Keel and Curley Winery

(813) 752-9100 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road
Plant City, FL 33565
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Keel and Curley Winery was started in spring of 2003 in the kitchen of founder and owner, Joe Keel. Keel, a central Florida blueberry farmer wanted to find something to do with his end of crop blueberries. As in most produce farming, once the market price reaches a price which is lower than harvest and sale commissions, farms stop harvesting their crops. At this time in the season, there are still a lot of quality blueberries on the bushes. So Keel asked himself, “what can I do with this perfectly good fruit, to use it in a productive way and not waste it? Jellies, jams, blueberry pies? No!” Keel decided blueberry wine would be interesting to dabble with in the family farm house kitchen. He started that spring of 2003 with 10 gallons of blueberry wine. The wine came out so-so, but drinkable. So he made 10 more gallons and it got better each time. So was the beginning of a company he started with production of over 20,000 cases of quality wines that the company produces to this day. Keel and Curley Winery, produces three types of Blueberry wines, each with a very distinct taste. The first is a sweet wine, the second, a semi-dry or semi-sweet wine, and the third, a dry wine. All three wines are made from 100% blueberries. Fusion Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Zinfandel

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Keel and Curley Blueberry Semi-Dry Blueberry NV

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  • Keel and Curley Winery Blueberry Wine-Sweet Rouge NV

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    If you are into sweet wines this might be for you. It does have a very sweet fruity flavor but not cloying. I had hoped this might be a local version I could use with desert instead of port but it was too sweet for my taste. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Keel and Curley Winery Blueberry Wine-Sweet Rouge NV

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  • Keel and Curley Blueberry Dry Blueberry Wine NV

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    I got the chance to try this Dry Blueberry Wine when I was visiting Orlando this last Christmas and I thought that it would be awful. My thoughts were soon changed when I tasted this delicious, almost Cabernet Sauvignon flavors that were erupting from it. It went in smooth and finished very flavorful. With a complexity that would rival any of... Read More

    Wine review by michaellcrowell


  • Keel and Curley Blueberry Dry Blueberry Wine NV

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  • Everyone has a favorite "just for fun wine"--one that you drink because it just tastes good. These fun wines are great to fall back on for parties or just enjoying at the end of the day. I had a great "fun" wine this weekend from Debonne Vineyards (Madison, OH) , Razzberry Riesling. The Raspberry brought out the flavors of the Riesling nicely an... Read More

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