The rich soil and moderate climate of Central Florida make for prime agricultural lands, and though the area is famous for its orange crops it is also becoming known for its fine vineyards. With just the right kiss of frost in the winter, wine makers have found the Orlando region to be a perfect locale for grape growing. Florida wineries have been making a splash in the national grape growing scene, with the number of wine awards growing in leaps and bounds. The Orlando area is host to a handful of excellent wineries, and you don’t need to be a sommelier to appreciate the fine locally crafted wines of the region.
Vineyards Near Orlando
At Hutchinson Farm Winery in the nearby town of Apopka you will find acres of beautiful vineyards, a tasting room, and the friendliest vineyard owners you could ever want to meet. Retired medical professionals Sherry and John Hutchinson have found grape growing and wine making to be their passion and have been making wine in Apopka since 2005. Featuring an impressive offering of reds, whites, and a unique blueberry wine, Hutchinson Farm Winery is at the top of our list for a wonderful winery experience.
A visit to the 127-acre vineyard at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards is well worth the trip. With a whopping 770 awards (that number is not a typo!) under their belt, Lakeridge Winery offers daily winery tours and wine tasting and hosts a number of fun and exciting events throughout the year.
Quantum Leap Winery offers a surprisingly large array of their own excellent wines which are stored, blended and bottled at their own local winery, as well as other fine wines from across the country. Boasting a commitment to sustainability, Quantum Leap is fast becoming known as one of Orlando’s premiere wineries. Their tasting room is especially desirable and offers not only fantastic wine tasting but also excellent merchandise that goes well with wine, such as cheese, chocolates and local art.
For excellent food and more top-notch wine, check out Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Specializing in pairing fabulous culinary creations with their own private label wines, Cooper’s Hawk Winery is your place for a casual, yet sophisticated wine and dine experience.
A Tasteful Break from the Norm
If you are seeking to take a break from Mickey, Shamu, and the Na’vi people, then Orlando area wineries are just the ticket. Let us assist you in escaping from the norm and into a relaxing world of wine, food and sophistication. Contact our Orlando winery experts at Vacome today to book a vineyard tour or reservation at one of Orlando’s premiere wineries.