Wines at Vizcaya Are Fruity and Whimsical
|via Vizcaya Café & Shop|
At a recent tasting in the under-construction café, I quaffed the Hurricane Class 5 Florida white sangria. It's a delicious mix of pineapple, watermelon, passion fruit, key lime, and mango wine.
There' s also a key lime wine -- Key Limen -- and a mango variety called Mango Mamma. The Key Limen recently took best in show at the 2011 Florida State Fair for best wine produced by a commercial winery. It was also awarded best in show at the Florida Farm Winery competition.
Bottles range from $18.95 to around $50. Most are in the mid-$20 range. The specialty port wines are priced around $50.
Vizcaya is the lone retail outlet for Florida Orange Grove & Winery products in Miami. The third-generation, family-owned business has been producing unique wines since 1991. The main winery is located in St. Petersburg, and the largest distributor is Epcot at Disney World. The wines are available online at the Vizcaya Café & Shop and also by phoning ahead and then picking up the wines in person.
One caveat: The tastings we attended allowed only mouthwash-size shots in tiny plastic cups -- and we were limited to one each.
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