The Villages Wine Club was organized to provide a social wine tasting environment for Village residents.
The Villages Wine Club was organized to provide Village residents with wine groups consisting of 6 to 12 couples per group. Wine groups are established in a neighborhood environment to prevent excessive travel after a wine tasting event. Wine tasting is a monthly event in the home of a wine tasting host.
The group secretary will maintain a calendar to track the volunteer hosts for each wine tasting event.
During the past 18 months the wine club has grown from the original 14 wine tasting groups to 23 Groups with the addition of our new group in Fenney, “On Cloud Wine”.
We love member suggestions for future wine tasting activities and/or events.
2/11/2019 UPDATE: All Winery Bus Tickets are sold. Thanks to all that will be joining us on March 19th.
Join us for our 2nd Winery Bus Tour to three central Florida wineries. Bus departs Sumter Landing Bus Depot at 9:30am (Boarding begins at 9:00am). Bus depot is located across from RJ Gators.
Cost of the bus trip is $22.00 per person. Maximum bus capacity is 56 participants for this event.
ITINERARY FOR BUS TOUR
First stop is Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. Lakeridge has a large gift shop and will split tasting into two groups. One group takes the presentation tour while the other group tastes their variety of wines. Groups will then switch activities. There are steps upstairs for movie and presentation tour. There is no elevator. Wine tasting and gift shop are on the first floor of winery. We will depart Lakeridge Winery by 12:00 noon.
Second stop is Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Orlando. Cooper’s Hawk has twin tasting bars and a large restaurant to enjoy your lunch. Three free tastings are provided with the lunch menu. We tried the restaurant and found the food is excellent. There is a service charge for wine tasting at the tasting bars. This winery/restaurant also has a gift shop for browsing. Cooper’s Hawk also offers the nation’s largest wine club. We depart Cooper’s Hawk by 3pm.
Our final stop is Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando. This winery does not offer a gift shop. There is a service charge for wine tasting at Quantum Leap. Following wine tasting we will board the bus for our return trip to Sumter Landing by 4:30pm.
Wine may be purchased at the wineries and stored on the bus to take home.
To reserve your seat(s) for this event, please send your check for $22.00 per person to Fred Williams, 1105 Tipton Lane, The Villages, FL 32163. Due to limited seating tickets will be sold on a first come-first served basis. Checks received after all 56 seats are filled will be returned.
We look forward to another fun filled Villages Wine Club event.
Compliments of Annette Thomson