San Sebastian Winery

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  • Address: 157 King St, St Augustine, Florida 32084, United States
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9048261594
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Food And Drinks, Winery

Wine tasting is an art, and not simply sipping, swishing and swallowing. A connoisseur of wine can distinguish the taste from one fine wine to the other. Stored and aged properly, makes all the difference to a tasty wine. The San Sebastian Winery has won over 550 awards so far with more to come each season. Vintage-dated varietals from hybrids such as Stover and Blanc Du Bois are produced and marketed along with blended and sparkling wines from native Muscadine grapes at this winery.

San Sebastian Winery, created in 1996 is situated at 157 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida in one of Henry Flagler’s old East Coast Railway. According to historians, this area is the birthplace of American wine, dating back to 1562. San Sebastian is considered as one of Florida's premium wineries, and remains a forerunner in the development of table, sparkling and dessert wines from hybrid and muscadine grapes. Port and Cream Sherry dessert wines are also produced by and sold under the San Sebastian brand. San Sebastian wines are sold at the winery and at major supermarkets and wine shops throughout Florida. With over 18,000 square feet under roof, they have 40,000 gallons of wine storage capacity and their automated bottling line allows them to bottle 1250 cases of wine per day.

Wine tasting involves several steps. The wine should be poured into a clear glass and a few minutes should be taken to see the colour of the wine. White wines are actually yellow, green or brown in colour, and Red wines are a pale red or dark brown. Once you taste the wine, you can feel the bold and rich flavours around your tongue. When you first open a bottle of sparkling wine, the carbon dioxide aroma instantaneously fills the air.

A feast for all of your senses, sparkling wine can instantly put you at ease. Drinking this wine is a feast for your taste buds, bringing several different flavours to rest on your tongue at the same time. All this is taught upon your arrival at San Sebastian Winery. You will be greeted by their friendly staff who will take you on an interesting journey through the complete wine making process. After a short audio-visual presentation in theatre upstairs, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the 18,000 square foot wine production facility.

Discover the art of winemaking in the rustic but authentic Barrel Room, learn the details of the 5,000 gallon stainless steel tanks where the wine is fermented and stored prior to bottling. You will then be taken through all the exciting steps of wine tasting, while enjoying San Sebastian Premium Wines. The wines made here are mostly muscadine grapes. Recent scientific analysis has revealed that muscadine grapes contain the highest levels of antioxidants and ellagic acid of any other fruit tested. Fresh muscadine grapes and many muscadine grape products provide many health benefits as well.

Wine and Jazz Bar is open weekends, located on the third floor rooftop patio, serving light appetizers, San Sebastian wine and imported beers. The bar features incredible live music from a wide range of talented local and regional Bands. Relax to the music and enjoy the tremendous views overlooking the St. Augustine skyline. San Sebastian Winery offers a full-service Basket Department, where their staff custom-make a wide variety of special order baskets as well as a large selection of pre-made baskets. All baskets offer a wide assortment of San Sebastian Wines, with choices of gourmet cheeses, chocolates, wine accessories, specialty books, linens and tasty spreads and dipping sauces.

  • They have an online shopping site, so surprise friends or family by buying online and have them shipped to their door step in a wonderful gift basket.
  • It's fun and educational for the whole family. Children are welcome, however tasting wine is offered to adults of 21 years and over with a valid I.D.
  • Complimentary Tours and Wine Tasting run about every 20-25 minutes, lasting approximately 45 minutes in length and offered seven days a week, (except for major holidays).
  • No reservations are required except for groups of 20 and above.
  • Last tours are offered at approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • Avoid entering if there are 20 people ahead of you. It can get crowded.
  • The staff is very friendly and informative.
  • Although the wine bottles are well lit, the pictures you take inside may not come out well because of less light.

  • Complimentary entry.

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  • San Sebastian Winery Address: 157 King St, St Augustine, Florida 32084, United States
  • San Sebastian Winery Contact Number: +1-9048261594
  • San Sebastian Winery Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • San Sebastian Winery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit San Sebastian Winery(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Sebastian Winery: 00:30 Mins
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  • 88.66% of people who visit St Augustine include San Sebastian Winery in their plan

  • 45.64% of people start their San Sebastian Winery visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see San Sebastian Winery

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

80.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Sebastian Winery

People normally club together St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum and Castillo De San Marcos while planning their visit to San Sebastian Winery.

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  • The tour was fun. Lots of tastes. Not as plentiful a pour as some wineries and distilleries but still quite good. The porters were quite amiable and fun. Rooftop restaurant bar/dining was GREAT! Kelly, our server, was stellar. She was pleasant, fun, accommodating and helpful. Live music was excellent. Lovely sunny 77 degree afternoon 😊💛

  • So first of all, this is definitely a delicious place for wine and food! There’s a restaurant upstairs on the third floor that serves great food, scenery, and varieties of wines from downstairs! What also blew my mind is how they support the endangered monarch butterfly with native milkweed in front of the building! It’s nice to see businesses supporting endangered wildlife! Great job guys!

  • If I could give a higher rating I definitely would. The staff was very friendly when my husband and I visited back in October 2018. We brought a spice rack during our visit; when we flew back home one of the spice jars had broken. I called the winery to find it where I could purchase a replacement. They very graciously took care of replacing the spice jar for us free of charge!

  • Relaxing ambiance, with comfortable leather seating. Fine selection of wine 🍷. And pairing platters. Plenty of space. Bands playing regularly. Enjoyed the easy listing of saint johns woods band. Just a cover band but certainly a rymthmic attitude. On a more realistic human deceptiveness note the brunette and the redhead girl that curly hair, that attest actually join me at the fire seated area just seemed to be trying to gather information from me, but not as friends friends. So I reduced a star.

  • Relaxing ambiance, with comfortable leather seating. Fine selection of wine 🍷. And pairing platters. Plenty of space. Bands playing regularly. Enjoyed the easy listing of saint johns woods band. Just a cover band but certainly a rymthmic attitude. On a more realistic human deceptiveness note the brunette and the redhead girl that curly hair, that attest actually join me at the fire seated area just seemed to be trying to gather information from me, but not as friends friends. So I reduced a star.

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  • Where in Venice Florida can I buy San Sebastian port wine

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    • Although San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine is the best place to buy San Sebastian port wine, in Venice, Florida, there's a place called Venice Wine & Coffee Co. I think you can get the same there as well. 

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  • I need a total of 22 bottles of various wines and port. What is the cast discount - and how many are in a case? Thank you

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    • Hi, Stacie. As you are purchasing different wines, it is hard to calculate exact discounts. It is recommended to call on  1 904-826-1594 directly and discuss these things.

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  • How can I order-on-line a basket to be shipped to Ohio for Christmas with only 4 bottles of wine, Rosa & Blanc De Fleur?

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    • Hello!

      You can call the San Sebastian Winery on  1 904-826-1594 and they would be best able to help you with delivery and shipping. 

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