Become Your Own Sommelier at the Wine Room on Park Ave

  • July 28, 2016

Here at Orlando Resorts Rental, we love giving our guests ideas of how to make their stay at the Vista Cay Resort more memorable. To most people, Orlando is home to tourist attractions and theme parks. While that may be true, and we do love us some theme parks, it is so much more than that. We love to give our guests the chance to experience Orlando like a local, and give you a little break from all the tourist mayhem to relax and enjoy your vacation with your loved ones.

If you’re looking for a fun date night, or a good place for small groups, the Wine Room in Winter Park is the perfect spot! The Wine Room is unlike any other wine tasting experience, in that it lets you choose and pour your wine for yourself. So how does this work?

The wine room is home to over 150 wine dispensing machines. You purchase a card for $3.00, load as much spending money as you would like on your card, and it will work like a debit card on all of the machines. Then, after perusing all of your options from Merlot to Chardonnay, you simply insert the card into a machine, and choose whether you’d like a 1 ounce, 2.5 ounce, or 5 ounce pour.

Our staff had a blast reading through all of the wine descriptions and choosing what we’d like to try! The ability to choose exactly what you like at your own pace really makes the experience comfortable and relaxing. And with the option of a small pour, you can try something you may never have chosen off of a normal wine list. In addition to the wine, the Wine Room also offers craft beers and some appetizer-like menu items to pair with your drinks. We enjoyed a baked Brie, Mediterranean dip trio, and a meat and cheese board, but were also enticed by their gourmet grilled cheeses and flatbreads.

The Wine Room also boasts a pretty extensive assortment of meats and cheeses in a case towards the back of the venue, as well as the downstairs lounge, located inside an old bank vault, with comfy leather chairs if you choose to enjoy your night with a bit more privacy.

The Wine Room is located right in Downtown Winter Park, about a thirty-minute drive from the Vista Cay Resort. Once you’ve enjoyed a few glasses of wine, we’d recommend taking a walk down Park Avenue, a beautiful street home to many local restaurants, bakeries and other specialty stores. This is the perfect way to get a taste of how the locals enjoy Orlando!


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