Visiting Central Florida wineries should be on everyone's list when exploring the area. Click to learn more about one of our favorites!

Discovering Central Florida Wineries

Visiting Central Florida wineries should be on everyone’s list when exploring the area. Read on to learn more about one of our favorites!


Central Florida Wineries

What comes to mind when you think of Central Florida? Probably theme parks or maybe going on some outdoor adventures with your kids? We can guarantee that what did not come to mind were Central Florida wineries. Well, we think that needs to change!


True Blue Winery

One of our favorite vineyards in Florida is True Blue Winery. Located in Davenport, it is a charming and delightful winery and bistro that my friend MaryAnn and I found after the hot air balloon ride we’d had that morning. As you drive up to Polk County’s first and only winery, you can see the rows and rows of blueberries. During blueberry season (March-May) you can pick your own berries, and the site is often used for private parties and weddings.


True Blue Winery is one of many central florida wineries
True Blue Winery
True Blue Winery is one of the vineyards in florida
True Blue Winery entrance


The bistro has both indoor and outdoor seating, and it’s all decorated so beautifully. They serve steaks, sandwiches, salads, of course cheeses. Their specialty, however, is brick oven pizza. Since we got there just as the winery opened, it wasn’t quite fired up yet. πŸ™ But it’s ok, because the real reason MaryAnn and I went was to sample the wine!


inside True Blue Winery
Inside True Blue Winery
the bar at True Blue Winery
The bar at True Blue Winery


brick oven for pizza at True Blue Winery
Look at that brick oven!


Wine Tasting In Central Florida

For $10 we were given 9 samples and a wine glass to try them in (which we got to keep). The samples included blueberry wines made at the winery and some others, like peach and cranberry, that were brought in. The only one I didn’t really like was the peach, but I’m just not a fan of peach flavored things.


True Blue Winery wine glass
Our wine glass that we got to keep
sample wines at Blue Winery
Wine tasting


We enjoyed the outside patio for a bit but then we went back inside to try the homemade ice cream and to check out the small gift shop area where you can find cute wine-themed knickknacks and decorations. And bottles of wine. Don’t forget to buy a bottle of wine! πŸ˜‰


True Blue Winery patio
The patio is a lovely place to sit and relax with a glass of wine
True Blue Winery homemade ice cream
Mint chocolate chip!
True Blue Winery gift shop
True Blue Winery gift shop


Final Thoughts On Central Florida Wineries

We love finding wineries in unexpected places (kind of like when we found hundreds of wineries in Iowa!). There’s a lot more to Central Florida than people think, and wineries are among some of the attractions that we personally would love to explore more of. We found this Florida winery map, which we plan on using A LOT.


During our visit to True Blue Winery, we really liked it because of it’s simple elegance. We were treated like family from the second we stepped foot inside and loved the casual atmosphere. We definitely recommend stopping in to see them, or any of the wineries in Central Florida.


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Have you been to any Central Florida wineries? We’d love to read about it in the comments below! πŸ™‚


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  1. That sounds like a great plan for when you just want to spend a day completely spoiling yourself and relaxing with a close friend! πŸ™‚

  2. Great post! I recently wrote about the best Italian wine trip, and I had the opportunity to learn abt the Australian yarra valley road. The Californian way is still unknown to me, thank you for the inspiration!

  3. BLUEBERRY WINE?!!!! Amazing – and that choc chip ice cream yummy πŸ™‚ It’s interesting because you always associate California with USA wines and never realise Florida also has a few gems as well.

    1. Oh yes, Florida has a lot of hidden gems! πŸ˜€

  4. In recent years, I’ve been going down to Florida at least once or twice a year, so I’ve pinned this for future reference. I love visiting wineries, but I don’t think I’ve ever had blueberry wine.

    1. It’s pretty tasty! I hope you’re able to visit the next time you’re in Florida. πŸ™‚

  5. We tried kiwifruit wine in New Zealand but it was a bit sweet for my taste. I like the idea of being able to snack on wood fired pizza or some cheese with your wine sampler at this winery.

    1. Oh wow, I’d love to try some kiwifruit wine! I like sweet wines, so I think I would probably enjoy it. πŸ˜‰

  6. Such a cute winery! Hopefully we can make it to Florida soon and visit!

  7. I am Italian, I can’t drink blueberry wine! Buuuut, I do love wine tours. One of my biggest highlights of 2015 has been visiting Mendoza and going on a bike wine tour πŸ™‚

    1. Haha! You should still try it though. I won’t tell anyone if you do πŸ˜‰

  8. I must admit I don’t know much about wine (let alone fruit wine!) but these ones look quite different!

    Shame about the pizza!

  9. How cool! In taiwan you can try all sorts of flavored beers but I think I would prefer blueberry wine, wondering if it was too sweet? But then again, I like sweet wines πŸ˜‰

    1. I do too! But I didn’t think they were too sweet. I’m sure you’d like it if you tried it.

    1. Hi Fiona! There were a few varieties, some sweeter than others.

  10. Looks like a beautiful property to explore. And an interesting tasting experience. Not sure if they’d be too sweet for me but I’d give it a try.

    1. Some were sweet but I think the sample had a good variety of wine. I’m sure you’d enjoy it πŸ™‚

  11. 9 samples for $10 seems like a steal to me. I don’t drink much at all hardly ever, but one day I would like to try the experience of a winery.

    1. Hi Holly! You should, it’s a lot of fun. And if you don’t usually drink much, having samples would probably be best.

  12. I’ve truly never heard of blueberry or any other fruit wine other than the traditional grapes used. The tasting flight with its semi-dry, sweet, etc looked liked a good way to sample and compare the different tastes. Wine aside, it’s always nice to spend time with a friend and explore a local place.

    1. I hadn’t heard about other fruit wine either up until a few years ago, but they are pretty tasty. I hope you’re able to try some one day. πŸ™‚

  13. That is a cool find. I’ve never even heard of Davenport, Florida. You didn’t even stop to get me. πŸ˜‰ Nor have I been blueberry picking. Hint Hint.

  14. Carol Colborn says:

    We sampled a lot of fruit wines in North Carolina, but my husband did not like them. He is some sort of a wine connoisseur so he goes for the real thing. But I always love a winery like True Blue because of the elegance of the place, the good food, and the gift shop with pretty little things!

  15. Looks like a really nice place! I’m not a big fan of fruit wines; I often find they’re a bit too sweet and syrupy for me. Glad you enjoyed them, though!

    1. Hi Francesca! It seems a few people feel the same way about fruit wines lol

  16. I haven’t been to this part of the world yet, but that sounds like an amazing experience! I don’t think I even had a homemade glass of wine yet so I’d love to be able to try it out. Will definitely take note of this for future reference πŸ˜‰

  17. Looks like perfect place for date with wife outdoor after 5 years being together. πŸ™‚ I liked a lot their decoration. My wife adore this type of decoration.

    1. That’s great Peter! It’s definitely a great place to go on a romantic date πŸ™‚

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