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Hunting the Grape Harvest Festival

July 15, 2009

Anyone up for visiting Florida wineries during the Harvest Festival season? Celebrating the grape harvest for wine making is as old as winemaking itself.  Harvesting grapes, like any field crop, is tedious, time consuming and exhausting.  What could be better than to have a hardy blowout when the harvest is finally completed?  Singing, dancing, drinking wine, I’m there.

Not all of the wineries in Florida have these festivals but the ones that do always provide a good time for the visitors.  Music, activities, tours and just hanging out are usually the main features but some offer grape stomping.  Not first on my list of things to do but many people like that feeling of grapes squishing around on their feet.

On the winery contact link below you can print a map of the Florida Farm Wineries and create your own winery tour.  With the map you can visit wineries, attend the festivals, pick up some great Florida wine and visit some of Florida many people have never heard of.  Let me know when you go to the wineries and send me a critique.

Upcoming Harvest Festivals:

Log Cabin, Satsuma, Florida

August 29, 2009

Henscratch Farms, Lake Placid, FloridaStopped is very descriptive

August 15, 2009

Monticello Vineyards, Monticello, Florida – (A certified organic farm and winery)

August 22-24 and Sept 29-Sept 1, 2009

Chautaugua Vineyards and winery, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

October 24, 2009

Florida A&M University’s Center for Viticulture Research – Tallahassee, Florida

August 22, 2009

Bobby Phills – 850-599-3996

Address, contact info, map of Florida’s Farm Wineries and other interesting stuff on the above Florida Wineries can be found at:

History of Florida Grape Industry

Todays Quote:

“The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations”.
French Proverb


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