Find This Historic Restaurant on the Florida Wine Trail

When you first walk in, you’re not sure whether to order food, buy a book, or browse the exhibits. That’s because, at The Yearling Restaurant, you can do all three. Established in 1952, this historic eatery takes the name of the area’s most famous literary character. Just a few hundred feet north of where author... Continue Reading →

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Of Space, Time, and Wine

There aren't many wineries where you can sip a delicious hand-crafted wine overlooking the ocean while seeing a rocket launched into space. In fact, I can think of only one, Flagler Beachfront Winery in Flagler Beach, Florida. One of a growing number of new Florida wineries, Flagler Beachfront is the creation of Ken and Kelly... Continue Reading →

Take a Look at the Book

What do writers do when they are waiting for their book to cook? They keep lifting the lid and peeking at it. It's like being in the kitchen, you can't help but look. Fortunately, it's too late to add ingredients, change words, or edit photos. We are in production. So, while we wait for the... Continue Reading →

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Work Zone – Wine Book in Progress!

Writing a book takes a while, especially if you are writing a travel guide. First, you have to travel. Research means being on the road, interviewing and seeing first hand the people, places, and events that shape your book. You take hundreds of photographs, most of them destined for the delete button. You tape conversations... Continue Reading →

Panama City Beach Winery is Popular Tourist Attraction

Offering free wine tasting of their unique selection of fruit wines is only one reason this Northwest Florida wine cellar is a top beach attraction. While most wineries feature traditional wines made from grapes, Panama City Beach Winery offers 40 varieties of unique award winning Florida fruit wine that keeps area residents and out of town... Continue Reading →

Find Gifts and Florida Wine at Three Oaks Winery

Traveling south on Florida Highway 79, going toward Panama City Beach, an unexpected surprise awaits you in Washington County. As you fight your way through the road construction, it's worth making a stop just south of the tiny town of Vernon (pop. 743). Here you'll find an eclectic gift shop called The Grapevine that offers... Continue Reading →

Save the Date – Sokol Vineyards

At long last, after many long hours and much hard work, Sokol Vineyards Tasting Room in Ocala, Florida will have it's Grand Opening. "Thursday July 27th, 2017 we will officially open our doors to the community. Come celebrate with us starting Thursday and continue on through our first official weekend." Florida Wine Country's newest wine... Continue Reading →

Florida Zip Line Adventure Not for the Faint-hearted

On the trail of Florida wine, you may find yourself in downtown Ocala visiting The Corkscrew Winery or Katya Vineyards' tasting room. But, if your soul is seeking outdoor adventure, drive a few miles north of town and try zip lining. I spotted the rack card in my hotel's breakfast room. The Canyons Zip Line,... Continue Reading →

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