Day Trip: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery

Bunker Hill

Looking for an exciting day trip away from the city? Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery is just the place for you. While Tampa might not be based in wine country, take a 1-hour drive south of the city to get the winery experience you’ve been looking for (without breaking the bank of course).

The History

Located in Duette, FL, Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery is known for its handcrafted and vegan wines and jams. They pride themselves on producing locally grown grapes, driven to produce wine with the “Gold Standard” stamp. To match the authenticity of the wine they also pride themselves on being a “green” winery which is focused on being environmentally responsible. They use recycled glass wine bottles to store their wines as well as corks that stem from the cork oak tree itself.

The Details

Bunker Hill offers vineyard wine tours and wine tastings Thursday through Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m, no appointments necessary. With smaller groups of people you also get the opportunity to purchase an hors d’oeuvres tray, made fresh. If your party exceeds 16-32 people the winery also gives group tours with a featured hors d’oeuvres buffet.

Photo Credit: bunkerhillvineyard.com

Special Events

Every third Saturday of the month, Bunker Hill offers a Spirit & Orb Walk. While the winery is known for their world class grapes and wine, they also are known for the spirits of men, women, and children who roam the property at night. Bunker Hill was home to early Native Americans, French, Spanish, American settlers and even Civil War soldiers. It is believed that these restless souls still abide on the property. In order to participate on this walk you will need a minimum of 15 people or a max of 32 people. Complimentary wine tastings will be offered before the tour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. To book a tour email [email protected] or call (941) 776-0418.

Current Safety Precautions

The following regulations have been set into place by the Bunker Hill Winery in wake of the COVID pandemic.

  1. We are following all rules and recommendations from Governor DeSantis.
  2. Limited occupancy and social distancing will apply. A short wait time may happen in order for sanitizing between customers to take place.
  3. Outside Plein Air wine sampling is now in effect. Three widely separate concrete tables are also available.
  4. Drive-through wine & jam purchases are now in effect. Prepaid orders will be delivered to you without you leaving your vehicle.

Feature image credit: Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery

For more ways to enjoy a good drink check out Rooftop Bars in Tampa Bay for Date Night or Easy Cocktails You Can Make at Home.


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