Top Spots For Port Wine In South Florida

January 14, 2016 8:00 AM

While a true, authentic Port wine comes exclusively from the Portugese territory of Duoro Valley, South Florida is noted as having an exquisite version of locally grown and fermented Port wine. Sweet, red wine of dry and semi-dry variants, tropical creations and white wine Ports, each wine is prepared with finesse and splendor. Whether you’re in the mood for a regional selection or an authentic Port, here is a list of the top spots like-minded individuals are meeting for a night of wine tasting and sipping. From gentleman’s quarters to fine dining, you can find it all below!

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Schnebly Redland’s Winery

30205 SW 217th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 242-1224
schneblywinery.com

It should be noted that Schnebly Redland’s Winery is a favorite of the Travel Channel, who absolutely loves the fact that they are a “Muscadine-free” winery that throws out the grapes, growing only exotic fruits, such as mango, lychee, avocado and passion fruit for their homegrown Port wines. This is the same reason so many in the state of Florida travel to Homestead’s Schnebly Redland’s Winery. The tropical fruit wines are amazing, and the tours are fun. The winery is noted as an outdoor arena for entertainment and excitement. Their entertainment is best served paired with a great Port wine and friends at your side!

Las Olas Wine Café

922 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 760-1882
www.lasolaswinecafe.com

An establishment dedicated to fine wine, wines may be sampled or purchased by the glass or bottle, as the staff at Las Olas encourage wine tasting for guests seeking a full café experience. A lunch and dinner menu consisting of dishes inspired by Latin, Middle Eastern and Greek origins, Port wines are on hand for pairing and will definitely hit the spot. The nightlife at Las Olas consists of music, dessert and a handful of friends. This is an environment you will want to return to over and over again.

Little Havana Cigar Factory

1501 SW Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 541-1035
www.littlehavanacigarfactory.com

A cigar bar and lounge, this gentleman’s quarters allows guests to relax on wooden and leather furniture, while sipping on Port wine and enjoying a good cigar. A great place to network, local business professionals find their way to this refined, upper class destination. Warm, welcoming and very hospitable, Little Havana Cigar Factory invites guests to check out a portfolio of wine from all over the world, including Port wines from the local area.

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Smith & Wollensky

1 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-2800
smithandwollensky.com

At this small chain of fine dining steakhouses, guests can order “USDA prime steaks, premium seafood and award-winning wines,” including regional Port wines and international selections. Eat in, or enjoy lounging in class at the outdoor bar and upstairs balconies. Smith & Wollensky combines a gentleman’s quarter for cigar smoking and the savoring of a fine wine. Local moguls and business professionals prefer Smith & Wollensky to other dining options in the area. With Port wines on hand, it is no wonder they have expanded in the way that they have.

Vienna Café & Wine Bar

9100 W State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
(954) 423-1961
www.viennacafeandwinebar.com

A café with over 150 wines in stock, with quite a few local Port wine selections, Vienna Café is a unique combination of authentic Austrian cuisine, classic European dishes, regional American specialties and a highly sought-after wine bar. Proud of their wine selection, Vienna Café uses this fine selection of wine in many of their gourmet dishes. The Mushroom Fricassee, for example, is sautéed in Port wine and cream, served over a flaky pastry dish. This location offers both great people and great music. Every month, there is an “X-treme Wine Tasting” night with prizes and fun.

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