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Wine for Wisdom – Savor the Flavor of Polk County!

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Wine for Wisdom – Savor the Flavor of Polk County!

On September 17, 2020, the Polk State College Foundation celebrated the eleventh year of the much-anticipated event’s signature event – Wine for Wisdom – Savor the Flavor of Polk County!

2020 brings a unique twist on Wine for Wisdom, as it celebrates the tastes of Polk County. Guests will embark on an epicurean journey of their choosing at participating restaurants which are creating menus for the benefit of Polk State students. Wine for Wisdom helps Polk State students transform their lives through the power of a higher education through Foundation scholarships and programs.

Citizens Bank & Trust is the presenting sponsor for this incredible dining experience. For more information regarding sponsorships, please contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 or email Kristie Peneguy at

Thank you to the following restaurants who have partnered with Polk State College Foundation to create beverage pairing meals as part of Wine for Wisdom. More information and links to these events will be updated as they become available. Please visit this page regularly for updates.


Partnering Restaurants

Arabellas Italian Ristorante (Click here for menu, offered every Tuesday – Sept. 22 – Nov. 17. Advanced reservations required.)
Balmoral Bar & Grill (Click here for reservations to November 13 wine tasting dinner – flyer)
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Lakeland (Click here for information on their October 13 CARRY OUT event)
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Winter Haven (Click here for info on November 10, 2020 event)
Chef T’s Garden Grill (Click here for info on October 21 and October 22 events)
Legoland Florida Resort Shipwreck Restaurant – (Click here for special offer on Mondays and Thursdays, 5pm to 9pm. For reservations, click here).
Mojo Federal Swine & SpiritsWhiskey Dinner Pairing
Nineteen61Click here for special menu, offered November 4 – 17. For reservations call 863.688.1961
NutwoodClick here for menu. Starting October 9 on Thursdays and Fridays. Call for reservations and mention the Wine for Wisdom pairing at 863.229.7770.
Publix Aprons Cooking School & Catering (Click here for information on special pairing menus and classes)
Red Door LakelandRed Door Wednesdays
Scarpa’s Italian (Click here for special menu, offered on Sundays and Mondays between September 17 and November 17)