Over the past three decades, the multi-day wine bash has raised $8.6 million for 87 charities.
The 29th annual Florida Winefest Auction and a brewery drum circle are just some of this week's fun food happenings.
Plus, a review of Soma Creekside and a preview of this year's Florida Winefest.
The Florida Winefest has morphed into Florida's only wine and balloon festival, with hot air balloons waiting to rise above the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.
What I'm Drinking: Sipping and savoring at Florida Winefest 2013; plus a Good Deal at Bradenton's Sage Biscuit Cafe.