Rosa Fiorelli Winery is a family-owned and operated business located just south of Lake Manatee in the rolling hills of eastern Manatee County. Rosa and her husband, Antonio, moved to this area from Casteldaccia, Sicily, and were struck by the similarities here to their native land. Soon there were five rows of bunch grapes in the backyard with the garden, and a corner of the garage closed off for making wine.
The vines were only the beginning! As more grapes became available, Rosa and Antonio expanded their winemaking activities as well. Today the Winery has its own building for fermenting and bottling, and a separate building for tasting and sales.
Over the years, the vineyard has expanded to its present size of just over ten acres. Mature grapevines allow for u-pick fresh grapes, bronze or black muscadine grapes from mid August to September.
Rosa and Antonio invite you to enjoy a visit to our area’s first winery and vineyard. Learn about the art of growing grapes and making wine, taste Florida’s finest locally-produced wines, or just spend some time experiencing something new and unique. We look forward to seeing you!