Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

Summer Crush is a family owned sun & fun boutique winery creation that is the result of the blending of owner/vintner Gary Roberts' love of history and surfing, with native muscadine and fruit wines. Growing up in Florida, Gary began surfing at the age of 11 and started his prolific collection of classic surf boards and memorabilia in 1972 (some of which can be seen in the tasting room and pavilion). After discovering a wine he loved, muscadine wine, Gary also discovered it was the oldest wine in the New World, first recorded being made at Fort Caroline, Florida (near today's Jacksonville) in 1565.  The first vineyard in the New World was planted outside Tallahassee in the late 1500's. This storied history helped encourage the creation of his own Sunshine State vineyard and winery and Florida's Original Sun & Surf Winery Experience! Here at Summer Crush we specialize in Muscadine and tropical fruit wines. All of the wines made here will fall into a sweet or semi-sweet category.


Gary's wife Susan, and sons, Bud and Allen encouraged the pursuit of the winery and the winery opened in July 2012. Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery grows the Noble, Carlos, and Doreen varieties of muscadine grapes for their wines in their 10 acre vineyard and also makes a few specialty fruit wines.

Florida is truly a place with a Crush on Summer and Summer Crush blends the rich history of muscadine wine with the tropical Florida lifestyle to create a memorable winery experience like no other.

  • Robert Voll

    (John Anderson)was amazing. He absolutely rocked it. The audience went wild. Kudos to Gary and gang, and of course Mr Anderson! You all did a really fantastic job and love the venue. My wife and I also enjoyed the "Meet and Greet". Big treat for my wife.

  • Deborah LaCroix

    "The Peaceful Easy Eagles and Beach Boys Tributes were some of the best nights of live music my husband and I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy!!! We saw them both nights and are still talking about how amazing they sound together... Yes, close your eyes and you would think the Eagle's were performing right in front of you!!!"

  • Sandie Hamilton

    "Saw the Beach Boys Tribute!! AWESOMEEEEE!!! Loved the venue!! We'll be back!!"

  • Robin Rooks Petty

    "Awesome, Awesome, Awesome show last night with Dean Dillion and Scotty Emereck!"

  • Rosemary Gordon - Childs LeBeau

    "Had a terrific time...Great concert (John Ford Coley) ....great venue..."

  • Devon Taylor

    "Joined a group of friends for the Red, White, and Blue Grass Festival and was blown away! Your venue is gorgeous and so comfy even on a 90 degree day. The music was amazing and the drinks were delicious! Can't wait to come back."

  • Kimberly Griffith Vandergriff

    "We had a great time last night at the Beatles New Years Eve Bash! Such a wonderful idea. My husband had to be at work at 5:00 am this morning, it was perfect!!!"

  • Cindy MacFann Shawyer

    "One of the best New Years Eves Celebrations ever! The band was fabulous! Everyone was just having a good time! So nice to party the night away and still be home by 9!!!! Loved it and will definitely be back next year if you invite us!!"

  • Bonnie Grassley

    "The Peaceful Easy Eagles Tribute & Summer Crush Winery are FANTASTIC! We were SO IMPRESSED by Summer Crush; the set up, games, tiki torches, fire pits, tables and intimate setting! We will definitely be back!"

  • Nancy Sorenson

    "We attended the Marty Haggard tribute to Merle Haggard and had a great time!! The weather was awful but you would never know!! The event was great and the venue beat my expectations!! Very well done!! We will be back!"