About Us

Who is Beyond the Grape/NOLA Tropical Winery?

We are a unique retail store and wine bar that offers non-traditional, unique award winning wines. 
Our original location in New Orleans is know as NOLA Tropical Winery. Our new location in Pensacola, FL is known as Beyond the Grape.

All of our tropical wines are 100% all-natural fruit wines made without grapes or wooden barrels to produce high quality, award-winning wines free of tannic acids. Fruit wines are an old Deep South tradition, and we are proud to bring back to the capital of food and fun, New Orleans. Our exclusive line of nearly 40 fine wines range from totally dry to sweet, and run the gamut from dry reds and whites to a host of semi-sweets, dessert wines, specialty wines, port, sherry, and the First Wine of the South, muscadine.

Our wines are fine works of the vintner's art created from hand-selected berries, citrus, and tropical fruits. Awarded multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals in international wine competitions, our wines are unequaled in taste, clarity, bouquet, and versatility.

Our selection of wines include:

  • Citrus Wines - Orange, Tangerine, Tangelo, Pink Grapefruit, Key Lime Peach
  • Berry Wines - Muscadine, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry
  • Tropical Fruit Wines - Watermelon, Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Kiwi, Banana, Guava
  • Blended Wines - Coco Polada-An Orange, Pineapple, & Coconut Wine, and Hurricane Class 5 Florida White Sangria

We also offer a line of specialty & dessert wines, including:

  • Hot Sun - a Southern tomato & hot pepper wine
  • Orange Blossom Honey Wine - mead's sophisticated sister
  • 40 Karat - a carrot wine in the chardonnay/sauvignon blanc style
  • Cocoa Beach - an orange wine fermented with chocolate
  • Midnight Sun - an orange wine aged with roasted coffee beans
  • Black & Blue Port - a blackberry & blueberry port fortified to 18% alcohol with neutral muscadine spirits
  • Raspberry Chocolate Port - a port made from raspberries, infused with chocolate, and fortified to 18% alcohol with neutral muscadine spirits

We have wines for all occasions, and our helpful & knowledgeable staff are happy to help you with your selections with individual taste profile analysis, food pairings, and suggestions for the many uses our versatile wines fulfill.

In our New Orleans flagship store, you can enjoy your favorite glass of wine at our stunning marble bar, take a glass to go (yes, you CAN walk around in the streets with our special shatterproof go-cups of wine!) or enjoy one of our unique Wine Smoothies! We blend our all-fruit wines with our specially formulated smoothie mixes, fresh fruit, and ice to create a novel taste sensation only to be found in The City That Care Forgot. It will change the way you look at and enjoy wines forever.

In addition to our fabulous wines, we also offer a full line of high-quality wine accessories, artwork by award-winning New Orleans artists who create works that reflect the deep culture and history of the city, as well as gift baskets, gift cards, and a selection of native treasures for any occasion.

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