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Cathy Snyder, a winemaker and tasting server, talks about what people should expect out of Florida Sol. (Photos by Liz Ramos)

Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard in Bradenton celebrates reopening

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Cathy Snyder, a winemaker and tasting server, talks about what people should expect out of Florida Sol. (Photos by Liz Ramos)

Parrish's Phoenix Grys, who is 10 months old, has fun with his mother, Kelly Grys, and 4-year-old brother Ryder Grys. "It's nice that kids have something to do while the adults have fun, too," Kelly Grys says.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Parrish's Phoenix Grys, who is 10 months old, has fun with his mother, Kelly Grys, and 4-year-old brother Ryder Grys. "It's nice that kids have something to do while the adults have fun, too," Kelly Grys says.

Lakewood Ranch's Luca Bajraktari, who is 5, and his 2-year-old sister Izzy Bajraktari laugh as they are pushed on the swings by their mother, Maggie Bajraktari. The playground is new to Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Luca Bajraktari, who is 5, and his 2-year-old sister Izzy Bajraktari laugh as they are pushed on the swings by their mother, Maggie Bajraktari. The playground is new to Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard.

People enjoy drinking wine and eating in the outdoor seating area.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

People enjoy drinking wine and eating in the outdoor seating area.

Judy Rudd, a wine educator, talks about the new Merfoot wine, which was unveiled at the reopening and Labor Day celebration.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Judy Rudd, a wine educator, talks about the new Merfoot wine, which was unveiled at the reopening and Labor Day celebration.

Cortez's Ken and Cyn Frye take home a bottle of the new Merfoot wine.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Cortez's Ken and Cyn Frye take home a bottle of the new Merfoot wine.

Palmetto's Ted and Monica DeLeone enjoy a serving of wine sorbet. "It's very good and very refreshing," Monica DeLeone says.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Palmetto's Ted and Monica DeLeone enjoy a serving of wine sorbet. "It's very good and very refreshing," Monica DeLeone says.

Sun City Center's Lynn Serles and her husband, William Serles, enjoy a bottle of Breeze. William Serles will perform at Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard Sept. 11.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Sun City Center's Lynn Serles and her husband, William Serles, enjoy a bottle of Breeze. William Serles will perform at Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard Sept. 11.

Bradenton's Roland Lush and Brittany Lush participate in the wine tasting where Cathy Snyder, a wine maker and tasting server, pours them a glass of Florida Sol.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Bradenton's Roland Lush and Brittany Lush participate in the wine tasting where Cathy Snyder, a wine maker and tasting server, pours them a glass of Florida Sol.

Sun City Center's Kathy and Bob Astone try Siesta Sands and Manatee Red during their first visit to Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard. "It's a very nice way to spend the afternoon," Kathy Astone says.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Sun City Center's Kathy and Bob Astone try Siesta Sands and Manatee Red during their first visit to Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard. "It's a very nice way to spend the afternoon," Kathy Astone says.

Palmetto's Pete Martinez, his wife, Sonia Martinez, and their dog, Cubbie, hope they can participate in the wine tasting the next time they visit Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Palmetto's Pete Martinez, his wife, Sonia Martinez, and their dog, Cubbie, hope they can participate in the wine tasting the next time they visit Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard.

East County's Doug and Kay Huddleston toast with the new Merfoot Wine. "They've done a great job," Kay Huddleston says about the winery and vineyard's owners, Kristin and John Hokanson. "We hope they have many years of success."

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

East County's Doug and Kay Huddleston toast with the new Merfoot Wine. "They've done a great job," Kay Huddleston says about the winery and vineyard's owners, Kristin and John Hokanson. "We hope they have many years of success."

Vendors sell handmade products.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Vendors sell handmade products.

Santiago Ybarra performs during the reopening and Labor Day celebration.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Santiago Ybarra performs during the reopening and Labor Day celebration.

Radio personality Meredith Michaels enjoys a glass of wine with Kristin Hokanson, who owns Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard with her husband John Hokanson.

Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022 |

Radio personality Meredith Michaels enjoys a glass of wine with Kristin Hokanson, who owns Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard with her husband John Hokanson.

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