Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Wine and Grape Growers Association is to promote the production and appreciation of premium grape and fine wines from Florida, and to represent unity with regard to common marketing, governmental and educational goals.

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  • Share Resources

  • Provide Instruction

  • Disseminate Information



  • Develop Awareness

  • Market and Publicize

  • Support and Sponsor Research



  • Wine and Juice Competitions

  • Governmental/Legislative Unity

  • Leadership Opportunities



  • First Ever – BOOT CAMP for Beginners 
  • Thursday evening pre-conference social 
  • Guest Presenters from Cornell University – An Associate Professor of Enology, Department of Food Science- Cornell University and Extension Associate in the Food Science Department of Cornell University 
  • Debut Presentation by UCF – Challenges & Opportunities for Wine Tourism in Florida – Asli D. A. Tasci, Ph.D. and  Robin M. Back, Ph.D.    Assistant Professors at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management , University of Central Florida 
  • Two exciting hands-on tasting sessions 


  • Introduction of and presentation by Ron Guzzetta the Seavin, Inc., Vineyard Manager for Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont & Prosperity Vineyards in Ponce de Leon, FL.
  • Latest results in developing new cultivars for the Florida and southern grape and wine industry. 
  • Update on national IR-4 project – to manage pests on muscadine grapes 
  • Introduction of Florida Wine Country – Guide to Northern Wineries 
  • Announcement of the 2019 Conference Venue

JANUARY 12-13, 2018

Crystal Cove Resort,
133 Crystal Cove Drive Palatka, Florida 32177

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Number of Certified Florida Wineries

Acreage Under Vine in Florida

Florida Ranking in Wine Production by State

Florida Wine Production in Gallons (2012)

Growth of Certified Florida Wineries

  • 1991 3%
  • 1997 6%
  • 2003 14%
  • 2010 16%
  • 2014 24%

What is a Certified Florida Winery? (Click here for more info)

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