Florida winery tours provide a personalized experience and opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the winemaking scene.
Lakeridge Winery in Central Florida
Situated about 15 minutes from Mission Inn, Lakeridge Winery is the largest winery in Florida. Opening in 1989, the winery boasts 75 acres with an additional 450 acres owned at Prosperity Vineyards in and 200 acres under contract throughout Florida. Lakeridge produces Noble, Welder and Carlos Muscadine and Vinifera grapes, and has been making award winning wines since its inception.
The 28th Annual Winefest, featuring three days of live music and talented art and craft vendors takes place from February 9 – 11, 2018. Advance tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Learn about Florida’s Grape Production
Did you know that Florida is grape country?
It’s widely known that Florida produces significant numbers of citrus fruits, but the state is also home to muscadine grapes which make for delicious wine. Producing vines up to 100 feet long, muscadine adapt well to the heat, rain, insects, disease and soils here. They produce small loose clusters of fruit which are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
More about muscadine! https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/muscadinegrape.html
Explore A World of Wines
What is sunblush?
Is it (a) a cosmetic product (b) an Indie pop singer (c) name for a Florida wine or (d) a trendy swimsuit
To those readers who chose (c) name for a Florida wine, a gold star!
Awarded Silver at the 2014 Eastern International Wine Competition, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Sunblush is a blend of different Muscadine grapes and delivers a lovely fruit flavour and rich aroma.
Florida winery tours provide an up close view of the wine making process. At Lakeridge, complimentary tours run every half hour and are available every day of the week. Each tour is 40-50 minutes and includes a guided walking tour, audio visual presentation and wine tasting. Customers will see the production area and the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested and then sample various wines at the tasting counter.
Cheers to Fitness and Fun!
After a vineyard tour, guests can return home to Mission Inn Resort & Club and enjoy a round of great golf at one of Orlando’s top golf courses, El Campeón and Las Colinas. After finishing up on the green, appetites are more than satisfied by the offerings at four resort restaurants. Creative cuisine is prepared using fresh ingredients and accents from the onsite Chef’s Garden. A delicious beverage from the extensive wine list perfectly complements the flavours. Bon appétit!
Mission Inn Resort not only provides exceptional golf and other remarkable recreation, but offers nearby opportunities to stroll, sample and savour the delights of Florida vineyard tours.