320 Tarpon Avenue Tarpon Springs FL- 727-644-2061 or 727-943-7029
After 6 long years, the winery is finally built and Joseph and Diana Marks have released their first selection of wines made in that old world tradition. The winery is constructed to resemble an 1820 federal building. Diana consulted with the historical society of Tarpon Springs, and the historical boards of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, North Carolina to get the colors and details just right. They did all the work except the pouring of the slab and the shingling of the 8-12 pitched roof.
Tarpon Springs Castle Winery has transformed East Tarpon Avenue into a tourist destination. It is a working winery and everything is done by hand even the placing of labels on the bottles.
When you step inside the European style tasting room of the winery you will sense immediately that you are among people dedicated to the art of fine winemaking. Since the winery is located in the heart of the historical district, the establishment boasts of an Italian style walled-in courtyard with four fountains and a wrought-iron gazebo. Most plants chosen for the courtyard garden are native to Florida. This was done to give visitors ideas in using our native plants. Most of these were purchased from the Tarpon Springs Garden Club's Annual plant sale.
The winery offers tours daily which provide an overview of the winemaking. Followings the tours, guests are invited to taste wines which are moderately priced and you get to keep the lovely wine glass.
A visit to Tarpon Springs Castle Winery resembles a romantic dream with its warm atmosphere. So come and savor our handcrafted wines in an intimate setting, and meet the friendly people behind the Tarpon Springs Castle Winery label.