Keel & Curley Winery
Enjoy a night out in the vineyard around some wonderful oak trees! This is an entertaining ambiance with some wonderful selections of food and drinks.
About the Winery
“Keel & Curley Winery was first born back in 2003 when Central Florida blueberry farmer, Joe Keel, decided to use his end of crop blueberries to try his hand at winemaking. Today, his son Clay Keel and his wife run the Plant City-based company, transitioning it to a younger, more family-friendly environment.”
“A farmhouse that serves as a wine tasting room and restaurant welcomes you as you first arrive on the grounds. The charming interior is casual, with a warm, welcoming glow. On either side of the open room are two long bars with plenty of seating, while tables and chairs provide plenty of seating in between. A massive selection of canned ales and ciders, as well as colorful bottles of wine stand proudly at the front, ready to come home with you.”
“You can also book a tour (Saturdays and Sundays only) to learn more about production and get behind the scenes access. Tours are $10 and include a glass of beer, wine or cider. Reservations are available online here.”
“My husband and I visited with our young son on our way back from visiting the Anna Maria Island area (it’s the perfect date or family environment). He ordered the Pineapple Agrarian Cider and absolutely loved it. Bursting with sweet pineapple, the overall flavor was balanced with a crisp bite.”
“I wanted to try a variety of things, so I opted for a flight. The great thing about ordering a flight here is that you can mix and match. I ordered two ales and three wines.”
“First up, the Honey Ale paired perfectly with the food we ordered. I learned that the honey is produced on the farm thanks to the bees that are kept to help with growing blueberries and other crops on the farm. The Harvest Cherry Sour Beer was delightful even though I am not a big fan of sour beers.”
“Now onto the wines. I prefer traditional wines over fruit wine, but I enjoyed the variety and the chance to try different flavors.”
“I could not resist the Key West Key Lime wine. Full of island flavors and sweetness, it was like drinking a slice of Key Lime Pie, without the heavy cream. My favorite of the three wines I selected was the Wild Berry Pinot Noir. This luscious wine had a great balance of traditional Pinot Noir flavor and unique wild berry sweetness. I regret not buying a bottle — but now I have an easy excuse to go back, or order online. My least favorite was the Strawberry Riesling wine, which I’d skip next time as it was way too sweet for my tastes.”
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Keel & Curley Winery also offers much more, such as food and events / activities. This is a great place to visit with your loved one, or a group of friends. Most weekends there is live music performed while you indulge into tastings and enjoy the atmosphere. They offer a calendar on their website or social media to keep up to date with their activities. We suggest you check it out sometime!