Since 1989, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards has been creating amazing Florida wine in Clermont, in Lake County Florida. The facility covers a total of 127 acres of rolling countryside located about 25 miles from Downtown Orlando. Over the years, the winery has built a reputation as one of the best in Florida and has become one of the largest premium winners in the state. Lakeridge Winery is a pioneer when it comes to the development of sparkling wines from the very popular Florida Muscadine grape varieties. They are also known for creating amazing wines from Vinifera verities, such as Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. The Winery overlooks more than 80 acres of planted vineyards, which produce muscadine grapes. An abundance of grapes is harvested every year from the vineyards to help Lakeridge Winery create many of their award-winning wines.
The Lakeridge Award-Winning Wines
While Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards creates many wines every year, some have become award-winning choices. In fact, the winery has won more a total of 770 awards across the nation at a number of competitions. Some of the wines winning awards include:
- Blanc Du Bois
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
- Cuvee Blanc
- Cuvee Noir Reserve
- Muscadine Grape Juice
- Petite Sirah
- Pinot Grigio
- Southern Red
Some of these wines have won multiple awards throughout the years.
Wine Tastings & Tours
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards offers complimentary tours and wine tasting seven days a week. Tours begin at 10:15am, Monday through Saturday and at 11:15am on Sundays. The last tour of the day is offered around 3:45pm every day and the tours will last about 30 minutes with a 15-minute video presentation. Tastings are held at a large tasting counter every day of the week. Guests can sample a selection of award-winning wines ranging from dry to sweet. If you do a tour and a tasting, it will take about 45 minutes. During special events, tastings switch to a walk-through style due to the volume of guests.
Festivals & Events Held at Lakeridge
A number of wonderful festivals and events are held at the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards every year. From music events to food truck gatherings, there's a little bit of everything. Food Truck Saturdays are a popular event and include the outdoor wine bar. Admission is free and food trucks will provide the option for guests to enjoy lunch. These events are held on select Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. The winery also holds music series events throughout the year on Saturdays. These free live music events are held on the outdoor stage and include plenty of fun for all to enjoy. One of the biggest events of the year is held in February at the winery. The Annual Winefest offers a multi-day festival with plenty of fun and plenty of wine. Admission is $10 for this event. Some of the other events held at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont include:
- Annual Wine & Seafood Festival in March
- Blues at the Winery in April
- Summer Grape Stomp in June
- Annual Harvest Grape Stomp in August
- Wine & Cheese Festival in September
- BBQ & Blues in October
- Annual Holiday Open House in November
- Wine & Chocolate in December
Whether you visit the winery for a tour and tasting or for an event, you're sure to discover plenty of delicious wines and plenty of fun. The Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard is located at 19239 U.S. 27 North in Clermont, Florida. The winery is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.