Plant City, Fla.—Blueberry wines are delicious and healthy. Florida farmer Joe Keel, founder and owner of Keel & Curley Winery, has been making blueberry wine since 2003. His first 10-gallon experiment came out OK and so he kept trying until he got it right, according to the company webpage.
In May, of this year I travelled to their Plant City winery and 25-acre u-pick farm for a taste of their blueberry wine.
Inside Keel & Curley Winery’s massive tasting room and gift shop there were plenty of people to keep me company.
I bought a glass of their semi-dry blueberry wine. It had a dark ruby red color. The description, on their website, said the wine was a full-bodied merlot style wine. But I found it to be more of a lightweight wine.
It was more akin to a light California sipping wine rather than a full bodied European style, meal-accompanying wine. But this was the perfect wine for an end of a hot and steamy Florida day.
The company makes over 20,000 cases of wine a year of wine, and has expanded to include Florida blackberry wine along with grape & fruit blended wines.
They are located at: 5210 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL 33565
Phone: (813) 752-9100
They are open 7-days a week at varying time so check the website for more info: www.keelandcurleywinery.com