Day trip from Jacksonville to Log Cabin Winery in Satsuma Florida.
The Log Cabin Winery, also known as Log Cabin Farm and Vineyard and Winery, is a family owned winery with a 10 acre vineyard. It is located at 376 County Road 309 in Satsuma Fl, approximately 50 miles from Jacksonville.
Satsuma Florida has that “old Florida Feel” and is just east of Palatka, The Ocala National Forest, and the St. John’s River. Satsuma is named after the Satsuma Mandarin Orange that is found throughout North Florida.
The winery makes quality wine from muscadine grapes grown in their own vineyard. Some of their grapes are available for table grapes, the rest used to make the wine. You can call ahead for table grapes and they will be picked for you. They grow a few different varieties of muscadine grapes, Noble, Carlos, and Welder. Their Muscadine grapes are usually harvested in August and September. They also grow Blanc Du Bois, a bunch grape variety developed by the University of Florida. The log Cabin winery offers $1 per sample wine tasting and a country store to browse through during your visit.
Several types of wine are made at this winery. Some of their labels include, River White, Log Cabin White, Nashua Red, River Red, and Log Cabin Red. You can also buy online through their web site.
In August, they have their Annual Old Florida Harvest Festival. This year it is their 10th Annual Old Florida Harvest Festival and will be held on Saturday August 26th from 10 am until 3 PM. Admission is free, bring a lawn chair, Spanish acoustic guitarist, walking vineyard tours, food, wine, ice cold beer, Bob H. Lee book signing, crowing of the 2017 Grape Goddess…. just some of the highlights from this years festival happenings. They are pet and family friendly. All pets must be on a leash at all times. Only certified K-9’s allowed in the country store due to health regulations, NO DOGS allowed in the vineyard.
If you can’t make it to their annual festival, their normal hours of operation are as follows:
Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-6pm. Sunday Noon-6 pm, and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
A visit to this winery would make a great additional to add to your list of Florida day trips.
Sharee and I will be there to check out their 10th annual festival, hope to see you there!