Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards: Weekends at the Winery

Come out and enjoy the expansive vineyard green, including delicious food from some of the area’s best live entertainment, food trucks, and of course your favorite Lakeridge wines by the glass at our outdoor bar. Rain or shine, we’re here to pour you a glass of wine.

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is committed to the health and safety of its employees and patrons. Please keep in mind that if you feel uncertain about attending locations where people may be gathering, even within the CDC social distancing recommendations, that this may not be for you. We want everyone to feel safe and we will continue to offer Curbside pickup, Online Sales, and our wines are available in most Florida markets where you buy wine.

Be sure to bring your lawn chairs!

Winery Hours:

Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sundays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Live Entertainment, Food Trucks & Wine Bar:

Saturdays NOON – 4:00 pm
Sundays NOON – 4:00 pm

Winery Tours

Tours usually run every 15 minutes and begin in the upstairs theater to view a brief video presentation. You’ll learn how to make Florida wine – from growing Florida grapes to the wine-making process and the finishing of bottling and labeling. Your Tour Guide will then show you along a catwalk to view the production area and then outside to the balcony to see the spectacular view of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested. The Wine Tasting is held downstairs at the large tasting counter. 7 varieties of award-winning wines ranging from dry to sweet with sparkling are usually offered. The winery tour and wine tasting last approximately 45 minutes.

History of Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards

Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards officially opened in Clermont, Florida in 1989 headed by Gary Cox, as General Partner, with a small group of investors based out of Lafayette Vineyards in Tallahassee. The native varieties of the red Noble, bronze Carlos and Welder Muscadines, along with the production of Vinifera grapes including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon are all produced at the 127-acre Lakeridge Winery Estate, with and an additional 450 acres owned at Prosperity Vineyards in the Florida panhandle, and 200 acres under contract throughout Florida.

Situated among the rolling hills of Clermont, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards offers complimentary winery tours and wine tasting seven days a week. Lasting approximately 45-50 minutes, the tour includes a brief audio-visual presentation, along with a guided walking tour of the facility, followed by the chance to experience a taste of Lakeridge’s unique premium wines. Wine enthusiasts then have the opportunity to browse the large gift shop featuring all Lakeridge wines, gourmet food selections, and wine accessories.

Lakeridge Winery is the largest winery in Florida, with sister winery San Sebastian ranked a close second. Both wineries are now structured under the private corporation, Seavin, Inc., with Gary Cox as Founder, Board Chairman, Charles Cox as President, Carole Cox as Secretary, and Mandi Enix as Treasurer. The family has always had a strong commitment to producing quality wine while providing a fun and educational experience for everyone and continues to remain Dedicated To Your Good Taste.

About the Vineyards

Currently, at Lakeridge, we have about 75 acres of vineyards planted. Our Muscadine grape varieties are Noble (red) along with Welder and Carlos (whites) that flourish in Florida because of their disease resistance and adaptability to our warm, humid climate.

Breeding programs over the past 50 years by plant geneticists and food scientists have brought about dozens of new types of Muscadine grapes, some of which are excellently suited to winemaking. The Muscadine varieties we use are Noble (red), Carlos, and Welder (whites). Our vineyard does not provide all the grapes we need. To supplement our vineyards we contract with local growers who specialize in these grape varieties. We have been growing grapes here since 1988.

More than 160,000 people are expected to visit the winery annually, enjoying its extensive tasting room, festivals, and gift shop. Lakeridge wines are sold under the Lakeridge and Lakeridge Reserve brands at the winery and at major supermarkets and wine shops throughout Florida. Together, these labels have won more than 13,000 awards for excellence in winemaking.

  1. Daily complimentary winery tours and wine tasting
  2. Large groups are welcome
  3. Bus and RV parking available

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