How to pick the perfect fruit wines for any occasion

There’s something about wine that just makes any occasion feel a little more special, don’t you think? But not all wines are alike. When most people think of American wine, they think of red or white. But there’s a whole other world of wine out there that you may not know about – fruit wines! Fruit wines are made with fruits other than muscadine grapes, and they come in all sorts of flavors and styles.

For wine lovers and new customers alike, the options for fruit wines can be overwhelming. With such a wide variety of flavors, it can be hard to know where to start. This guide will help you select the perfect fruit wines for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a sweet dessert wine or a crisp white for your next party, Schnebly’s Winery got you covered. So let’s get started!

Carambola Wine


Remember the movie scene where Bing Crosby is explaining ingredients? He says, “A caramba is like an exotic fruit from another world.” The name itself gives you a good idea about what this wine tastes like: sweet and juicy with some tanginess that makes your mouth water just by smelling it. The Starfruit is an exotic, tropical fruit that has many different names. It’s popularly known as Carambola wine and its shape makes it seem more like a star than anything else! 

When to choose

The best way to enjoy this wine is by sipping it on a hot day or pairing it with light foods like salads, fruits, or sushi. You can also have it as an aperitif before your meal.

Lychee Dolce


Lychee Dolce is a delectable, well-balanced dessert wine with the refreshing flavor of lychees and hints of vanilla. With just enough coconut to make it interesting but not overpowering this elegant spirit will appeal to both East Asian palates as well European ones alike!

When to choose

Our gift shop manager says this is her favorite after-dinner drink. Since it’s a dessert wine, it goes well with, you guessed it, desserts! Try pairing it with a light pastry or piece of fruit for a truly heavenly experience.

Chocolate Passion Fruit


We are proud to introduce our newest addition, a wine that is sure not only to delight your taste buds with its delicious flavor but also to excite them from the first sip. The exotic Passion Fruit meets up against chocolate in this perfect glass of Merlot!

When to choose

If you’re looking for a wine that’s a little bit sweet but not too heavy, this is the one for you. The chocolate notes make it perfect for dessert, but it’s also light enough to enjoy with dinner. 

Kiss of Passion (H2)


Miami is a city that thrives on the Island’s independence and bohemian culture, but it can’t help adopting some of Florida’s more laid-back demeanor. This Rose pays homage to this unique mix with its fruit-forward taste – think guava meets passion fruit in your mouth!

When to choose

This wine is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re having a picnic in the park or in a tasting room. It’s light and refreshing, but also has enough body to stand up to heartier dishes.

Mango Dolce


Mango Dolce smells of the tropics and is perfect to enjoy on a hot day. The exotic bouquet leaves your mouth feeling refreshed with just enough sweetness, while also being smooth like silk – an amazing way to end any meal!

When to choose

This wine is perfect for those who want a sweet dessert wine but don’t want anything too heavy. It’s also a good choice if you’re looking for something different to serve at your next dinner party.

Wine tasting feels different from fruit wines

Florida wineries are starting to make a name for themselves

If you’re used to wine tasting, you might find that fruit wines are a bit different. For one thing, they tend to be sweeter and have more of an exotic flavor. They also tend to be lower in alcohol content, so you can enjoy them without feeling too buzzed. Vineyards that specialize in fruit wines like ours, work with a variety of fruits, so you can find something that appeals to your personal taste.

Winemaking is an art, award-winning wines aren’t accomplished by accident. Great care is taken in the vineyard to ensure that the grapes are of the highest quality, and the same goes for the winemaking process. At our vineyard, we use traditional methods as well as some of the latest technologies to produce wines that are not only delicious but also beautiful to look at.

Schnebly: Florida’s largest premium winery

Schnebly’s Redland is a Florida winery that produces premium wines using tropical fruits. The Schnebly family has been growing fruit in the Redland area of Miami-Dade County since 1915, and they started making wine in 2004. Today, we produce over 20 different types of wine, including mango, lychee, guava, passionfruit, and chocolate. We invite you to come to visit us and taste the difference that quality fruit makes in our wines!


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