Did you know there's a winery in Orlando? Don't expect rolling hills covered in grapes though; Quantum Leap Winery is housed in an old warehouse along the Orlando Urban Trail in the Ivanhoe Village neighborhood.
I had an opportunity to explore and discover what Orlando wines are all about. Quantum Leap Winery opened their doors to some Central Florida Lady Bloggers and gave us a nice history and taste of their winery.
I love how Quantum Leap Winery is a bit off the beaten path. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but walking into the building I was pleasantly surprised at how inviting their tasting room was. There is a wine bar and plenty of comfortable seating throughout where you are able to sit back and enjoy your drink. They also had a table set up with some nice wine accessories to purchase.
While we were enjoying our wine we were offered some complimentary cheese from La Femme du Fromage and chocolates from Peterbrooke Chocolatier to pair with our wine. Lisa from Orlando Uncorked had laid out cards for us that suggested what cheese and chocolate would go with each glass of wine. Pairing the wines with the cheese and chocolate was a delicious delight.
While the wine, cheese and chocolate were all wonderful my favorite part of the evening was our tour of the winery with Jill. I loved hearing how passionate she is about her wines. It was fascinating to hear how the winery came about and I was intrigued learning about their commitment to sustainability. I really never gave much thought into the carbon footprint of wine. The winery uses kegs, which helps cut shipping costs and reduces waste. If you're wondering how do they keep their wines fresh on tap, they have special tap system that prevents spoilage.
If you're looking for something unique in Orlando Quantum Leap Winery is worth the visit.