friendly experience. But the obvious benefit is its natural aesthetic value.