Lakeridge Winery is holding its 19th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp this weekend, but you'll have a chance to do a lot more than just get your feet dirty. In addition to the food, music, and wine tasting, you can stock up on Florida wines with a special "buy two cases, get one free" promotion.
The wine tasting at the festival is a great way to narrow down your favorite wines if you're not already familiar with Lakeridge's products and those of its sister winery in St. Augustine. Decide what you like, mix and match two cases, and bring home an additional case at no extra charge. Each case holds 12 bottles.
The festival runs on Saturday and Sunday until 5 p.m. It opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. in Sunday. I advise getting there at opening time to get a good parking spot and doing the wine tasting early, before the crowds arrive. Admission is $2 per person, which benefits the Boys & Girls Club.
There's plenty to see and do, and if you're adventurous enough to take part in the grape stomping competition, you might just win a prize. Even if you don't want to strip off your shoes and socks, you'll enjoy the delicious food and adult beverages as you relax and listen to the live music. The winery is less than an hour from the Disney area, on Highway 27 in Clermont. Click the video accompanying this article for highlights of the 23rd Annual Harvest Festival, held earlier this year, including grape stomping.