Celebrate the season with a wine and chocolate festival while enjoying Central Florida’s natural beauty. Held at the Lakeridge Winery, this popular event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy wine, chocolate, and the mild Florida weather with family and friends. The festival takes place December 7 – 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features complimentary winery tours, local chocolate samples, live entertainment, and of course, wine. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect.
You’ll start your day at the winery with a complimentary wine tasting and tour of the grounds. You’ll see the vineyard where the grapes are grown as you enjoy the fresh country air. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the production process, including growing, aging, and bottling. During the tasting, you’ll enjoy several of the winery’s wines, each perfectly paired with artisan chocolates. Be sure to bring a photo identification in order to sample the wines. International guests should bring their passports.
During the festival you’ll also discover delicious chocolate from some of the best chocolatiers in the area. In addition to the complimentary chocolate you’ll receive during your wine tasting, you can also visit vendors inside the Chocolate Wonderland for even more tasty confections. During the wine tasting you can expect to sample chocolates from B & B Chocolates, known for their European style creations, Maitland Chocolate Factory, which offers handmade chocolates, and locally-owned chocolate and pasty shop, Simply Sweets.
In addition to the wine and chocolate, there will be plenty of family fun entertainment. Admire the talents of local artists and artisans at the arts and crafts show, and test your skills during a cornhole game on the hillside. There are also several treats for the whole family to enjoy, including kettle corn, pretzels, and soft drinks. If you prefer a more savory treat with your wine, visit the wine and cheese bar where you’ll be treated to a selection of cheeses paired with wine as well as live entertainment.
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