Where it’s all good all the time!
Sample Award-Winning Tropical Flavors Imagine nine pounds of fresh-squeezed fruit in one bottle of wine. Paradise Tropical Wine features premium tropical, berry and citrus wines made from 100% fresh squeezed juice; these gold medal wines are unequaled in flavor.
Come in off the beach and take a sip.
About Paradise Tropical Wines
Eric and Debra Malasky were looking for wine to serve at their Cape Coral deli when a friend invited them to try blueberry wine from Florida Orange Groves Winery.
Eric said “Really? You’re going to waste my time with fruit wine?” He sampled and said “Wait a minute – everyone’s going to buy this!”
They started stocking the wines in their deli, but didn’t put much effort behind it. “At first we just put it on the shelves to see what it would do.” Then came Mango Mania on Pine Island – a community event that celebrates mangos and tropical fruits. It was the perfect opportunity to have a booth and gauge public response to their wines.
Eric’s initial impression was correct; sales exceeded their expectations. A winery rep suggested “Why don’t you open a store on Fort Myers Beach and start selling our wine?”
In December, 2011 they started looking at properties. They were drawn to a former clothing store. They liked its proximity to the beach, ample parking and friendly business community. Soon they were ripping out racks and remodeling. The barn wood walls were painted in shades of prime fruit wines – mango and key lime; tikis were purchased from local artists.
Paradise Tropical Wine opened July, 2012.
Today Eric says “This is the coolest business I’ve ever been in.” He enjoys giving free samples and talking to people all day long. He says “Because it’s a beach, everyone is in a good mood.”
He’s especially proud to support Florida’s farmers and American products by promoting a third generation winery that wears “100% Pure Florida,” “Florida Grape Growers” and “Fresh from Florida” designations.