WHISPERING OAKS WINERY

By  Mike Miller

10934 County Rd 475
Oxford, Florida 34484
Tel:  352-748-0449

Updated April 20, 2021

Whispering Oaks Winery is located on a large farm in the rolling countryside west of The Villages in an unincorporated area known as Oxford.

Whispering Oaks Winery Visitors CenterWhispering Oaks Visitor Center

They have 40,000 blueberry bushes on the farm, and naturally specialize in blueberry wines.  The winery is fun to visit because of the ambience of the farm itself and surroundings.

There is a friendly bar in the Visitor Center where you can relax and sample the wine.  

The farm was originally a "you pick em" operation and also sold blueberries to local markets.  The original owner wanted to make the farm self sustaining;  that's when the idea of a winery came to him.

Whispering Oaks Winery Opened In 2014

The winery has only been open since the winter of 2014, but has already attracted a large following of fans.  

The wine that is produced here is also available in many Florida stores including Liquors of Ocala and Fresh Market in The Villages, Orlando, Clearwater and Tampa. 

Some Florida restaurants are also making the wine available.

Some of these include Ricciardis in Brownwood;  Red Sauce, R.J. Gators and Garvino's in Lake Sumter Landing;  and Mermaid Juice, Wine Cellars and The Wine Den in Mount Dora.

The wines created by the winery range from sweet to dry, and they also have a sangria that is a blend of blueberry wine and citrus.  

The wines I tried while visiting were Blushing Blueberry, Wildly Mild, Sensationally Sweet and Delightfully Dry.  All were blueberry wines and all were delicious.  

I also tried some Sangria and it was great too.

Whispering Oaks Winery Visitor CenterWhispering Oaks Visitor Center

There are reportedly two pounds of blueberries in every bottle of wine.  Since blueberries are a well known healthy antioxidant, even your doctor might approve of this particular alcoholic beverage.

There is entertainment on weekends at the winery.  They have a beautiful shaded deck with a lovely pond and fountain waterfall that creates a great space for their entertainers and visitors.

On Friday and Saturday evenings they have "Steak Night".  Dinner is served on the deck cooked on an open wood grill and Koi pond.

Whispering Oaks Winery Outside DeckWhispering Oaks Winery Outside Deck

The day I visited, the outside temperature was 95 degrees but the outside deck was still comfortable.

Whispering Oaks Winery is open 7 days a week from 1100am to 700pm.

For more see the Whispering Oaks Winery website.

FLORIDA WINERIES is an Amazon Kindle book based on this website that discusses the Florida wine industry and includes articles on 19 individual wineries.

The book can be read on a computer, tablet, Kindle and most smart phones.

Click on the book cover for a free preview of the $ 2.99 book at Amazon.



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