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You Need to Uncork and Unwind at the Island Grove Winery

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organic blueberries grown for wine text reads access our vacation guide It’s no secret that Gainesville is home to a blossoming food and wine scene. Sample an amazing selection of unique wines at the Island Grove Winery. Known for their specialization in fine blueberry wines, the winery uses locally grown blueberries in their production. In addition to blueberries, they use other fruits such as blackberry, mango, apple, peach, and strawberry! Perhaps you prefer dry or tart flavors. Maybe you enjoy sweeter Moscato or sangria. Whatever your preferences may be, you’ll find the perfect wine to satisfy your palate! Indulge in the finer things in life while taking in the delightful atmosphere provided by the Wine Company and Tasting House! Inside our complimentary Vacation Guide, you’ll find more suggestions for local wineries, breweries, and so much more!

The Island Grove Wine Company

Go to where the Island Grove Winery began its roots at one of their three locations! The winery at Island Grove Company serves as the headquarters for winemaking and product development. The staff is happy to give guests a tour of their facilities and fields of organic blueberries. The scenic drive out to the farm sets the mood for an eventful day experiencing wine from the source all the way to the bottle, and then, eventually, to your glass. This makes for one of the most romantic adventures you could possibly embark on in the Gainesville area!

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 10-4

Closed on weekends

The Island Grove Tasting House

The Tasting House is just minutes away from the winery! Allow the staff to pour you a glass (or two) of their delicious fruit and berry wines. Easily one of the best spaces for wine tasting in Gainesville, this establishment boasts an excellent selection of wines to satiate your palate. Not much of a wine drinker? The Tasting House also keeps a hard-to-find selection of craft beer! Sample local honey, tasty oils & vinegars, salad dressings, and salsas in between samples of Berry Sangria or a Peach Chardonnay.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 10-5

Saturday: 10-6

Sunday: 11-4

The Wine

Signature Berry Wines

  • Berry Dry Blackberry
  • Black & Blue
  • Kinda Dry Blueberry
  • Sorta Sweet Blueberry
  • Blueberry Moscato
  • Sweet Winter Blue
  • Sunshine State Berry Sangria

Fruit & Grape Blended Wines

  • Crisp Green Apple
  • Back Porch Peach
  • Holiday Pomegranate and Berry
  • Bold Blackberry Merlot
  • Southern Strawberry
  • Rustic Raspberry

100% Fruit Wines

  • Cranberry Harvest
  • Tiki Tango Mango
  • Sunshine State White Sangria

Enjoy Wine & Cheese Hour at Sweetwater Branch Inn

Wine and Cheese HourIn addition to checking out the Island Grove Winery, wine aficionados enjoy our Wine & Cheese Hour that we hold at the Inn! Every evening from 5-6pm, we offer our guests the chance to mix and mingle while enjoying fine wines and hors’ d’oeuvres. We even allow other visitors to join us for just $10/person. Between all the amazing things to do in Gainesville, it’s nice just to relax and unwind with a glass of wine! In addition to the Wine & Cheese Hour, our guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning! What more could you ask for in a dream vacation?


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