Are you looking for the best wineries in Tampa FL?
As someone who is a self-proclaimed oenophile, when visiting a new place, the first thing I google is the closest wineries. So, of course, during my most recent visit to the Tampa Bay area, I just had to see what kind of hidden gems I could find.
And I found 10 really good ones.
When most people think about wineries in the US, the first places that come to mind are Napa or the finger lakes. But did you know there are several wineries in Tampa, FL?
Before I started researching places to drink wine in Tampa, I didn't know either. But now I am sharing some of my favorite finds in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.
10 Best Wineries in Tampa, FL
1. Tarpon Springs Castle Winery
Located in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Tarpon Springs Castle Winery is considered the only European winery east of the Mississippi. They pride themselves on making European hand-crafted wines made without chemicals.
Their family recipes have been passed down for generations, making each bottle a labor of love. Don't expect a traditional wine tasting here. They have quite the story to share, meaning you will be taken on a journey and not just a wine tasting.
Our favorite thing about Tarpon Springs Castle Winery is that their wines are sulfate-free and preservative-free, which means you are less likely to get that wine headache that some get after enjoying a glass or two.
Address: 320 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1 pm-6 pm
2. Keel and Curley Winery
Nestled in the heart of Plant City, Florida, is Keel and Curley Winery – a hidden gem waiting to be experienced. Founded by local farmer Joe Keelback in 2003, this winery boasts a unique selection of wines made from 100% high-bush blueberries grown under the warm Florida sun.
From sweet to bold, Keel & Curley's blueberry wines offer a distinct taste you won't find elsewhere. But that's not all – the winery produces fusion wines, a delightful blend of grape and fruit juice.
And let's not forget about the food – the wine burger and flatbread are divine! Plus, with the option to order flights of wine or cider, you can taste test to your heart's content.
Keel's is a must-visit. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will make your wine experience all the more enjoyable.
Address: 5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL 33565
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11-9 pm; Friday, 11 am-11 pm; Saturday, 10 am-11 pm, Sunday, 11 am-7 pm.
3. Murielle Winery
As a family-owned and operated boutique winery, Murielle Winery takes pride in its unique and flavorful blends of premium grapes and fruits. Not only are their wines delicious, but they also offer custom labels for those special occasions.
And the best part? Murielle Winery offers free tastings, so you can try them before buying. Many visitors have listed the winery as one of the top places to visit in Clearwater and for good reason.
Whether you're a fan of classic flavors or more adventurous blends like the Sharaz and Zozo Mango, you'll find something to love at Murielle Winery.
Address: 13131 56th Ct N #305, Clearwater, FL 33760
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-3 pm
4. Florida Orange Groves Winery
For those looking for a unique wine-tasting experience Florida Orange Groves Winery in Tampa, FL is a great option. As Florida's original tropical fruit winery, they offer a range of exotic fruit wines that you won't find anywhere else.
And just like others on the list, wine tastings are free! (You know we like free around here).
We have visited a number of times, and the staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable, making the tasting highly worthwhile.
The staff preselects the tastings; however, after the first set of selections, you can choose an additional wine to taste.
If you're adventurous and want to try more, you can select four wines for just $10. Overall, this winery provides a budget-friendly and enjoyable experience perfect for locals and tourists alike.
Address: 1500 Pasadena Ave S, South Pasadena, FL 33707
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am-5:30 pm, Sunday 12 pm-5 pm
5. Strong Tower
If you're a wine enthusiast and enjoy a good glass of vino, you won't want to miss Strong Tower Winery in Tampa, FL. As a certified Florida Farm Winery, they take great care in growing and selecting their grapes for their unique flavors and characteristics.
You can taste their dedication to quality in every sip. And while the wines themselves are reason enough to visit, the beautiful tasting room and veranda offer a relaxing and picturesque setting for enjoying a glass (or two).
Plus, you can tour the processing and vineyard to learn about the winemaking process from start to finish.
Pro tip: try their blueberry and sweet blueberry, strawberry & watermelon wines when in season.
Strong Tower is the perfect place to spend an afternoon sipping and savoring.
Address: 17810 Forge Dr., Spring Hill, Florida 34610
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, Friday open until 10pm.
6. Bunker Hill
If you're looking for a sustainable winery experience in Tampa, look no further than Bunker Hill. This winery's commitment to sustainability and its use of locally-grown Muscadine grapes makes it truly special.
