The Lakewood Ranch Wine Club was founded by Dellburt and Beverly Kidwell, along with co-founder Galen Griffin, local residents of Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Each month some of our resident wine experts select wines from one of the local vendors in the area. They try to pick wines from one country, region or area, or perhaps a varietal of wines. Occasionally the Wine Vendor for the selected wines will be our guest speaker and present us with some history of that wine.
We generally sample six different wines and our wines are complimented with fresh baked French bread and a variety of cheeses.
We strongly believe that wine should be approachable and fun. By hosting a variety of tastings and coordinating wine-related events, we aim to provide education to the novice wine person as well as provide new wine experiences to more seasoned drinkers.
We recognize that events should be not only opportunities to learn about wine, but should also be fun occasions to socialize with friends and others in the Lakewood Ranch community. We want to encourage Wine Club participants to discuss and explore wines, share their impressions, and also very importantly, enjoy themselves.