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Schnebly Story

The Schnebly's

The Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery team is a constantly growing and hard working family.

The owners Peter and Denisse Schnebly have been living and working in South Florida for over 37 years. They are dedicated to improving South Florida and especially the Redland's (Miami's Country side) area. Peter and Denisse Schnebly set a goal for themselves of starting an agro-tourism business based from their farms in the Redlands of South Florida.

In the spring of 2003 the couple invited Peter’s friend Bill Wagner, the owner of Wagner Winery (Lodi, New York), for a visit. Wagner Winery was the second small farm winery founded in 1977 when New York State changed the laws permitting wineries with production of up to 250,000 gallons of wine.  During the visit, Wagner inspired Peter and Denisse to start a winery with wine made from exotic fruit. This provided the answer to their longing for agro-tourism. 

In the fall of 2003, the Schnebly’s began experimenting with the fruits, making wine out of their garage in the evenings. Friendship played a strong force once again when Doug Knapp, a friend for more than 2 decades and the former owner of Knapp Winery (Finger Lakes of New York) provided guidance in the process of making wine from tropical fruits.

Sustainable farming became a top priority as Schnebly wines are made from only the finest fruit. Each mango, lychee, guava, passion fruit and Carambola is personally picked for fermentation.

In 2011, the Schneblys dived into the beer business with the founding of Miami Brewing Company. They knew they needed to have broader appeal to their local market and this was their answer. What they didn’t know is that they had just founded the first commercial production brewery in Miami-Dade County. Since then, Miami Brewing Company has established itself as one of the leaders in the relatively young beer market of South Florida. Their flagship beers are: Big Rod Coconut Ale, Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale, Vice IPA & Gator Tail Brown Ale. The aforementioned brews call upon the dynamic flavors that are made available through the acres of tropical produce that still populate the winery and brewery premises.

The last piece of the puzzle was put in place in late 2014 with the addition of Schnebly's RedLander Restaurant. Using local ingredients, sourced from Florida only, Schnebly's is kick starting the culinary farm to table movement in the Redlands and South Dade.

The Schnebly name is now synonymous with all three brands. The vision of creating an agro-tourism destination has almost been fully realized. We strive on a daily basis to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with the natural resources available to us. Whether it be a seasonal wine or beer, or a new staple on the RedLander’s menu, a visit to Schnebly’s is never twice the same.


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