True Blue Winery
by Harriet Rust
(Davenport, FL )
True Blue Winery opened in Davenport, Polk County in October 2012. Its title tells it all: it is a blueberry winery. The only winery in Polk County.
Fatima and Howard Gill long time residents of Davenport, started a blueberry farm a few years ago and sent their blueberries to one of the large growers in Central Florida to be shipped all over the US, plus be placed in the local retail market.
At the end of each season they opened their farm for U Pick to the public.
As a hobby they started making blueberry wine and friends encouraged them to market it. They did and after much success they opened a winery. A wonderful winery that also serves lunch and pizza in the evenings.
For more about this winery see www.truebluewinery.com. Call 863-419-4400 for hours of operation.
We think it worth a trip.
Wonderful wine, great service and friendly folk make it a destination.
Davenport is a small rural town and the winery sits at the edge of town.
Thanks for checking this winery out.
Harriet R. Rust
Davenport Historical Society, President 2013/14