Wine Tasting | Tarpon Lodge

Wines for Earth Day

Posted on April 12, 2019
By Gina Birch, GrandeurMagazine.com
Dining, Tarpon Lodge, Wine Tasting

Spring has sprung and as nature awakens and unfolds in all its glory, it makes perfect sense that Earth Day is recognized in April. There is a lot of talk about climate change, water quality and protecting our environment these days. Farming is a hot topic as well.

Ask almost any grape farmer, aka winemaker, and they will tell you the foundation for an exemplary bottle of wine is in the vineyard. That being said, not all winemakers take as much care as others when tending to their vines, using pesticides and even adding chemicals to the juice.

Shoreh

Guest columnist, food and beverage manager of Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island.

All the wines selected for this month’s Grand Case are produced in ways that are respectful to the earth, the planet, the grapes and vineyard employees. This means winemakers and owners employ some kind of farming and/or production method such as organic, sustainable, biodynamic, SIP, etc.

Environment is important to Shohreh Durkin, food and beverage manager of Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island. She has a reputation for hosting entertaining wine dinners and tastings at the historic waterfront lodge and joins me in putting together this diverse case of wine.

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Head to Pine Island’s Tarpon Lodge for a wine dinner with a view

Posted on December 12, 2018
By Karen Feldman, Fort Myers Florida Weekly
Dining, Restaurant Reviews, Wine Tasting

Tarpon Lodge is known for its old Florida charm, the lodge dating back to 1926, and its choice waterfront location.

But it now offers a monthly wine dinner as well that features a multicourse meal prepared by the able kitchen team of Albert Keijl, Cindy Arcurio and Christopher Fox. Wines are paired with each course and a winemaker or winery owner is on hand to speak about the wine.

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Global Wine Dinners

Posted on February 23, 2018
By Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant
Newsletter, Wine Tasting

On Jan. 19th, Massaya Vineyard owner Sami Ghosn introduced a selection of unique, award-winning wines and our chef prepared exquisite culinary samplings of Mediterranean design, pairing each course with Estate bottled Massaya wines from Lebanon.

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Vacation for an Evening

Posted on January 12, 2018
By Dorothea Hunter Sönne, Gulfshore Life
Dining, Wine Tasting

The Lodge sits at the edge of Pine Island Sound, and the restaurant’s screened porch overlooks the gentle lapping waves.

A retreat to Tarpon Lodge Restaurant is a dose of the unexpected, especially during a Global Wine Dinner

A trip to Pine Island itself, just 20 minutes from parts of Cape Coral but a world away, is an escape.

From passing through the funky, brightly hued fishing village Matlacha to driving by mango grove after mango grove, there’s a frozen-in-time quality that’s hard to get anywhere these days. For food lovers, the experience is worth the trek even more, for a trip to old-time fishing retreat Tarpon Lodge, whose restaurant has cultivated a reputation for so much more than coconut shrimp.

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Tarpon Tales Newsletter Summer 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017
By The Wells Family
Cabbage Key, Dining, Events, Fishing, Newsletter, Weddings, Wine Tasting

Tarpon Tales is a Newsletter from your friends at Cabbage Key & Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida.

Warm Gulf breezes, spectacular sunsets and starlit nights are making our summer bright and happy here at Tarpon Lodge and Cabbage Key. If you haven’t spent time with us over the summer months, we invite you to experience the nuances of a different season in our special corner of the world.

We are also thinking ahead to fall happenings and events, and our staff has much in store for your next visit. In the meantime, please send us your favorite photos and stories from the time you have spent with us – we may include them in our newsletter or post on our blog or social media pages.
Thank you for being part of our Tarpon Lodge & Cabbage Key family!

All the best,
The Wells Family

What’s Biting?

Catch a local fishing report from Captain Erik Flett, Native Attitude Charters

Tarpon season has been great these past few months, but the big numbers are starting to dwindle. Right now, snook abound in and around the passes on live bait. And you can always find trout up on the grass flats, catchable with live or artificial bait. And some more good news…there have been quite a few snappers around.

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