Just Another Reason to Love FL


A century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, wine was being made in Florida? Spanish explorers discovered rich vegetation on Florida’s east coast, cultivating wild grapes into wine, as traditional in their homeland.

Florida… wine country?! Not the sprawling hills and château’s you envisioned in Bordeaux, France. But, you better believe it. Beyond Florida’s beaches, amusement parks, and citrus land, there are Florida vineyards and wineries. These flavorful wines are an interesting part of Florida’s history that few people know about.

According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDOA), there are over 40 certified wineries and vineyards in the State of Florida. Where does that leave Florida, among other states, in overall wine production? Number 8. Boom! Just another reason to love FL.

BONUS: Most Florida wines are made from muscadine grapes — a variety of grapes that contain the highest level of antioxidants ever tested in a natural product. Muscadine grapes are fat free, high in fiber and high in antioxidants. I’ll cheers to that!

The next time you sit down for dinner, don't forget the bottle of wine — Florida that is. Click To Tweet

Come explore what Florida wines and wineries have to offer, click here to find your favorite Florida Winery, we know you will not be disappointed! And I can’t forget to shout out the Tampa Bay Area. If you’re local, make sure to check out this Florida Orange Grove & Winery Tour right in the Bay!

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15 thoughts on “Just Another Reason to Love FL”

  1. We are not wine drinkers or go on wine tours but am falling in love with Tampa through your posts. Didn’t know about wine & Florida. Nice history lesson. Scheduled a tweet.

  2. Wine is springing up in lots of places that it wasn’t made before but it sounds like Florida beat most everyone else to it. Interesting that they used wild grapes way back then. I don’t think I’ve heard of muscadine grapes before but I’m willing to try new (to me) varieties, definitely.

  3. I had no idea there were Florida wines!! Makes sense honestly; why can’t there be wine from every state 🙂
    We all have something that grows locally; so why not make a wine from it!!
    I’ll be on the lookout for some FL wine the next time I visit Total Wines!

  4. We are not big wine drinkers but reading your article makes me want to have a glass. Who’d think that having a glass of wine could actually be good for you. Cheers

  5. Not a wine drinker, but hadn’t known that bit of history about Florida, interesting. I was born and raised, and still spent most of my life in Cali… so familiar with the wineries there.

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