For the Love of Wine

Feb 12, 2024 | Businesses, Communities, DeFuniak Springs, Events, Walton & Beyond

Picture of several bottles of wine from Chautauqua Winery.

Specializing in Muscadine varieties, Chautauqua Winery in DeFuniak Springs offers a refreshing selection for wine lovers to explore.

Complimentary tastings provide visitors with the chance to sample these unique wines and discover their preferences.

With over 120 varieties of muscadine grapes, the Chautauqua Vineyard, 12 miles north of Chautauqua Winery’s facility, grows only two native grape varieties: Carlos Muscadine and Noble Muscadine. Carlos for white wine and Noble for red. And for those who only like the dryer side of wine, the winery partners with Californian winemakers to offer a crisp Chardonnay and full body Merlot.

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From sweet to firm finish, our Hwy 331 team stopped in for a tasting and found something for each discerning palate.

Taking on a tasting for yourself is the absolute best way to experience our beloved local winery.

You can stop in for a taste 7 days a week, 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Picture of Winery Facility near I-10.

Complimentary Tastings: Guests are treated to complimentary wine tastings, allowing them to sample a variety of wines.

Impressive Tasting Room: The tasting room provides a glimpse into the winemaking process with a view of the cellar, including stainless steel vats and a Europress. This immersive setting enhances the overall tasting experience.

Winery vats

Friendly Tasting Attendants: Friendly and knowledgeable tasting attendants are on hand to guide guests through the tasting process; offering insights into each wine and answering any questions.

Wine Selection: Guests have the opportunity to sample six wines, with four preselected by the winemaker and the option to choose the remaining two. This allows for a personalized tasting experience tailored to individual preferences.


The tasting bar has a capacity of six people, ensuring an intimate setting for each tasting. Have a larger party? Check with the winery attendants for outdoor tasting options.
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The Old Vine Wine Club fosters a dedicated community of Chautauqua Winery enthusiasts who appreciate the vineyard’s offerings and may enjoy exclusive access to special events, releases, or discounts. Learn more about the Old Vine Wine Club on their website,


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