We will be closed Thursday October 18th as we have been nominated for 3 categories in this year’s Best of the Best. We apologize for the inconvenience and invite you to follow our live feed on Facebook from the Gala as it unfolds. We are nominated for, Best Fine Dining, Best Winery and our Executive Chef Tony Deras is nominated for Best Chef.

New Year's Eve Celebration

Come celebrate the New Year with Katya Vineyards in our downtown Ocala Tasting Room. The evening will include incredible gourmet selections from Executive Chef Tony Deras along with wine, champagne and all the class you have grown to expect from Katya Vineyards! There is limited capacity so get your tickets now. The price is all inclusive.


Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing

All the major food groups combined! Join us at Katya Vineyards to sample gourmet cheeses & artesian chocolates all perfectly paired with wine. Six pairings in total, designed to tantalize your taste buds and intrigue your palate!

Date: October 20, 2018 / Time: 2pm – 4pm

Surf 'n Turf Wine Pairing

Take a fantastic voyage as Dr. Wine and Chef Tony Deras create a pairing that will titillate your taste buds for many nights to come. You won’t be swabbing the deck, unless you consider your plate…the deck. This special pairing will feature dishes with land and sea delicacies along with spectacular wines to go with each dish. This is a four course meal. More details will be forthcoming.

Date: October 25, 2018 / Time: 6pm – 8pm

Bubbles That Sparkle

The perfect reason for a Celebration! We will travel together from New York State through Italy to France, tasting some of finest Sparkling Wines, Proseccos & Champagnes. From sweet to dry, there will be bubbles to suit all tastes! Ticket price includes champagne, and sparkling wine tastings alongside cheese, charcuterie pairings.

Date: October 27, 2018 / Time: 2pm – 4pm

Book Your Christmas Party Now

Enjoy your Christmas Party in style with Katya Vineyards. Contact us today to Make Reservations!

Now offering Certified Japanese Kobe
and Domestic Kobe-style Wagyu!


Photo Credit – Kevin Bischof


“Favorite spot in all of Central Florida.”

“One of the best dinning experiences we have had in  long time!”

“Can’t believe this is on Ocala. Excellent!”

“Everything was amazing. The Food and Wine Pairing was awesome!”

“You made our anniversary perfect!”

“A superb adventure of a dinning experience!”

“Awesome staff, food and atmosphere. Thank you and God Bless!”

“So glad to have you as a part of Ocala.”

 “New favorite spot in Downtown Ocala!”

“Seriously enjoyed ourselves! We WILL be back!”

“Awesome wine, beer and amazing food. Tony & Kat are the best hosts!”


Dr. Wine’s Tasting and Recommendations For Fine Polish Wódka

Well….. Dr. Wine’s travels and tastings would come amiss if he did not recognize the original creation and national drink of Poland, wódka.  It was a long and interesting task, but, someone had to do it!  The tradition ~ ‘most’ wódkas are served in frozen ‘shot’...

Dr Wine: Wine Tasting In Poland

POLISH WINES RECOMMENDED BY DR. WINE White Wines Winnica Turnau Solaris, 2016 12.5%,  This is definitely another winner for winemaker Zbigniew Turnau. This particular wine is based on the solaris variety, adapted for...

Dr. Wine’s Continued Travels – Starka Restaurant and Vodka

Today we began a ‘trek’ south of the city center of Krakow on Stradomska Avenue, past Wawel Castle, approaching the Vistula River, in search of the ancient Jewish settlement of Kazimierz (now a suburb of Krakow). It was King Kazimierz the Great of the 14th century who...

The Vacationing Dr. Wine in Kraków Poland – Part 2

Toward the evening of our fifth day, having sampled much wine, we decided to experience fine dining in the ancient Stare Miasto walled and moated city. We discovered ‘Leonardos’, an enchanting multi-room restaurant located in the basement of a six hundred+ year old...

The Vacationing Dr. Wine in Kraków Poland – Part 1

It would be disrespectful to visit the stunningly beautiful city of Kraków and not visit the Wawel Castle at the end of the royal walk. Although everything in Kraków speaks of history and reflects the beauty of craftsmanship throughout the ages, the Castle simply...


Award Winning Chef, Tony Deras, plans Ocala's Finest.   Former Executive Chef of Tavern on the Square moves forward to pursue greater projects within the Ocala Area   OCALA, FL, December 26, 2017 – Chef Tony Deras, former Executive Chef of Tavern on the Square will...

Grand Opening Reflections

On Thursday, the 27th of July our family saw a dream come into reality. The seven year process, from putting the first vines in the ground to the ribbon cutting of our public space, we never wavered. There were times which proved difficult, but never impossible. It...

Mother’s Day 2017

For Mother’s Day I would like to share a moment between my mother and myself. On an evening this past week we sat outside to watch the day come to a close. In usual fashion we had a bottle of wine open, and a little cheese to tie us over till dinner. My father sits...

Beneath the Cork

Beneath the Cork - A strive to EXCELLENCE in all we do. In everything that we do, everything we accomplish, we always combine the ‘best of the best’ to assure that your wine tasting experience with us at Sokol Vineyards is above any other experience available.  As...

Behind the Barrel – French Oak

The Oak of France - Tonnelleries Doreau and Vernou We will not purchase barrels from a tonnelliere that is too close to major thoroughfares or located in seemingly congested French villages.  We will only purchase from tonnellieres that we have personally and...