17810 Forge Drive
Brooksville, FL 34610

The Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery is visible from the Suncoast Parkway south of Spring Hill.

It it takes a little pleasant backroad travel to get there.

The Suncoast Parkway is a beautiful new toll road that runs north from Tampa to south of Homosassa.

It makes this vineyard an easy visit from Tampa.

Terry and Janis McKnight own Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery, and grow four grape varieties on their property.

These grapes include Blanc du Bois, Norton, and two Muscadine grapes named Ison and Carlos.

Each of these grapes has a unique quality that is reflected in the wine produced from them.

You will enjoy your walk to the vineyard when you visit.

The vineyard is open for "U-Pick" in harvest season. This is fun to do, and the grapes are so delicious right off the vine.

All of the wines are estate grown and produced. This means that from the beginning with the grapes in the vineyard to the finished labeled bottle, everything is done on the property.

Among the types of wine produced here are Whites, reds and blush wines ranging from dry to sweeter.

These wines have won top awards in a recent eleven country International Wine Competition.

All of their wines are natural and low in sulphites.

Your visit will include a complimentary tasting in the winery and a tour of the processing room.

The winery store carries wine accessories and gifts in addition to all of their wines.

They can also accommodate private party tastings or other events like birthdays, anniversaries or music recitals.

There is also an nice veranda where you can sit and enjoy your wine and the country view.


  1. Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Closed Sunday - Tuesdays and Major Holidays


From the Suncoast Parkway or Highway 19:

Take County Line Rd. (Exit 37 on the Suncoast Parkway). Go east to US-41, then south on 41 one mile to Bowman Rd.. Then right (west) on Bowman until you come to Forge Drive. Left on Forge Dr. before the overpass.

Strong Tower is the first house you come to - park right in front, come right on in, they've been expecting you!

From Tampa:

take I-75 north to SR-52 West. West to US-41 north, and north eight miles to Bowman Rd. Left (west) on Bowman. Left on Forge Dr. before the parkway overpass.

You can also travel from Tampa on the Suncoast Parkway (see above).

For more information about wines and events, call 352-799-7612.

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