Orlando Brewery and Local Winery
The greater Orlando area offers many tasteful options if you are a wine or beer enthusiast. You can visit local wineries, go to local farms and taste their homemade wine or visit a hip establishment at the heart of Orlando that offers sophisticated wine/beer options. During the summer/fall season, be sure to attend the Taste of EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival to sample the tastiest selections around the World Showcase.
Here are some great options we also would certainly recommend:
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards has been around for over 30 years and is located in Clermont, FL. They rank as Florida’s largest premium winery and offer options like muscadine grapes, hybrid grapes, sparkling wines and more. Guests can enjoy the wine tasting and winery tour that are offered seven days a week: Mon–Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orlando Brewing is a certified organic brewery. Their selection of grapes are grown free of insecticides and are non-GMO. Beers such as the Orlando Brewing Blonde and the Pale, Red & Brown Ale and are officially certified Organic by the USDA. The Orlando Brewing is located at the actual brewery in Downtown Orlando at 1301 Atlanta. They offer free brewery tours and live entertainment!
The Wine Room on Park Avenue is a cozy place to spend a few hours sampling delicious wines by the glass or half glass. You’ll purchase a card that you can load with money and browse their selection of wines at your own leisure reading about each one and picking your favorite ones to try. When ready, you’ll use your card to unlock the tap for that specific wine and you can choose to purchase just a sample size, a half, or a full glass. It’s a great way to taste a variety of different wines and figure out which ones are your top contenders. They also offer a cheese shop and small plates to accompany your wine venture. Make sure to visit the cellar to enjoy your wine in an inviting atmosphere with your friends and family, too.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants is a great option for you if you want to enjoy full meals alongside your wine experience. They have an extensive wine portfolio and have won many awards, including best of class awards! Plus, they’re located right on International Drive in Orlando, which makes a very convenient location for guests who don’t want to spend much time of their vacation commuting.