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San Sebastian Winery

Address: 157 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-826-1594
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Ranked #32 of 135 Activities in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: San Sebastian Winery, founded in 1996 is located at 157 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida in one...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: San Sebastian Winery, founded in 1996 is located at 157 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida in one of Henry Flagler’s old East Coast Railway buildings located just a few blocks from historic downtown. According to historians, this area is the birthplace of American wine, dating back to 1562. Today, San Sebastian ranks as one of Florida's premium wineries, and remains a pioneer in the development of table, sparkling and dessert wines from hybrid and muscadine grapes. 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. Port and Cream Sherry dessert wines are also produced by and sold under the San Sebastian brand. Together, these labels have won many awards for excellence in winemaking, over 300 so far with more to come each season. Every year more than 100,000 people are expected to visit the winery’s extensive tasting room and wine shop. San Sebastian Winery has an overall production of over 80,000 cases, (that’s over 960,000 bottles!). San Sebastian wines are sold at the winery and at major supermarkets and wine shops throughout Florida. “The Cellar Upstairs” Wine, Jazz & Blues Bar, open weekends, is located on the rooftop of the Winery building and is a best kept secret with locals. Open on weekends, featuring 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 while enjoying a glass of San Sebastian Wine and light appetizers.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Wine wasn't my taste -- and the sweet stuff was really sweet. But the guy leading the tasting was very entertaining. No pressure to buy.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

You'll taste the majority of San Sebastian wines. While there is no official tour that takes you into the areas where the wine is made, you will walk through a barrel room and you can view a video. TIP: If you don't have time for the tasting and would simply like to buy a bottle, go for #7 (white) or... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This property is well-designed, has a lovely gift shop, and friendly staff at the main entrance and the tasting stations. My fiance, brother, and I went there for a tour recently and had a decent time...I have not done a lot of winery tours, but this one was pretty casual (self-guided). There were not many exhibits, so it would have... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

While I am not a big wine drinker, I am interested in the processes of how it is made and the selections of grapes, etc. I was hoping that we would learn this through the tour, what this really was is a tasting. While my husband is not complaining about that, it was not what I was looking for. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

the gift shop was nice and eventhough we were late they did give us one sample. I would return to get the whole experience

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Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were really excited to try this place. There was a musician playing from 2-5 in the afternoon and we felt fortunate to get a table. We waited a while for the table to be cleared but figured it was ok because now we had a waitress so she would take care of us. Wrong assumption. Took forever to get... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a fun tour and wine tasting. The guide gave us all the history of the winery and of the building, which was interesting. Nice little gift shop and very good wines.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After a brief but informative history of the winery and how the wine is made we were given samples of almost all of the wines available. The tour guide had a great personality and was a lot of fun.

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loopylune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The people here are passionate about their product. There were 6 samples of various styles of wine including fortified. The video history is well worth watching and we were introduced to a new indigenous grape variety. We actually purchased from the gift shop a good quality jacket. Well worth a visit

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Winery provides many different wines to fit any palate. Tours and tastings are fun with no pressure but instead makes you want to take some home. THEN go to the 3rd floor for another treat as they have roof top cafe. The food was good, service was great and the atmosphere overlooking parts of St Augustine was great- not... More 

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