30A Wine and Wineries

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Red, white, rosé, all of the above – whatever your preference, there’s no better time or place for a refreshing, relaxing glass of vino than during a visit to 30A Florida.

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We believe that good drinks (not to mention good food) are some of the only things you should take seriously while you’re vacationing here.

New 30A Winery Coming Soon: Duplin Winery

North Carolina-based Duplin Winery will soon be breathing new life into the former site of Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, just 15 minutes from our ultimate beach house on 30A.

Duplin Winery plans to open the 35,000-square-foot winery – its third location – by January 2022 and, as of February 2021, has already broken ground on the project. Despite the massive size of the complex, the company has announced its intention to preserve 20 acres of beautiful natural scenery on the property.

The company’s commitment to fun times elevates a trip to Duplin Winery from merely a wine tasting or a booze run to a full-blown experience. Aside from an expertly guided wine tasting, visitors to the new winery will enjoy hand-bottling demonstrations, live music and the winery’s own signature gourmet crackers and cheese dip.

Families – even those with young children – will have a great time visiting what the company calls a “true entertainment destination.” Duplin Winery’s Sweetzer frozen drinks, which are slated to be served on-site alongside the wine, can be made alcohol-free for the enjoyment of those under the legal drinking age and adults who choose not to imbibe.

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The Best Wines and Wineries in 30A Florida

30A Wine

You can’t talk about wines and wineries on 30A without mentioning 30A Wines. The region’s new signature line of premium wines is the result of a collaboration between the 30A Company and Chan Cox, wine industry legend and founder of local retail chain Wine World.

Locals and tourists alike rave about 30A Wines. The 30A Chardonnay wine is a crisp and delicious white wine that is full of the bright, fruity flavors – like white peach, orange blossom, and citrus – that perfectly match the sunny, life-is-good vibe of the Emerald Coast. More recent additions to this premium line of locally inspired wines include the 30A Pinot Noir and the 30A Rosé.

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NEAT Tasting Room and Bottle Shop

You don’t have to go far from the comfort of your home-away-from-home at Latitudes and Attitudes on 30A for an outstanding wine tasting experience. The NEAT Tasting Room and Bottle Shop is less than two miles from our vacation rental home, a mere seven minutes’ drive.

In the NEAT tasting room, guests can enjoy an assortment of red, white, and rosé wines or opt for seasonal tap beers or specialty cocktails. Snack on a delightful menu of charcuterie and cheese boards and sharable appetizers. The NEAT Tasting Room at times offers live music and entertainment.

Where to Find It
11 North Castle Harbour Drive
Alys Beach, Florida 32413
(850) 213-5711
Website

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The Wine Bar at Watercolor on 30A

Venture out a bit further – about a 20-minute drive from Latitudes and Attitudes beach house – and you’ll have your pick of dozens of wines on the menu at The Wine Bar at Watercolor on 30A. The bar serves excellent wines to fit any taste: bold, fruity, sparkling, sweet. The 30a wine bar also has so much more to offer, serving gourmet lunch and dinner options. If you prefer, keep things simple yet delicious with a gourmet cheese board.

Where to Find It
1735 E County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-1323
Website

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The Taproom at Beach and Brew on 30A

Don’t let the name fool you. While the Taproom at Beach and Brew on 30A does offer a fantastic collection of cold local craft beers on tap, it also features a selection of wines by the glass – or mix things up with a refreshing canned frosé (frozen rosé).

Where to Find It
10343 East County Hwy 30A
Unit #110
Seacrest Beach, FL 32461
(850) 534-0844
Website

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Bars & Restaurants

Some of 30A Florida’s fantastic restaurants are also prime spots to refresh with a glass of wine.

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The Terrace Restaurant

You’ll find the Terrace Restaurant just a four-minute drive or a 10-minute walk from the Latitudes and Attitudes beach house. The full bar at the Terrace Restaurant includes more than 60 wines, alongside the restaurant’s excellent offerings for tapas and appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Where to Find It
13741 E Emerald Coast Pkwy
Inlet Beach, FL 32461
(850) 231-5202
Website

Edward’s Fine Food and Wine

Edward’s Fine Food and Wine lives up to its name with an eclectic and award-winning wine list. The Rosemary Beach restaurant has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence three years running (2018, 2019 and 2020). Check their website for specials, including 2-for-1 offers on select wines on certain days and times.

Where to Find It
66 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5028
1-850-231-0550
Website

Pescado

This restaurant’s name might highlight its fresh family-style seafood dishes, but ignoring its extensive wine list would be a mistake. Whether you’re looking for wine by the glass or by the bottle, you’re in the right place. Pescado’s high-end wines available by the bottle are sure to please even the pickiest connoisseur. For more casual wine drinkers, enjoy wines by the glass or the half-bottle at a more modest price point. The Rooftop Bar, in particular, offers a spectacular view of the water.

Where to Find It
74 Town Hall Rd.
Suite 4B
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5087
1-850-213-4600
Website

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Havana Beach Bar & Grill

Havana Beach Bar & Grill at The Pearl is another exceptional 30A restaurant that’s perfect for wine lovers. The curated wine list includes 40 wines by the glass, perfect for accompanying a meal or sipping solo as you unwind after a day in the sun.

Where to Find It
63 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5027
1-850-588-2882
Website

45 Central Wine & Sushi

Santa Rosa Beach’s 45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar boasts an outstanding selection of specialty wines to accompany regional seasonal meals concocted with fresh local ingredients. In addition to the full selection of sushi options, dumplings, appetizers, and açai bowls, try the paella. This fan-favorite dish is only served on certain days each week, and it’s prone to selling out quickly.   

Where to Find It
45 Central Square
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-4545
Website

Café Thirty-A

A fine-dining restaurant that keeps things casual, Café Thirty-A offers more than a full menu of delectable starters, salads and seafood entrees. You’ll find more than 150 options on its wine list.  

Where to Find It
3899 East Scenic Hwy. 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-2166
Website

Where to Buy 30A Wine

If you just want to pick up a bottle of wine (or a few) to take back to the beach house, here are some of the best wine shops 30A has to offer.

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  • NEAT Bottle Shop
    11 North Castle Harbour Drive
    Alys Beach, Florida 32413
    (850) 213-5711
    Website
  • Wine World – Watercolor on 30A
    1735 E County Highway 30A
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (850) 231-1323
    Website
  • Emerald Coast Wine & Spirits – Santa Rosa Beach
    174 WaterColor Way
    Suite 106
    Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 32459
    (850) 231-1887
    Website
  • Emerald Coast Wine & Spirits – Seacrest Beach
    10343 E. County Hwy 30-A
    #C114
    Seacrest Beach, FL 32413
    (850) 534-0250
    Website
  • Skunk Gulley Liquor & Wine
    9 Town Center Loop
    Ste. 1A
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (850) 622-2752
    Website
  • Cork & Barrel 30A Liquors
    104 N Barrett Square
    Rosemary Beach, FL 32413
    (850) 399-4919
    Website

30A Wine Festivals

For more than a decade, Alys Beach has been home to the annual 30A Wine Festival. This event brings together local wine lovers and connoisseurs from across the country to celebrate their love of vino while supporting a good cause, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

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Traditionally held in February, tickets generally go on sale to the public as early as November – and they have been known to sell out quickly.

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