Americas Florida Keys


Nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys, a vibrant community of food and wine enthusiasts has been celebrating the finer things in life since the Florida Keys Wine & Food Society was established in January 2024. Founded by a group of passionate locals who shared a love for gastronomy, the Society has grown into a diverse and dynamic organization, bringing together members from all walks of life to explore and appreciate the culinary riches of the Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys Wine & Food Society's dedicated board members

President Ron Guntert

Cellar Master Gavin Mead

Secretary & Event Coordinator Denise Guntert

Treasurer Daniel Samess,

Publications & Events Karolina Oseckyte

Liz Samess  Board Member & Events

Beyond the exquisite food and wine, what truly sets the Florida Keys Wine & Food Society apart is the warm, welcoming spirit of its members. With a diverse membership spanning multiple states and countries, and ranging in age from 30s to 70s, the Society is a melting pot of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives united by a shared passion for the art of dining.

Throughout the year, the Society hosts an array of events that cater to every palate and interest. From intimate wine tastings and wine pairing dinners to gourmet picnics and culinary workshops, members have the opportunity to explore the diverse flavors and techniques of the culinary world.

For those unable to commit to a full membership, the Society warmly welcomes visitors to join them for an event and experience the magic firsthand. Snowbirds and part-time residents are also invited to become members, ensuring that they never miss out on the gastronomic wonders the Keys have to offer.

As the Florida Keys Wine & Food Society continues to thrive, it remains a shining example of how a shared love for the finer things in life can bring people together, fostering friendships and creating memories. The Second Meeting at Hideaway was a testament to the enduring spirit of this remarkable community – a celebration of wine, food, and the unbreakable bonds forged around the table.

For those seeking to elevate their culinary journey and immerse themselves in the vibrant food and wine scene of the Florida Keys, the Society extends an open invitation. Join them for an upcoming event, savor the flavors of the islands, and discover the magic that happens when passion, camaraderie, and the art of dining converge under the glow of a mesmerizing Florida Keys sunset.   Please feel free to contact if you are looking for any recommendations for restaurants, hotels, things to do while visiting the Florida Keys or if you are interested in becoming a member please email us at