Florida is a top ten wine making state.

According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDOA), there are over 40 certified wineries and vineyards in the State of Florida. Where does that leave Florida, among other states, in overall wine production? Number eight. That’s right, in 2012 Florida produced 1.9 million gallons of wine, making it the eighth ranked producer of wine in the United States (Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2013).

In fact, Florida has been making wine since before the Pilgrims arrived.