Wine Tasting in Venice


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A towering wine rack spans an entire wall and glimmers with more than 1,000 bottles. Across the room, a lineup of nitrogen-regulated Enomatic machines dispenses samples from 80 wines to be sipped, swirled, and theatrically spit while reclining on a leather sofa, or while sitting at the long wooden bar. Small, shareable plates populate Sarasota Vineyard's menu in the forms of cheeses, roasted olives, and prosciutto-wrapped figs, ideal for pairing with wines or barley pops from a list of 20 beers.
1528 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US
A licensed urban winery, Time to Make Wine churns out batches of wine and winemakers. The facility presents 2,400 square feet of temperature-, humidity-, and light-controlled space, inside which visitors learn how to concoct personalized potables. When needing a sip of inspiration, visitors may also browse Time to Make Wine's own products, or stock up on accessories ranging from corks and wine kits to fermentation containers.
10970 South Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers,
FL
US
Winner of two gold metals and five silver medals at the Indy International Wine Competition, the Florida Winery prepares its Vino Florida wine on-location and often infuses it with tropical fruits, including raspberries, strawberries, kiwis, and melons. Vino Florida's blends and traditional wines are sure to please both vino novices and difficult-to-impress wine connoisseurs alike. A bottle of the Vino Florida ORWI, a species of flavorful fermented Florida orange juice, arrives stuffed with enough fruit to stave off scurvy in malnourished sailors' monkeys ($14.99). Free wine tastings are offered at The Florida Winery store, so you can meet the winemakers and hone in a bottle that best complements your taste buds. The shop also concocts ice cream made from its own wine and stocks a diverse supply of gourmet foods sourced from the Sunshine State, including coconut candies, spices, salsas, and more.
12945 Village Boulevard
Madeira Beach,
FL
US
Booth's Brewing outfits customers with quality beer- and wine-making supplies, from Briess dry malts to brew kettles by Blichmann Engineering. Hops-savvy staffers also guide students through the basics of crafting custom beers at home with beer-brewing classes. The sessions familiarize students with standard brewing equipment and ingredients, arming them with the theoretical and practical knowledge to successfully make beer at home without fitting their bathtub with a blowoff hose.
333 Falkenburg Rd. N
Tampa,
FL
US
Towering oak trees cast their shade across the 3,600 acres of plantation land that surround Florida Estates Winery, but the precious grapes can be found hanging from trellised vines that sprout in their own sunnier patches of soil. Refreshing and approachable, the wine selection includes the soft-bodied Plantation Red as well as the Plantation Blush, which balances its notes of ripe fruit with a gripping core of zesty acidity.
25241 State Rd. 52
Land O' Lakes,
FL
US
Check out Venice's Cafe Venice. Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle. Drinkers will appreciate Cafe Venice's BYOB policy. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Cafe Venice also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Cafe Venice. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Cafe Venice and order great food. Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Cafe Venice can seat both large and small groups. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Cafe Venice's free wifi. No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Cafe Venice. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Getting your food to go is also an option. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Cafe Venice to your next party or event. Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Cafe Venice. Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Cafe Venice. Cafe Venice has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
116 W Venice Ave
Venice,
FL
US
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