We went to a Blueberry Festival last weekend.
Not the big one in Brooksville, this one was in Oxford, FL. And where is Oxford? On the way to THE VILLAGES! At least that’s what we were told the first time we met some reps from Whispering Oaks in Floral City.
And then they sent me an email about a blueberry festival. It was a beautiful day. Perfect temperature. Sun was shining. We hadn’t planned on going but the shiny red car wanted to get out.
So we hit the road.
For Oxford. Not the Villages.
And there were blueberries. Grown right there on their farm. And they offer U-Pick. From March through May.
Blueberry stomping was scheduled.
And there was entertainment.
But the big draw was the wine tasting. Yes–Blueberry wine. And it was YUMMY!
Just think, alcohol and healthy with all those antioxidants! Win-Win!
The deal was $7 to get in. But you could use your entry ticket towards a wine tasting, fresh blueberries, or a glass of wine.
Yeah, we went for the glass of wine.
There were a few places outside to buy wine, too.
As Terry and I sat and sipped our wine, I pondered where was the wine making “stuff”? And a little adorable worker bee just showed up and said “wine tour in 10 minutes”
So we took the tour.
This is our very knowledgeable wine tour guide, Debbie.
Debbie explained to us why the goats are so happy. They get the blueberry skins after skimming. 6% alcohol! Sometimes they go for a little stroll.
So I had to check out the goats when we were leaving.
I think the venue would be a great place to have a wedding.
Besides the building that holds the wine tasting, there are a lot of outdoor spaces.
Open to the public 7 days a week, there is also entertainment on Saturday. Check out the www.winesofflorida.com for more info. If you just want to try the wine, it’s available at Fresh Markets in the area–even Tampa and Orlando.
It was a fun day!