Since first being established in 1565, St. Augustine has been considered a city of beauty, mystery, and the location of one of the best wineries in all of the United States, San Sebastian Winery. Ok, we may be exaggerating just a little. San Sebastian is the home of award winning wines, but it has only been open since 1996. They are still, however, the second largest winery in Florida, and due to their location in historic downtown St. Augustine, they somehow manage to convey a feeling of history and permanence in each sip of their out of this world wines! Do we wish there were other wineries in St. Augustine? Of course not! Why wish for something more when you already have the best? That would be greedy!
What do they offer?
It would be easier to answer what they don’t offer, as San Sebastian is a full service winery. Their wines are cultivated from a mix of grapes native to Florida (red noble, welder Muscadines) and hybrid grapes (Suwannee and blanc du bois). Their wines are all crisp, refreshing, and perfect for sharing with the one you love. We are partial to their St. Augustine Lighthouse, a bottle shaped like our iconic St. Augustine Lighthouse and filled with Vintner’s Red; you can order this treasure online for a very reasonable price!
San Sebastian Winery offers wine tours and tastings every day, as well as gourmet foods and food baskets which they sell out of their gourmet gift shop, where you can buy pretty much anything that is related to the grape, and the best part is, if you forget something or just don’t want to carry it back with you on your travels, you can order most everything they sell online as well!
If drinking wine, munching on appetizers, and listening to live Jazz music is your thing San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine has a treat for you! The Cellar Upstairs is a wine and jazz bar that plays live music all weekend long. Listen to your favorite jazz tunes on the deck outside as you sip some of the smoothest wines you’ve ever tasted. And for those of you who prefer cold brew to a glass of the grape, draft and bottled beers are served here as well! You will find “The Cellar Upstairs” on the third floor of this heavenly winery, but you may not find the urge to leave once you are there. San Sebastian is about as close to heaven as you can get in our nation’s oldest city!
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And in our humble opinions, the San Sebastian winery is THE best place we know! After over 25 years in business there isn’t much about St. Augustine we don’t know and we are eager to share that knowledge with you when you choose to vacation in one of our amazing beach front condos! Contact us today for more information. We’re pretty sure you’re going to like what you see! Cheers!