Wine Tasting in Gainesville


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  • Island Grove Wine Company
    When Island Grove Ag Products found that they had blueberries that weren't able to be used for fresh produce, winemaker Chase Marden stepped in and, to the delight of all, started turning the berries into "Kinda Dry", "Sorta Sweet" and a Blueberry Moscato wine. Now, he runs the Island Grove Wine Company at its 10,000-square-foot winery, pressing the fruit of his labor into a lineup of vinos made from blueberries, strawberries, apples, raspberries, blackberries, and peach. While visiting the winery, guests can participate in free tastings held throughout the week, tour the facility, and stock up on bottles filled with wine from tanks just steps from the fields from which they were harvested.
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    24703 Southeast 193rd Avenue
    Hawthorne, FL US
  • The Corkscrew Winery
    Amid hanging lamps, rustic wooden tables, and exposed brick walls decorated with antique corkscrews, patrons of The Corkscrew Winery learn what it takes to make their own wine. Owners Kelli and Joe Carvalho walk participants through the process, in which students pick from hundreds of varietals before fermenting their concoction, which yields up to 30 bottles of anything from riesling to malbec. Clients can customize their labels to produce a memorable gift, a house blend for a restaurant, or a special wine for a wedding reception.
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    1171 Main Street
    The Villages, FL US
  • Cork&Olive Lake Mary
    The wine connoisseurs at the independently owned Cork & Olive Lake Mary franchise introduce visitors to international wines, most of which originate from small, family-owned vineyards. In addition to pouring samples at a broad, wooden table, Cork & Olive’s team hosts events that range from in-home tastings to the monthly Sip&Dip, where wines come paired with select appetizers. Besides the many bottles of wines, the shelves also display craft beers, sake, chocolates, and cheeses, as well as gourmet olive oils and spices. Specialty services include custom wine-bottle labels for events, special orders for hard-to-find wines, and gifts such as wine aprons and holders and memoirs from picked-over grapes.
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    1061 S. Sun Dr Suite 1009
    Orlando, FL US
  • The Wine and Cheese Gallery
    For 35 years, downtown Gainesville's Wine and Cheese Gallery has held court in a quaint white wood house that INsite Gainesville writer Jennifer Coleman calls "reminiscent of a classic French bistro.” Owners Bunky Mastin and Wade Tyler curate a larder with more than 3,000 varieties of wine, an international selection of cheeses, rich chocolates, and gourmet lunch items served on the charming patio bistro or inside at Panache, the shop’s restaurant. Panache's chefs pull from the Gallery’s stock to harmoniously blend flavors in sandwiches such as The Normandy, which combines brie, apples, and cinnamon on french bread and is garnished with a miniature beret, and the turkey and havarti, which is balanced by an Adriatic fig spread. Patrons can also nibble on the quiche du jour or hide their faces from exes in soups that vary depending on the whims of the chef, with one recent creation involving sage matzo balls in the affairs of a ginger-chicken broth.
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    113 N Main St.
    Gainesville, FL US
  • Bluefield Estate Winery
    For Bradley and Jennifer Ferguson, winemaking was initially just a hobby. They fermented their first wine in their kitchen using blueberries plucked from bushes on the grounds of their family's farm. Proud of their creation, they shared the wine with friends and continued to make a new batch each year during blueberry season. Years of practice made the wine tastier and tastier. They decided to make their hobby into a profession, naming their company Bluefield Estate Winery. Today, they brew three versions of blueberry wine—sweet, semi-sweet, and dry—as well as wines derived from other berries including blackberries and raspberries, and fruits such as peaches. Visitors to the vineyard can sample the libations, staining their fingers indigo as a reminder of a day spent picking blueberries and grapes straight from vines and bushes.
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    22 NE County Road 234
    Gainesville, FL US
  • Mildred's Big City Food
    For tasty American fare, head to Mildred's Big City Food for a sandwich and side. At Mildred's Big City Food, cautious eaters will appreciate the vegan, low-fat and gluten-free fare. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Mildred's Big City Food's delightful drink menu. Plan your next big gathering at Mildred's Big City Food — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Mildred's Big City Food. Canine companions are invited to tag along to Mildred's Big City Food as well. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Catering services are also available. Or, take your grub to go. Mildred's Big City Food is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of. Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    3445 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL US

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