Once a year we head to the Key West Winery and get all our Christmas shopping done. Â This is going to sound like paid advertisement, but I assure you it’s not. Â We choose fruity wines and have them sent right from the store to people back home in NY state. Â It’s easy and people LOVE receiving this wine!Â
My family loved the Orange Sunset wine, semi sweet version. Â This year we also sent bottles of the Hot Sun wine, which has tomato and peppers in it. Â And of course how can you resist sending someone a bottle of Key Lime wine? Â We try and choose bottles that have pictures of the Florida Keys on them, too. Â
I sampled the Cocoa Beach, which has one of the best flavor combinations ever invented: orange and chocoloate. Â But it was too sweet, like drinking syrup so I didn’t buy it. Â Instead I bought Coco Polada, which has Pina Colada flavors in it. Â There’s also a watermelon wine, which I also couldn’t resist. Â I tended to choose the sweeter-sounding wines because they seemed tropical and festive, perfect gifts. Â They also have dry wines and champagne, too. Â
The Key West Winery storefront is at 103 Simonton St, almost completely at the end of the street by the waterfront. Â There’s parking in back, just for Key West Winery customers. Â That’s totally unusual! Â The actual store is delightful, with a skylight over the wine showroom, so light bounces all around. Â They’ve decorated with stained glass too, so just standing in the showroom is a treat. Â They will give you samples of any wine you want, and usually there are samples of their dips with chips as well. Â The other end of the store has their other items, like local books, salsas, candies, and endless jars of gourmet foods. Â Locals get a 10% discount all year long. Â Have Fun!
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