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Grove Brings Global Wine Experiences to Lakewood Ranch

Enjoy premium wine tastings at The Tour Down Under and the Wines Around the World series, beginning in late September.

Presented by Grove August 30, 2021

Grove was built with wine lovers in mind. We specialize in a wide-ranging selection of house-made dishes that emphasize fresh, seasonal ingredients with a matching wine list that has been thoughtfully cultivated in favor of quality and accessibility. We enjoy introducing our guests to labels they may be unfamiliar with or hesitant to seek out on their own!

We invite you to join us as we take you on a tour around the world, featuring our favorite wineries and light bites to complement them.

The Tour Down Under: A Five Course Wine Dinner will be held September 25 in the Grove ballroom. Sommelier Austin Harlow and award-winning Chef Greg Campbell will guide our guests through this immersive five-course wine dinner. The Tour Down Under will feature the best wines from Australia, paired with locally sourced ingredients, to create a one-of-a-kind Aussie experience. Purchase your tickets early at grovelwr.com.

The Tour Down Under Menu


Jansz Brut, Tasmania
Crispy prawns with sweet Thai chili
Aussie sausage roll
Beet cured salmon with goat cheese and cucumber

First Course

Madfish Chardonnay, Australia, 2018
Tropical fruit salad with BBQ scallops

Second Course

Wirra Wirra Church Block Red Bland, Australia, 2017
Herb roasted lamb with blackberry compote and roasted fingerling potatoes

Third Course

Tournan Shiraz Shays Flat Vineyard, Australia, 2014
Espresso and cocoa rubbed kangaroo wrapped in prosciutto with creamy feta over wilted kale

Fourth Course

Vasse Felix Premiere Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia, 2017
Braised short rib with corn veloute and mushroom ragout

Fifth Course

Yalumba Antique Tawny Port, Australia
Dark chocolate mousse torte

Wines Around the World: A Tasting + Pairing Series is held in the Grove ballroom. New dates have just been released for this fall! Your $20 ticket includes four unique wine samples paired with light hors d’oeuvres.

This fall, we will head to Greece on Week One, October 7. Then we will have a special Halloween edition on October 28, where we will pair wine and house-made candies. On November 4, we will visit the land of India, followed by a special Thanksgiving edition on November 18.

Purchase your tickets early at grovelwr.com, as these popular tastings sell out quickly!


Health & Safety

Keeping your safety in mind, tables will be separated, and parties will have preassigned seats. Masks are optional to enter and navigate the ballroom.

Ticket and Seating Information

Tables are available for groups of 2, 4, 6, or 8 people, and tickets must be purchased together in order to properly arrange the tables. Ticket availability subject to change; more tables will be released based on demand. To purchase your tickets, visit grovelwr.com.

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