Florida Matters

Florida Matters

Get A Taste of Florida's Wine Industry

November 25, 2019

This program originally aired August 6, 2019

Many people may not realize that wine making in Florida is a billion-dollar industry. There are dozens of wineries across the state employing nearly 100,000 people, and university research departments dedicated to viticulture.


How can this hot, humid, fungus-friendly state support successful wine production? And how does the reputation of Florida wines stand up to wines grown elsewhere like California or New York?

We talk about whether Florida’s wine industry is economically viable on this week’s Florida Matters.