With its unfiltered, gravity-based approach to winemaking, Bunker Hill has become known as America's Greenest Winery.
During your visit, you'll enjoy their Certified Florida Farm wines and learn about their unfiltered wines' importance and unique qualities.
Wine tastings are $6 per person with purchase, making this an affordable and educational experience you want to experience.
Address: 8905 Bunker Hill Rd, Parrish, FL 34219
Hours: Thursday, 11 am-3 pm; Friday-Monday, 11 am-5 pm
7. Southern Brewing & Winery
If you're in the Tampa area and looking for a place to unwind and enjoy some high-quality beverages, Southern Brewing & Winery should definitely be on your radar.
This is more of a taproom (and different from your traditional winery atmosphere). But this is a popular hangout for locals, and it's easy to see why.
Not only do they offer an impressive selection of 38 taps, featuring everything from beer and wine to cider, kombucha, and even nitro coffee, but all of their offerings are crafted on-site with an “amped up” homebrew system.
Whether you prefer to sip your drink in the tranquil Bier Garten or participate in one of their many hosted activities, like Trivia Wednesdays or live music sessions, there's something for everyone here.
And if you're feeling inspired, you can even buy all the necessary supplies to brew beer or make wine. It's no wonder that Southern Brewing & Winery is considered one of Tampa's most exciting and unique wineries.
Address: 4500 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 12 pm-10 pm; Friday, 12 pm-11 pm; Saturday, 11 am-11 pm; Sunday, 11 am-10 pm.
8. Masaryk Winery
Masaryk Winery is the perfect place for a laid-back, no-frills winery experience in Tampa. Not only do they grow their own fruit, but they also make their own wines on-site – and you can taste them all for just $5.
With a nice assortment of wines to choose from, there's something for everyone. But don't expect anything too fancy here – the ambiance is simple and down to earth. The friendly and knowledgeable bartender will make you feel right at home.
So if you're a wine lover looking for a low-key spot to sample some tasty Florida wines, check out Masaryk Winery.
Address: 19125 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown, FL 34604
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10am-8pm.
9. Aspirations Winery
When it comes to wine, the flavor and tasting notes are everything. And at Aspirations Winery, they take this seriously.
Aspirations Winery is a craft winery based in sunny Clearwater, Florida, and they strive to create the most delicious fruit-infused wines you'll ever taste. But that's not all.
They also produce dry reds, whites, and dessert wines, all with the same attention to detail that makes their fruit-infused wines so tasty.
So what's their secret? They start with the finest varietal grapes from grape-growing regions across the US and worldwide.
From there, they use their recipes and a meticulous approach to create small batches of wine that are consistently delicious.
You enjoy our wines by the glass, build your own Charcuterie to pair with them, and even have local beers for you to try as well.
Address: 22041 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 1 pm-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 1 pm-11 pm; Sunday, 1 pm-6 pm.
10. Rosa Fiorelli Winery
When it comes to wine tasting, there's nothing quite like a visit to the Rosa Fiorelli Winery. Founded in 1998, this family-owned establishment offers an experience unlike any other.
During your wine tasting, you'll receive a warm welcome, an introduction to the winery, and a detailed history of its roots. But that's just the beginning.
You'll also get to sample six of the locally crafted wines and/or wine sorbets that are available. And the best part? You get to choose which ones you want to try! You will have the option of various wines ranging from dry to sweet and even some recent fruit wine additions.
And remember, all the wines include at least one of their various property-grown grapes. A visit to the Rosa Fiorelli Winery will leave a lasting impression.
Address: 4250 Waterbury Road, Bradenton, FL 34211
Hours: Thursday, 12-5 pm; Friday 12-7 pm; Saturday 11 am-7 pm; Sunday 11 am- 6pm.
FAQs: Wineries in Tampa, FL
Wineries vs. Vineyards: What is the difference?
The difference between wineries and vineyards is that a winery is where wine is made, while a vineyard is where grapes are grown. In Tampa, many local wineries produce and grow their own grapes.
Does Tampa have vineyards?
Yes, Tampa does have vineyards. For example, the Rosa Fiorelli Winery is a winery and a vineyard. They grow their own property grapes to produce their wines.
Visiting a Winery in Tampa, FL
Tampa has a great selection of wineries and vineyards offering unique experiences for wine lovers. You can find everything from European style wines to fruit wines made with locally grown Florida fruit. Most wineries offer free tasting making it a budget friendly activity.
Have you been to any wineries in Tampa? Which is your favorite?