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It’s a little known fact that wine has been produced in the state of Florida for nearly 450 years. Spanish settlers, who named the area for its abundance of wild flowers and fruits, discovered wild Muscadine grapes growing throughout the region. In the 1560s, this attracted other Spanish and French Huguenot settlers who were drawn to the prospect of starting a wine industry to rival those in Europe. They had no luck transplanting European varietals, which didn’t take to the moist conditions and were prone to Pierce’s disease, fungus, and rot. But wines from indigenous grapes Muscadine, Scuppernong, and Noble created a local thriving industry until the Prohibition. 
In the 1930s, horticulturalists at the University of Florida, set about growing new humidity-friendly hybrids such as Stover, Suwanee, Miss Blanc, and Blanc du Bois. There has also been some small success at grafting European varietals to grow locally. In the past few decades, Florida has seen a blooming Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Muscadine

    Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Seabreeze Winery

    SeaBreeze Winery is centrally located on the west end of Hutchison Blvd/Middle Beach Road on beau...

  • Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

    Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards opened its doors in February 1989 in Clermont , Florida and sits on ...

  • Eden Vineyards

    The Kiser family began planting of fine wine grapes in southwest Florida over thirty years ago. ...

  • Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

    Tarpon Springs Castle Winery invites you to their remarkable winery. You will find the wines are ...

  • Emerald Coast Winery

    Emerald Coast Winery and Gift Baskets, located in Miramar Beach, is a Florida coastal winery fe...

  • Murielle Winery

    Welcome to Murielle Winery of Clearwater, Florida. Most people are curious about how we chose the...

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  • EM - Yes, lots of older riders have their bikes shipped out to some place near ... Scotia, down to Key West in Florida, and over to New Orleans before Katrina hit that area a while back.  So this summers trip to see the solar eclipse will take us through some territory we have not experienced on the ground.  Please note, with Trump calling him... Read More

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  • Ah, the Campesino wines.  I am on the mailing list but I have not ... as I live in South Florida and only got a half-decent wine fridge for storage a few years ago. I recently drank through most of my 99's and 00's (neither a terribly remarkable year for zins though the 99's were pretty nice). All were certainly solid and hadn't deteriorated (t... Read More

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  • Florida sounds appealing after the cold weekend we had up here.  Plumbing projects are something I would never take on myself, especially replacing all the drywall.  I never could get the seam to disappear on one piece I fixed myself.  Anyway, a 2007 cab does sound nice. Read More

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  • Authentic Southern Finer Italian food and beverage service.....  Again ... ... and La Mass. Palm Beach Florid Read More

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  • EM & OT-thanks for the notes on the Carlisle and Bedrock Syrahs. I'm ... ... day on the west coast of Florida. &nbs Read More

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  • RBA-Those Repris sound good. I may have to look into them. Yes, we are at our ... condo on the west coast of Florida. Someday when we retire we hope to enjoy it more often. On Tuesday we had the 2011 St. Francis Cab Sav from thier Lagomarsino Vineyard. A very tasty wine with blackberry, blueberry, good structure with a medium body, tannins wer... Read More

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  • Very impressive and sure to be the highlight of your year, OT.  We ... ... ... they had wine cellars in Florida.  Is this an above-ground cella Read More

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  • Celebrating our birthdays on the West Coast of Florida this week! These two bottles were excellent! The 2007 leaning towards old classic Napa and the Quivet to the new style. Not sure Mike Smith was the winemaker in 2007 for Scarlett. Great start to our week getaway! Oh, did I mention the weather??? Read More

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  • I thought Sebring was in Florida? Read More

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  • Spending the weekend with our daughter in Gainesville as she is a senior at the University of Florida. We had dinner tonight at Satchels Pizza. A top three pizza place for us. For a college town their wine list is not the best but this 2012 Clayhouse Adobe Blend hit the spot. A very easy drinking blend of a bunch of grapes which went really well... Read More

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  • The San Sebastian Port and the San Sebastian Vintner's Reserva (Red) are my two favorites that have two types of the Floridian Muscadine Varietal. Sweet, but tasty when your in the mood. Being a Floridian myself, it's nice to have a grape from my home state.

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