Welcome to Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens. Many years ago, we envisioned creating an unprecedented venue for weddings and meetings in the southwest Orlando area: a winery and microbrewery with stunning outdoor gardens and indoor meeting spaces.
What was once a mere concept will soon be one of the most exciting spots in Central Florida for families and professionals alike.
Located south of Orlando and west of Kissimmee in Osceola County, our winery provides a refuge from the hustle and bustle of US Highway 192 and the tourism corridor. Formosa Gardens is about 1.5 miles from Disney World on W. Irlo Bronson Highway (U.S. Highway 192), west of I-4.
We are so close to Disney that you can see the Disney fireworks from our winery every night!
We are dedicated to celebrating healthy lifestyles, food, drink, community, and culture while setting a constructive example of social, economic, and environmental responsibility.
The Island Grove Winery at Formosa Gardens will be a model for future sustainable developments in Formosa Gardens, Central Florida and beyond.
As you may have already figured out, there’s a lot going on here!
- Drinking – Award-winning fruit wines from Island Grove Wine Company; Traditional wines of international origins and with 90-point minimum ratings; Craft beers;
- Eating – Fresh, hot breads and pastries; Artisanal food; 8 acres of sustainable farming including fruit trees, vegetables and herbs;
- Gathering – Roughly 3,000 square feet of indoor meeting space; Outdoor venues surrounded by botanical gardens for weddings and other special celebrations and business meetings; Festivals, such as Octoberfest, the British Festival, and the Blueberry Festival;
- Educating – Wine tastings; Tea tastings; Workshops of all sorts; Academic symposia; Yoga classes; Cooking classes; Painting classes.
For us, this lush venue consisting of gardens, farmers’ market, vineyards, fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables, is a vehicle for embracing and enjoying life, for expanding horizons, for deepening connections, and for experiencing beauty all around us.
Just as importantly, it allows us to promote a wholesome and sustainable lifestyle right at Disney’s doorsteps. We operate our new winery and botanical gardens at Formosa Gardens in Kissimmee with the same forward-thinking philosophy as the organic blueberry farms at Island Grove Wine Company in Hawthorne, Florida, and Arcadia, Florida.
We embody earth-friendly and people-friendly organic, biodynamic, permacultural principles. Moreover, our future luxury rental homes, hotels and restaurants at Formosa Gardens will reflect entirely green construction methodologies and operations.
Farm-to-table and farm-to-glass aren’t just buzzwords here. They are what we practice and wish to share with our families, friends, and guests.
In the theater enclave of our winery, we seek to educate people and other enterprises about sustainable, healthy practices and inspire them to adopt smarter ways of doing things. We strive to show them they can reap the financial, physical, and health benefits, as can our local and other global communities.
We also really like showing the rest of the world how awesome Kissimmee, Osceola County, Orlando, and Central Florida are.
Come visit us after our Grand Opening and savor a glass of our award-winning wine, a pint of craft beer, or a cup of fresh tea or coffee and some pastries!