Wine Varietal Feature: Cabernet Franc



Cabernet Franc has been one of my favorite varietals from the get go. Its particular and trademark bell pepper and bramble flavors had me at "hello". Cabernet Franc is the parent to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon amongst many other varietals including Carmenere and the elusive Spanish Hondarribi Beltza. Its origins can be traced to the Southwest of France in the...

Brix & Mortar Urban Winery Poised to be Sanford’s First Wine Producer

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Craft Explosion to Continue with Upscale Venue in Historic Downtown Sanford’s ‘Famous L’ For Daniel Valentine, wine is a family business. A local Central Floridian who attended University High School and the University of Central Florida, Valentine relocated to Wimberley, Texas in 2006, where over the last 13 years he has worked and learned the business at his father’s winery,...

Introducing the Sanford Wine Walk, a fundraiser for Theater West End


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If you love great wine and tasty food, the Sanford Wine Walk is for you! Unlimited wine tastings, food pairings, shopping, fun with friends and you have the makings of a delicious evening in historic downtown Sanford. Join Theater West End Wednesday, September 25 from 6:00-9:00pm and enjoy wines in over a dozen designated tasting locations in and around historic...

EVENT: Harvest Wine Dinner with The District & Luisa’s Cellar – Sep 25, 2018



We are thrilled to announce this fabulous collaboration. This wine dinner will be taking place at The District for an exclusive party of 40 people. Luisa's Cellar will be curating and leading the wine tasting while our friends at The District will be putting together a 5 course meal to pair the experience. Cost: $95/pp (includes wines and 5 course...

Luisa’s Cellar Brings Sincere Love of Wine, Craft Beer, and More

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When you walk through the door at Luisa’s Cellar, you may think you’ve been transported to the set of a classic film. I almost expected to see Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman seated in the corner, bringing to life a scene out of Casablanca. The warm, vintage decor harken back to a time before smartphones and televisions, a place where...

Leon’s Food Tour: The District – Eatery Tap & Barrel


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When Brad Plummer and Anne McNamara decided they wanted to open and own a restaurant, they knew there was only one logical choice for “where” — Historic Downtown Sanford. In the year plus that they’ve been open on the west end of downtown, that great choice has been affirmed. Extensive remodeling of the interior of a 100-year-old building has brought...