Keel and Curley Winery was started in spring of 2003 in the kitchen of founder and owner, Joe Keel. Keel, a central Florida blueberry farmer wanted to find something to do with his end of crop blueberries. As in most produce farming, once the market price reaches a price which is lower than harvest and sale commissions, farms stop harvesting their crops. At this time in the season, there are still a lot of quality blueberries on the bushes. So Keel asked himself, “what can I do with this perfectly good fruit, to use it in a productive way and not waste it? Jellies, jams, blueberry pies? No!” Keel decided blueberry wine would be interesting to dabble with in the family farm house kitchen. He started that spring of 2003 with 10 gallons of blueberry wine. The wine came out so-so, but drinkable. So he made 10 more gallons and it got better each time. So was the beginning of a company he started with production of over 20,000 cases of quality wines that the company produces to this day.Use our Plant City tour itinerary tool to arrange your visit to Keel And Curley Winery and other attractions in Plant City.
Keel And Curley Winery reviews
Tucked away from the city but a beautiful building, setup and outdoor patio. Love getting an assorted flight of wine or cider. So many choices, very sweet. Wine was much better than expected. Pretzel.... more »
The patio is huge with lots of seating and romantic lights. There were 100 Mosquitoes attacking us near the water but that didn’t detract from the evening. The pretzel bites were stellar as well as... more »
Florida often does things... different! From the last primary hold out of ancient gators to beach time in December.. Different.. And Keel & Curly does not buck the trend! An alternative fruit winery from Strawberry Riesling to Peach Chardonnay to Blackberry Merlot to many more options. You cannot go wrong with this “different” type of location! Come for the uniqueness, stay for the wine tasting, and try the bar menu! Fully loaded Grilled Cheese anyone??
A great off the beaten path place to stop to do a little wine tasting. In addition, we always attend the blueberry picking and enjoy doing so.there have always been blueberries available for picking when we've gone to Keel & Curley. Highly recommend!
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