On The Florida Wine Trail – Northwest Florida
|April 4, 2012||Posted by Tom under Wine|
Looking for a cheap weekend trip? Just start at the western end of North Florida and work your way east, stopping at some of my favorite Florida wineries along the way. Take a tour, taste the good stuff and enjoy the beautiful scenery of North Florida.
In DeFuniak Springs, Florida, not far from the Alabama state line, you will find Chautauqua Vineyards. A Certified Florida Farm Winery, Chautauqua Vineyards invites everyone to taste and judge for themselves the wines made from estate-grown grapes which have earned them over 140 medals.
Serving Muscadine and fruit wines since 1989
Featured Wine: Wild Honey Flower made from Carlos grapes and sweetened with wildflower honey
- 364 Hugh Adams Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
- Phone (850) 892-5887
A family-owned and operated winery located in Vernon, Florida. The Biddle family has dedicated itself to the production of the finest wines in the Northwest Florida. “We have the learned that patience and care make for the finest wines.”
Serving Muscadine and Bunch grapes for more than 20 year
Featured Wine: Conquistador Port made from the Conquistador grape and aged perfectly
- 3348 Hwy 79, Vernon, Florida 32462
The only working winery on Panama City Beach. Muscadine grapes are brought to this facility where crushing, pressing and fermentation take place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine-making process is carefully monitored in the on-premises lab to insure the highest quality.
Serving Muscadine and fruit wines since July 2003
Featured Wine: SeaBreeze Horizon White made with a muscadine blend
- 13201 Hutchison Boulevard, Panama City Bch, FL 32407
- Phone (850) 230-3330
A small Certified Florida Farm Winery located on the 50-acre farm of Ladybird Organics. Over 18 different varieties of Muscadine grapes are grown on the site. Small batches of hand-crafted wines are manufactured, reflecting the unique soils and sunshine of each vintage year and the holistic organic farming system being implemented on the farm. The farm and all vineyards are USDA certified organic.
Serving Certified Organic Muscadine grapes, fruit and wine
Featured wine: Magnolia made from one of the older and famous varieties of white Muscadine grapes
- 1211 Waukeenah Highway, Monticello, FL 32344
- Phone (850) 294-WINE