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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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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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  • Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

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

  • Henscratch Farms

    Located in the Heart of Florida, Henscratch Farms Vineyard & Winery is a unique farming and guest...

  • Seabreeze Winery

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

  • Panama City Beach Winery

    Panama City Beach Winery was opened in 2000, by Kay and Larry Honeycutt and immediately became an...

  • Emerald Coast Winery

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

  • Florida Estates Winery

    Florida Estates Winery looks forward to your visit in our tasting room, a browse through our...

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  • Hello Everyone I am Keran Hill form FloridaI am happy to join this site   www.homeworkbazaar.co.uk Read More

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  • This weekend we are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary on Fort Myer's Beach, Florida. Last night we had these 2 lovely wines. Started with the Sojourn Gap's Crown PN which was excellent! Great bright/foral nose. Lots of blackcherries and raspberry, very silky, nicely balanced and well integrated. No tannins and a long smooth/juicy finish!T... Read More

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  • Well, Duncan, Southwestern Florida and SoCal are quite a bit different from Blighty, though they may not represent all of 'America' perfectly. One (Ft. Myers) is at one corner of the Caribbean, and the other (Santa Barbara) is in the center of what's called 'The American Riviera', which can also help explain why there's so much wine grown there.... Read More

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  • Of course we've tried them. For years I didn't care much for the reds ... that stretched from Maine to Florida as if they were all of a type. But I'd encourage people to explore. Not the $10 Chilean stuff that's been around for years, but some higher end wines.And BTW Al - Brazil and Uruguay also make interesting, and often good, win Read More

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  • I wasn't discouraging anyone.  Larry is in Florida and so is William.  For once I was serious. Read More

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  • Actually, I thought of our boy Bill because he lives in Florida and this is quite a list.  If Larry was in Seattle, I'd be interested. Read More

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  • Welcome Rodney,A snowbird eh?  I guess you run into a lot of annoying Canadians down in Florida!?  What are some of your preferred cabs? Or malbecs for that matter. Read More

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  • Hello everyone. New here. Spend my time in Ohio and Florida. Love being on the tennis courts and finishing with a cab or Malbec . Read More

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  • Stacole Wine SE Florida West Palm Beach Florida turned me on to this site. Nice Job 750.http://www.sevenfifty.com  It is for vendors and professional sales; a Liquor License Verification is required to use the Search Engine. I am fortunate to be Vine to Wine working at Barolo.   Read More

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  • Check your maps. Atlanta to Miami is much further than Sonoma to SD or Victoria ... ... through north central Florida. 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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  • WHERE ARE THE BEST VINEYARDS IN FL?

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