Keel & 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 innovative to do with his end of crop blueberries. He decided to utilize these berries to produce wine. After years of experimenting to get that perfect flavor and hundreds of batches, he finally did it! So was the beginning of a company that now produces over 400,000 bottles a year of this unique and award-winning Florida wine.
Keel & Curley Winery produces three types of Blueberry wines, each with a very distinct taste. The first is a sweet wine, the second, a semi-dry wine, and the third, a dry wine. All three wines are made from 100% blueberries. In July 2011, Keel & Curley debuted two new wines - Dry Blackberry and Sweet Blackberry. Both are made with 100‰ blackberries.
They also produce fusion wines or blended wines. Part grape based wines, (for example, Merlot or Chardonnay) blended with fruit juices (Strawberry or Tangerine). Keel & Curley winery produces seven different Fusion wines. Keel & Curley also produces a unique Ice Wine in which part of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
In October 2013, Keel & Curley Winery expanded its selection once again by establishing a brewery on the property called Two Henrys Brewing Company. Now guests who come to the winery can enjoy both Florida Wine and locally made craft beer selections. In typical Florida fashion, Keel & Curley Winery celebrates the U-Pick season with big party!
At the end of April, Keel & Curley Winery holds the annual Blueberry Festival, a three-day festival during which time over 12,000 people come out to pick Blueberries, enjoy local wine, craft beer and live bands. With a Kidâ€™s Zone, the Blueberry Festival is wholesome fun for the whole family.
Keel & Curley Wines can also be found in quality retailers throughout Florida including Publix, Total Wine, ABC Liquor, and select Wal-Mart, Samâ€™s Club, Circle K and Target locations.
Keel and Curley Winery
5202 W. Thonotosassa Rd.
Plant City, FL 33565
Phone: (813) 752-9100