We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A True Taste of the Tropics” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Orange Groves and Winery

Florida Orange Groves and Winery
1500 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
7273474025
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Florida Orange Groves Winery is Florida’s original tropical fruit winery, producing over 43 different varieties of tropical wines and offering tasting and tours daily. Each of our flavored wines are made from 100% juice, never grape base, creating premium tropical wines with true fruit flavors. With unique options such as Key Lime, Hurricane White Sangria and Mango Momma, you’ll be relieved to sip on wine that actually tastes good!
Killeen, TX
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A True Taste of the Tropics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This winery is my favorite place to purchase tropical fruit wines. I love the variety of flavors. The staff members are friendly and helpful. The tastings are generous. My favorite wines are the Key Limen and the Hurricane class 5. I gave this place a 4 because they carry too many items made in China in the gift shop area.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BotLakePlacid, Owner at Florida Orange Groves and Winery, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for the stellar review! It's wonderful to hear you enjoy our wide variety of wines. On the other hand, I'm sorry our gift shop merchandise was troublesome for you. Like our wines, we like to have plenty of options for our guests to choose from and that includes things from other countries. That said, we'd love to see you in for another visit soon — our wines won't sample themselves!

Cheers,
Vince, Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

228 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    171
    44
    8
    1
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
“Informative, fun...and wine tasting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I visited this lovely establishment because I was looking for a cranberry wine for the holidays. I could not find anything in our local retail stores. We had recently relocated to Tampa from Pennsylvania and non-grape wines had become very popular "up north".

We were greeted by a very friendly lady and she directed us to an alcove where we watched a video about non-grape wine production. It was very informative. After the film, we were given our own private tour with the same person. It was very interesting to hear about wine production with different types of fruits. After our tour, we did a free wine tasting and the young gentlemen behind the counter was absolutely wonderful!

To conclude our visit, we spent some time browsing the winery gift shop, and then selected a few bottles of wine, including "Hurricane Class 5" (White Sangria) and "Festiberry" (Cranberry). Both were absolutely delicious!

We really must go back soon...

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BotLakePlacid, Owner at Florida Orange Groves and Winery, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
You really must come back again soon! Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit to our winery. I'm delighted to hear you found just what you were looking for; our Festiberry is an excellent choice for the holidays!

Until next time,
Vince, Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, FL
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fun weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Went back to our favorite winery and took a newly relocated Ohio friend (now in Tampa). We enjoyed the tasting and bought wine and smoothie mix. Sorry to hear our frequent flyer card was removed from their box, since we hadn't been there in a while. We don't get to St. Pete that often. We started a new card.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BotLakePlacid, Owner at Florida Orange Groves and Winery, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thanks for making us a part of your weekend, Lea! We can't wait to have you back next time you're in our neck of the woods.

Cheers,
Vince, Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Humble
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Unique wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Really enjoyed this place when my husband and I wanted a break from the sun and surf. Unique fruit wines (mango, cherry, blueberry, and many more) They are generous in their free tastings -- one of their choosing + 5 of your choosing. The tasting serving was enough that hubby and I got different ones and were able to taste each other's. I love the mango wine.

We also enjoyed a glass of wine while we decided on what wines to purchase.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BotLakePlacid, Owner at Florida Orange Groves and Winery, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Mango, cherry and blueberry—oh my! So happy to see that you and your husband loved every sip of our unique wines. There's always something new to sample, so come back and see us soon!

Regards,
Vince, Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great Visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We enjoyed our time here. The young lady who gave us a tour was very infomative. She even gave us just a few more extra tastings than the alloted amount they stated you get and this was great. It actually helped us pick out what we were going to purchase since the tasting we initially chose weren't to our liking. Nice gift shop as well.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BotLakePlacid, Owner at Florida Orange Groves and Winery, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Sounds like you had a wonderful tour! Glad we could help you find some great bottles to take home. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back and see us again soon!

Cheers,
Vince, Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Florida Orange Groves and Winery also viewed

 

Been to Florida Orange Groves and Winery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Florida Orange Groves and Winery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.