Log Cabin Winery is officially known as Log Cabin Farm and Vineyard and Winery.
This is a family owned winery with a 10 acre vineyard. It is located near Satsuma, about 12 miles south of Palatka.
This is a part of the state that is still very much Old Florida.
Satsuma is just east of the Ocala National Forest and the St. Johns River. It is named after the Satsuma Mandarin orange that is found all over north Florida.
It is hardier than most oranges, and is more likely to survive a freeze than other types of Florida citrus. Log Cabin Winery does not make wine out of oranges.
They make a quality wine from muscadine grapes grown in their own vineyard. Most of their grapes are used to make wine, but the rest are available for table grapes.
If you want table grapes to compliment your muscadine wine, you can call ahead and they will pick them for you. They grow Noble, Carlos and Welder varieties of muscadines.
They also grow Blanc Du Bois, a bunch grape variety developed by the University of Florida. The muscadine grapes are usually harvested in August and September.
The festival features music, exhibits, and an opportunity to do some grape stomping.
They have complimentary wine tastings, and a nice country store.
Several types of wines are made at Log Cabin Farm and Vineyard. Labels include River White, Log Cabin White, Nashua Red, River Red and Log Cabin Red.
There is something there to please every palate.
Satsuma is not far from St. Augustine, Palatka or Daytona Beach.