Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blueberries and wine, oh my!


A couple of weeks ago I was able to enjoy a wine tasting at the Keel and Curley Winery over in Plant City.  I was given the opportunity through the Tampa Bay Bloggers.  

I actually just started liking blueberries this past year so i was excited to see what they can do with wine.  

The weather was absolutely beautiful as we made our way to Plant City.  We were able to snap a few pictures before our tour started.  

Our tour guy, Sam,  took us on a ride to the back of the farm where they do all of the making of the actual wine.  I have never been in one of these plants before but it was so fascinating!  They grow and pick all their berries.  Sam was knowledgeable about all of the product and the production.  I wish I would have taken out my inner student like Caitlyn and took notes.  I was just so amazed with everything.  

Keel and Curley is the only estate winery where they pick and make all their wine on site.  

Fun coasters inside at the store!

Acres and acres of blueberries

Yes, I have an obsession with tiolets

Inside the brewery

Where there is lots and lots of wine


They brew beer

There are four major steps in the wine making process: fermentation, clarification, filtering, & bottling; and the process does not take too much time! One week to ferment, four weeks to clarify, then on the shelf by week six after bottling!-Caitlyn

Kat, Caitlyn, mesylf

Once it was time to taste, we were even happier!  My favorite were the Semi-Dry Blueberry and the Wine Makers!  I already have the strawberry wine at home.  I was convinced to get some on a recent trip to Publix.

My beautiful Tampa Bay Blogger Friends
Being the goofy ones!

As I know I didn't inundate you with facts, I wanted to express what a great time I had.  In the back there is an open area with coverings for bands to play and places to dance.  I loved seeing all the friends gather, whether it was girls night or a birthday party.  You are able to bring food in buy a bottle of win e and have great evening!  This is something I would love to do for my birthday.

I would recommend going to their blueberry festival this upcoming weekend.

There is also a living social deal you can find online!

Happy Wine Drinking!

*Disclaimer* I was given a free wine tasting and tour for helping to promote their blueberry festival.  All opinions are my own*


  1. Looks like so much fun. So sorry I had to miss it!

  2. Sorry I missed it! Love that place. The wildberry wine is my fav. SO good!

  3. LOVE Keel & Curley wines, glad you enjoyed yourself!


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