Let Original Orlando Tours whisk you away to beautiful Lake County, just a half an hour from the Disney area, where you will tour a beloved local Orlando winery. Along the way, we will stop at the historic Florida Citrus Tower, a 226-foot-tall (69 m) structure which was a major attraction in the days before Disney World, for a ride to the top and its 360-degree observation deck.
From the observation deck, you can see downtown Orlando’s skyline (26 miles away), as well as iconic area structures such as Walt Disney World’s Space Mountain, the Contemporary Resort Hotel, and EPCOT’s SpaceShip Earth!
Then we’re off to the local Orlando winery for the next part of our tour. Your visit begins with a 15-minute video presentation showing the evolution of bottle of wine, from the growing of the Florida grapes, to the actual wine making process, and finishing with the bottling and labeling. Afterwards you’ll be escorted to the production area and a spectacular view of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested.
Next up it’s time to try some complimentary samples from a selection of award-winning wines ranging from dry to sweet. You can purchase any bottles that you like as well as other country foods and gifts in the local winery’s retail store. Your visit wraps up with an old-fashioned Southern fried chicken picnic lunch right on the local winery grounds.
This tour is subject to availability and will be followed up for confirmation upon booking.
Approximately 4 hours total. Please note that Orlando traffic conditions can vary widely while I-4 is under construction. This tour typically operates all year.
You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org of the cancellation. No refunds shall be issued for cancellations not received at least 72 hours in advance of the starting time and date of your tour. Please review your Terms and Conditions document for other cancellation provisions.
The local winery may be able to ship bottles that you purchase directly to your home. Check with them on site to see if your state is eligible for shipping. Built in 1956 to allow visitors to observe the miles of surrounding orange groves, the Florida Citrus Tower was once among the most famous landmarks of the Orlando area.
This tour is only offered in English. Florida weather is unpredictable and may impact the tour. If the weather is deemed unsafe by our guide due to weather conditions prior to commencement of the tour, Original Orlando Tours will offer a substitute tour at the original day and time, offer a credit to be used on any future Original Orlando Tours adventure, or fully refund the tour fee, the choice of which is at the option of our special guests impacted by the weather disruption. There are no refunds once the tour has commenced (i.e., the vehicle has left your departure point). This tour also includes an Orlando discount savings booklet. We suggest wearing a hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen to make your tour an enjoyable one in warm months as well as a jacket in cooler weather. PLEASE NOTE: On-site age-verification is required to participate in the wine tasting. For US citizens a state issued driver’s license, military ID, or state ID card is required. International guests must have an original passport. The local winery grants no exceptions to these rules.