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San Sebastian Winery

157 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-826-1594
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Ranked #30 of 106 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had a marvelous time. Got there around 8; 30 pm raining very hard. Met with a very very large crowd. Being my first time didn't know what was going on. Met a waitress named Britiny and all was well. She explained when it rains the crowd from the outdoor balcony come in. She asked that we be patient and she... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our second visit here today.But was not like the first time . Felt like I was herded along like cattle. Employees were rude to my son who is 25 years of age. And will never go back here. Last year was a totally different experience .Poor Management changes

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I was looking forward to going on this wine tour. When we arrived, we were told that although we had booked a private tour, we were being combined with another tour. So there were 10 of us, 25 of other people, for a total of 35 people in the tour. TOO MANY. We were squinched up at the shoulders trying... More

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

According to your website wine tastings end at 6pm; so we arrived at 5:30pm do to work schedules. And the man behind the counter gave nothing but attitude to my friends and I when I asked what time do the tastings end because the website says 6pm. I will never return to the San Sebastian Winery, and will tell all... More

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were already in the area and decided to drop by and visit this attraction. We wanted to take the tour of the winery but were rudely told that the tour had already started and that it was too late for us to join. The tour had literally started less than 2 minutes earlier and the guided group was walking... More

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tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I am a regular anytime I'm in St Augustine. If you like Muscadine, grapes you will love these wines. Even friends who don’t usually like wines love these. Yes, they are more sweet than dry but as stated before if you like the Muscadine grape either red or white you will love these. The winery has a wine tastings several... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is a must for those who love to drink wine. We had arrived at this place on the trolley (trolley stop). The wine tour is free. We had sampled several different types of red and white wines. Since I'm not much of a wine drinker I enjoyed this tour very much. The staff was very friendly and informative.

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I am not a big wine drinker but the rest of the group was, so I went along. Tour was informative. Wine tasting gave a nice sampling of reds and whites. A nice experience even for a mixed drink girl

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My girls and I went to Jacksonville for the Labor Day Wk-end and totally fell in love with this Winery, so much so we each bought 2 bottles...lol Yeah we're winos!!! It was such a quaint little spot, the staff was super friendly and the wine..... my goodness, delish! After leaving though someone told us there was a garden on... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The wine is superb! This is on the Trolley stop and is free. Highly recommend. Priced very low for high quality local product. A must see for your vacation.

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