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San Sebastian Winery

157 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-826-1594
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Ranked #30 of 104 Activities in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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... more » 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. « less
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Mount Dora, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

San Sebastián winery founded in 1996, boast some of the finest Award winning wines. Guest can enjoy free wine tours and gift shop. During the tour of the winery, you can learn all the secrets of how wine is made and enjoy delicious sample during a complementary wine-tasting. The Cellar Upstairs offers a n open-air Jazz bar site, where guest... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Thank you Marshall for another lovely tour of the facility and terrific descriptions of the wine choices. Visiting the winery has become a tradition for us each time we visit St. Augustine.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Saw a brief video of history. Toured storage vats and learned distillate and aging process. Sampled about eight different wines. Found out we could buy in our home town of Port Charlotte Fl.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great winery to visit. Family owned , very knowledgeable and friendly staff. A guided walking tour of 18,000 square foot wine production facility. The cellar upstairs offers live music on the rooftop, wine jazz and Blues bar. Great place to relax to music and enjoy excellent Florida wines. Great Port and cream sherry as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There tour was fabulous tons of information is you haven't ever been to a winery before, the tasting was great, we tried I think like 9 samples which is great for a winery, the place was clean, they were friendly, unfortunately we couldn't buy any wine cause we had to fly home, and our state does not allow for shipping,... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hard time finding the place. Thank goodness they offered free water bottles. We missed the tour but joined up at the tasting. It didn't take long for us to know which wine we were getting. There was only one dry red to choose from at the time, so we didn't stay very long. This is a free attraction, so that's... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoy visiting the winery and picking up a case or two of wine when our favorite is on special. On a dreary Sunday we ventured upstairs to the 3rd floor. We were not disappointed! The Jazz bar upstairs had a variety of beers along with their own wines.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visit San Sebastian each time I visit St Augustine! I just love their wine. Its nice that they offer tastings and descriptions of each wine so that a customer isnt buying blindly. Ive always had great experiences here.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great wine tasting and informative. Also has a great store where you can buy wine and other items. Well worth the time.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Leaders some stuff then got to sample a bunch of great wine, what more can you ask for? Tour guide was very nice and informative, and they gave you a detailed list of wines you were trying. They were also labeled by bin for easy buying.

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