Katya Vineyards Is Expanding

It has been a wonderful year and we look forward to sharing many more with our community. When we first opened our location in downtown Ocala the response was overwhelming, fantastic. On several occasions all seats were taken in our dining areas; we were unable to...
Captain Caliente’s Premium Hot Sauce

Captain Caliente’s Premium Hot Sauce

Katya Vineyards is proud to announce our partnership with Captain Caliente and his delicious hot sauce brand. We will be featuring The Captain’s gourmet hot sauces in some of our dishes regularly. When it comes to fine dining, gourmet food and wine pairings both...

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 growing in a cool climate. Its color is delicate,...
Dr. Wine’s Continued Travels – Starka Restaurant and Vodka

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

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

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...

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2018

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...

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...