Friday, March 31, 2017

Get Your Dry Florida-Grown Stover Wine Before It’s Gone

St. Augustine, Fla.—Stover Reserve wine, from San Sebastian Winery, is ending. It will no longer be available for sale after the last case is sold this year. It is a dry white wine made from Florida-grown vinifera bunch grapes called Stover. San Sebastian winery and their sister company Lakeridge Winery are the only vineyards in the state of Florida still growing this grape varietal.

Limited supply Stover Reserve dry Florida-grown wine, San Sebastian Winery,
St. Augustine, Fla., Copyright 2017 by Helen A Lockey

In 2016 the Stover grape vines suffered a devastating blight. This drove the wine growers and producers to decide to pull up the vines and not replant. If they did replant it would take another five years before the vines produced enough fruit to make wine.

Stover Reserve is a delicious white wine that starts of slightly sweet and finishes dry. It has clean notes of citrus, juicy green apple and aromatic spice. It goes wonderfully with fish and chicken dishes. It is a multi-award winning wine.

If you want to buy a bottle or case you’ll have to go directly to San Sebastian or Lakeridge wineries because there are no longer enough cases for them to put on their internet order page. Nor are there enough bottles to include in their complimentary wine tasting.

I talked to a wine shop representative today (March 31, 2017), and she said they only had 16 cases left.

They sell for $12.99 a bottle and are worth every cent.

And if you like this wine, I mean really like this wine and the idea that dry white wine grapes are growing in Florida, then contact Seavin Incorporated, the parent company of San Sebastian & Lakeridge, and tell them to replant the Stover grape vines. Then pledge that you will buy and tell all your friends to buy this wonderful Florida-grown wine in five years time.

157 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-826-1594

19239 US-27, Clermont FL 34715
Phone: 1-800-768-9463

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