|From humble beginnings to the realization of their dream,
owners Ruggero and Lisa Ciarrocchi opened Paris Winery in
April 2008. They originally discovered the rolling hillsides
that would soon become acres of grapevines while fleeing
from the hurricanes in Florida. From the air, the landscape
reminded them of the Tuscany hillsides. Airport manager Don
Davenport convinced them to check into the local real estate
around Paris and they found a piece of land that was big
enough for them to put a runway on.
The farm was originally a cornfield with not even as much as
a dirt road. Filling their land with cattle, pigs, ducks, geese,
rabbits and domestic animals, they decided to plant a few
acres of grapevines to make some personal wine. The
vineyard started with 5500 vines and today there is over
9000 vines comprised of 23 types of grapes. About 3 years
later, they decided to open the winery.
The winery opened in late April 2008 and now boasts 26
different wines to choose from. Designed in a Venetian style
architecture, the winery offers daily wine tasting and their
Summer concert series “Concerts In The Vineyards,” every
few Saturdays. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape
and views from the tasting room, as well as stroll through the
vineyards and enjoy the grapevines.