WINE & CHOCOLATE

Wine and Chocolate is the theme for this very special event at this seasonal time of year. Local Artists and Crafters are invited to display their work. Enjoy live music by incredible bands on outdoor stage throughout the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.

A portion of the proceeds go to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida

Come Join Us:
December 8, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
December 9, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
December 10, 2017 11:00 am - 05:00 pm

Admission Fees
Adult Admission - $8
Children 12 and under - FREE

NEW! Advance Tickets Now Available
The admission can be paid at the gate when you enter the festival grounds as always, but we now offer the ability to purchase admission tickets in advance. The advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.com through a secure portal. Use the button below to purchase your advance tickets.

27TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

THE CHOCOLATIERS & THE CHOCOLATE WONDERLAND

We're taking our Wine & Chocolate Festival to a whole new level this year with some of the areas top Chocolatiers and our outdoor Chocolate Wonderland! You can start off by taking our free wine tasting tour where you'll get to taste a perfectly paired taste of chocolate with one of our featured Lakeridge wines. After that you can get the full chocolate experince by visting our new Chocolate Wonderland. We'll be setting up a huge air conditioned tent out on our festival grounds we've named "The Chocolate Wonderland" (for obvious reasons) and inside you'll find all of our chocolatiers and their delicious creations. We'll also have a wine bar inside and music so you can immerse yourself in Wine & Chocolate!

B & B Chocolate

B & B Chocolates features the finest in European styled handmade chocolates. The second you taste their chocolate you'll fall in love, and you'll be amazed at the huge variety of products they offer.

If you've never had quality handmade chocolates with your favorite Lakeridge wine, then doing so during our free wine tasting with B & B Chocolate is the prefect way to get started. If you fall in love (and we know you will) then you can visit our NEW! Chocolate Wonderland on our festival grounds and get the full B & B Experience!

Wine & Chocolate, it doesn't get better than this!

B & B Chocolate
Maitland Chocolate Factory

What could be better than a chocolate factory? The Maitland Chocolate Factory of course! One look at their hand made chocolate products and you'll see exactly what we mean.

We'll be featuring their perfectly matched chocolates with some of our Lakeridge wines and you'll get a free taste as you go through our free wine tasting. You can then visit our NEW! outdoor Chocolate Wonderland to see their full display of products and watch them in action.

Come check them out and be amazed!

Maitland Chocolate Factory Join Us!

Maitland Chocolate Factory
Simply Sweet

Simply Sweets Chocolates and Pastries is a family owned custom chocolate and pastry shop in Clermont Florida that caters to making something special for you.

As one of the featured local chocolatiers you'll be able to sample their chocolates during the free winery tastings. You'll also be able to shop for their products and see them in action in our NEW! outdoor Chocolate Wonderland.

So come out and let them put a smile on your face!

Maitland Chocolate Factory Join Us!

Simply Sweet

Outdoor Stage Entertainment Schedule

Date Time Entertainment Details
Friday - December 8th, 2017 10am - 1:30pm The Ladyz & The Boyz VIEW DETAILS
Friday - December 8th, 2017 2pm - 5pm Tory Wynter VIEW DETAILS
Saturday - December 9th, 2017 10am - 1:30pm Baby Blues & The No Attitude Band VIEW DETAILS
Saturday - December 9th, 2017 2pm - 5pm Robert Harris VIEW DETAILS
Sunday - December 10th, 2017 11am - 1:30pm Dave Capp VIEW DETAILS
Sunday - December 10th, 2017 2pm - 5pm Mike Quick Band VIEW DETAILS

Our popular Wine & Cheese Bar is located upstairs in the wine shop and will be open noon to 4pm each day of the festival. The Wine & Cheese Bar features all of our famous wines along with beer, more live entertainment, and of course CHEESE!

While you’re relaxing and enjoying one of our fabulous cheese plates you’ll be entertained by some of the area’s hottest solo acts. Great wine, music, and cheese... it doesn’t get better than this!

Wine & Cheese Bar Live Entertainment

Wine & Cheese Bar Entertainment Schedule

Date Time Entertainment Details
Friday - December 8th, 2017 Noon - 4pm Bobby Koelble VIEW DETAILS
Saturday - December 9th, 2017 Noon - 4pm Jeff Whitfield VIEW DETAILS
Sunday - December 10th, 2017 Noon - 4pm Joe Hand VIEW DETAILS

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

Come explore a wide variety of fine art and hand crafted items on display from some of the areas finest artisans. Our new wide open crafter area allows you to explore the unique items on display while still being able to hear the live entertainment, and enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyards and rolling hills.

You can view the full list of artisans that will be at this show by viewing Featured Vendors Page.

Vendors

Please visit our vendor application download page for a list of all available applications.

Art & Craft Vendors

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida finds, creates, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families. Our cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando. Before the Ronald McDonald Houses, parents were sleeping in their cars or in chairs in the waiting room, eating out of vending machines, or bearing the expense of impersonal hotel rooms. There are three Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando - one on the campus of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, one on the campus of Florida Hospital for Children and one on the campus of Nemours Children's Hospital. Each year, about 2,000 families stay with us to be close to their critically ill children.

For more information on ways to help, please call (407) 206-0957 or visit www.ronaldmcdonaldhouseorlando.org.

We are happy to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida and the work they do in our community by donating a portion of the gate proceeds to their great organization.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

Festival Pet Policy

We love our pets as much as you do, but due to an increasing number of incidents involving pets we are implementing a "No Pets Allowed" rule at all of our festivals. Thank you for understanding.

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For more information about any of the events listed here, please contact:
Jose Cabranes at 800-768-9463 Ext 219 or Danielle Medeiros 800-768-9463 Ext 220