Posts Tagged ‘Florida Wine’

October is a Festive Month in NW Florida

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Fresh Oysters

Eat oysters at the Franklin County Oyster Festival in October.

October in Northwest Florida is glorious. Average temperatures are in the 70s, and there are more sunny days than at any other time during the year. If the air can be crisp in Florida, it is most likely to be crisp in October when humidity levels are at their lowest. In short, if you’ve been thinking about visiting Florida, go in October. We hope you’ll stay in NW Florida Bed and Breakfasts while there.

The 2011 October calendar is full of festivals and fun events:

  • Peanut Festival, October 1 & 2, Gabbert Farm, about an hour north of Pensacola.

Guests of Northwest Florida Bed and Breakfasts in October will feast on stone crabs, oysters and peanuts. They’ll drink Florida wine, and beer from all over the world. They’ll celebrate nature and art. When not participating in these fine festivals, they’ll go for long beach walks and swim in the Gulf of Mexico.

All in all, October in Florida’s Forgotten Coast is worth remembering.

Central Florida Wineries

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Spanish settlers who first came to the Florida region were struck by the abundance of wild grapes. It seemed to them that this place must be perfect for cultivating wine. Word spread, and more settlers came from Spain and France, with the intention of making wine. They were successful, and the first wine was consumed in 1565.

Today there are only a handful of Florida wineries throughout the state. It can be hard to find these wines, but trust me, they are worth seeking. Most Florida wines include some of the native grapes that first enticed the French and Spanish settlers to produce wines in the first place, such as the Muscadine, Noble and Scuppernong. Ask the innkeepers at your bed and breakfast Central East Florida if they have ever tasted Florida wine. (more…)

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