When it comes to white wines, there is a vast selection to pick from. From dry to sweet, light-bodied to full-bodied, the most popular white wines include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling. But if you're looking for something truly unique, you should consider visiting one of the many wineries in Central Florida. Here, you can sample fruit wines made with blueberries, blackberries, and more, all grown in the region.
Plus, you can take in the sights of a lush courtyard and waterfalls before sipping on a refreshing glass of fruity wine. Before visiting any winery, it is important to read up on the tips in the Immers3D magazine guide for the best Central Florida experience. The best quality wines tend to come from soils that are low in organic matter and humidity, which are usually soils close to seas, rivers and oceans. Here are some of the top wineries in Florida that you should visit.
The Gilded Grape WineryLocated in Port Charlotte, The Gilded Grape Winery offers something totally different from other wineries in the state.
This small 900-square-foot winery bottles its wines by hand right in the main window and, with more than 20 varieties and 60 wines in production, visitors have plenty of options to choose from among their delicious beverages.
Schnebly Redland's WinerySchnebly Redland's winery in Homestead has an unparalleled atmosphere with a waterfall covered in Spanish moss, tiki huts and tasting tables in wooden barrels. Most white wines are young; that is, they do not usually have a long aging period because the best time to consume them is usually the year in which they were harvested.
Summer Crush Vineyard & WinerySummer Crush Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned winery located in Fort Pierce. It is the result of the owner's love for surfing, history, native muscadine and fruit wines. Offering something totally different from other wineries in the state, this is one of Florida's best kept secrets, offering individualized wines and the opportunity to prepare them yourself.
Quantum Leap WineryQuantum Leap Winery is one of the newest wineries in the state located in Orlando.
With an elegant 127-acre estate located west of Orlando, in Clermont, it has the right to claim to be the largest premium winery in Florida.