Nestled within the beautiful landscapes of Lake County, Florida, lies a treasure trove of connoisseurs crafting delicious, local libations. Savor sips of sophistication in finely crafted varietals from award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, or taste the seasonal flavors from a flight of locally crafted brews from a plethora of distinguishable breweries. Or, try them all with a side of friendly hospitality and atmosphere.
Wolf Branch Brewing Co.
Take a seat at one of two prime locations of Wolf Branch Brewing Co. in Eustis or Mount Dora. Their remarkable selection of craft beers—including Belgian ales and a unique rum-barrel aged ale–offers a special experience for your palate.
Bru Tap House
Bru Tap House in downtown Tavares takes the cake with a smorgasbord of 30 craft beers on tap. Offering tried and true light and dark beers to sours, saisons, ciders and other specialties, you’re in for an over-the-top tasting delight.
Clermont Brewing Company
Clermont Brewing Company has an on-site brewery where they produce everything from lighter ales to malty dark beers and a wide range in between. Get a flight to enjoy in their elevated farmhouse, relaxed, covered patio, or vibrant beer garden.
Mammoth Oak Brewing Company
Mammoth Oak Brewing Company in Leesburg is a microbrewery owned and operated by a family that treats each customer like their own. Settle in for great conversation and enjoy a variety of beers each touting a canine-inspired namesake.
Clermont’s Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
Pour into the land of varietals with a visit to Clermont’s Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Over 200,000 gallons of delicate wines and sparkling champagnes are made from the 127-acres of land. Daily wine tastings happen seven days a week. Add on a complimentary tour of the expansive vineyard showcasing nature’s greenery, and the experience becomes magical. Be sure to stop in at the wine shop, which includes glassware, wine accessories, gourmet foods and, of course, a selection of their famous wines.
Located in the heart of Florida, Lake County offers lovely libations in a variety of venues sure to tickle your tastebuds and looking for more.
Discover Lake County: Florida’s Lakeside Escape.
- by Erin Byers Murray