Island Grove Winery has collaborated with Whole Foods Market and the University of Florida/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department to develop a new line of sparkling wine. The new line is available to purchase through Island Grove’s website and at Whole Foods Market across Florida. The line features four new flavors; Sparkling Berry Sangria, Sparkling Peach Moscato, Sparkling Blueberry Moscato and Sparkling Strawberry Moscato.
The Winery worked with Dr. Andrew MacIntosh at UF/IFAS and master’s student Nicholas Wendrick to conduct a study that led to the creation of new sparkling wines that appeal to wine drinkers. This is the first time Island Grove Winery has offered a sparkling wine on a commercial level. During the study, the team at Whole Foods for the Florida market reached out to the winery to discuss creating a sparkling line. Whole Foods worked closely with the Island Grove team to select the flavors, taste and packaging that would fit in their retail stores.
Island Grove Winery received an 2018 for their sustainable farming efforts.
Learn more about Island Grove’s new sparkling wine collection