During my senior year of college in 2011, I visited one of Florida Orange Groves' specialty retail locations. I completely fell in love with their unique wine. After graduation and struggling to find a job, I got an idea--to open my own tropical fruit wine store! My mom and I had always talked about owning our own business, so I told her about my idea. She is not a traditional wine drinker, so she wasn't eager about the business. I explained to her that these wines are not traditional grape wines so she agreed to visit the main winery in St. Petersburg, Florida to meet the owner and marketing director. After trying the wine for the first time, she was amazed! When we got home from touring Florida Orange Groves Winery, I told my boyfriend that I was starting my own business. My boyfriend, mom, and I have worked hard for nearly three years to get our store open, but we are so happy and excited to share these amazing tropical fruit, berry, and citrus wines with Arkansas!