When travelers head to Orlando, they often do so with a long list of activities and attractions to check out and enjoy with good reason. This year, consider adding a stop at the annual Harvest Festival Orlando at nearby Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards to your fun-filled itinerary. You won’t have to go far at all to find the fun and delicious moments that await! This is a highly anticipated annual event that’s hosted each summer at the winery that’s designed to bring locals and visitors together in good company. It’s typically a three-day event that’s ideal for solo visitors, couples, and families too. It’s $10 a person for adults to enjoy the festival and those 12 and under can enjoy the festivities at no charge.
Each year, upward of 60 vendors, artisans, and local crafters set up showcases at the annual Harvest Festival at Lakeridge Winery. A visit to the festival is a chance to enjoy a wide variety of tasty food options as well as Lakeridge award-winning wines. Live music makes this event as entertaining as it is palate-pleasing and if you’d like, you can leave a $2 donation at the door that will go towards supporting the Hospice Foundation. That’s something everyone can feel good about.
For many Harvest Festival goers, this Lakeridge Winery event is best loved for its grape-stomping fun! In the true and authentic tradition of winemaking, guests are invited to give barrel stomping a try while when they drop by or just enjoy others putting their stomping skills to the test. Whether you stay for a few hours or hang out for several days, this is a festival you won’t want to miss out on when you’re heading to Orlando this year.
Enjoying Time at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards has built a reputation for excellence and fine winemaking in Central Florida that’s truly one-of-a-kind. The winery is easily accessible at 19239 US Highway 27 in Clermont and is open to the public for delicious moments daily between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. It’s a simple stop to add to even the busiest of itineraries and when you make time to enjoy a visit for either the festival or just for fun another time of year, you’ll have the option to include a guided tour of the grounds and facilities into your experience. There are also options to make the most of a tasting session when you’re looking to enhance the overall flavor of your visit. Tasting sessions and comprehensive site tours are available to participate in daily starting at 10:00 am. Tours often last 45 minutes and leave every 30 to 40 minutes alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Things kick off with a 10-minute informational video providing insight into the wine-making process and tours end with well-deserved sips of award-winning wine. Guides on these tours also provide insight into how the facility is set up for production and highlight the scenic areas of the vineyard along the way. If you choose to enjoy a tasting session on-site, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the varietals that the winery is known for ranging from dry and sweet options to sparkling selections too.
When you head to Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard to enjoy the annual Harvest Festival, you’ll find yourself in a place that hosts over 80 acres of planted vineyards. The land here is successful with growing native muscadine grapes alongside hybrid varietals. The vineyard’s annual crop is always impressive and becomes a product that’s sold in retail settings as well as on-site at the vineyard. On average, the vineyard welcomes more than 160,000 people annually who come to make the most of time in the tasting room, touring the grounds, or enjoying annual events like the Harvest Festival! There’s also a gift shop on-site for visitors to check out when they drop by. Weekend events at the winery are also a hit with guests and happen on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4:00 pm. These events include food, beverages, and live entertainment too.
Celebrate in Style at the Harvest Festival in Orlando
Year over year, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards produces more than 100,000 cases and 1 million bottles of wine. That’s something to celebrate at Harvest Festival time! On top of that, the winery has earned more than 600 awards for winemaking excellence over the years. Since opening in 1989, the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard has been an icon of flavor, fun, and amazing views too. In total, the estate sprawls across 127 acres of land, all of which is on full display during the Harvest Festival. No more than 25 miles from Orlando, this winery is easy to reach and a welcome stop for those looking to celebrate in a savory style. Known for producing everything from Welder, Noble, and Carlos to Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon, Lakeridge Winery is well worth a visit when Harvest Festival rolls around.
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