Attention wine lovers, it’s National Drink Wine Day. If you’re looking to raise a glass and celebrate, we’ve got you covered. Central Florida offers plenty of places to sit and enjoy your favorite Chardonnay or Merlot.
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurants
With locations at Waterford Lakes Town Center and International Drive, Coopers Hawk offers over 30 wines and sangrias, and a variety of entrees and appetizers. Head over during happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and get wine by the glass and wine specialties at $5, and select cocktails at $7.
February’s Wine of the Month is Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah.
Location: 529 Alafaya Trail, Orlando
DeVine Wine & Grill
Owned by UCF alumnus, the DeVine Wine & Grill offers a multitude of wines and tapas. The winery, conveniently located near campus in Oviedo, features interactive wine machines and an extensive wine portfolio.
Head to happy hour every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $3 glasses of house wine and sangrias. DeVine also holds a late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to close every night.
Location: 15 Alafaya Woods Blvd. Ste. 117
The Wine Room
Located in the heart of Park Avenue, the Wine Room features over 156 hand-selected wines available to sample on Enomatic wine dispensers. The winery offers a variety of cheeses to enjoy with your wine, as well as small plates, flatbreads, grilled cheeses and desserts.
Customers can buy a wine-tasting card and load up with money for tasting.
Location: 270 S. Park Ave., Winter Park
Enjoy live entertainment and raise a glass at Spill.
With a selection of over 100 hand-selected wines from all over the world, Spill also offers cheese platters, chips and salsa, hummus and pita and spinach and artichoke dip to pair with your glass.
Head over for happy hour, every day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $5 house wines, and 10% off bottles.
Location: 1196 Tree Swallow Drive, Winter Springs
With locations in Winter Park and Altamonte Springs, Carmel Kitchen offers a Mediterranean style experience with a selection of over 30 wines from around the world.
Using MenuPad technology, customers can have a custom experience.
Happy hour, seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. features $5 “Big Pour” wines, and $5 "shareables," or appetizers.
Location: 140 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
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