Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard is a family-owned business located just south of Lake Manatee in the rolling hills of eastern Manatee County. The owners, Antonio and Rosa, moved to the Bradenton area from Casteldaccia, Sicily, and were struck by the similarities of the area to their native land. Soon there were five rows of bunch grapes in the backyard with the garden, and a corner of the garage closed off for making wine. The winery has recently expanded to 10 acres of vineyard and a 3,000 square foot winery.
The vines were only the beginning! As more grapes became available, Antonio expanded his wine making activities as well. Today, the Winery has its own building for fermenting and bottling, and a separate building for tasting and sales. They recently expanded to 10 acres of vineyard and a 3000 sq. ft. winery. Mature grapevines allow for u-pick fresh grapes bronze or black Muscadine grapes in early August to September.