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San Sebastian Winery

157 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-826-1594
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Ranked #30 of 105 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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Massapequa, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved the rood top deck. There are two sides, one had a band more of a party setting. The other side was quiet more for dining and talking.

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been there twice and we will do it again. The tour is very informative and the wine tasting at the end you find out what wine goes with what. The store has all the wines they make along with different cheese, crackers and sausages. In the evening on weekends they have a band concert in the evening. You... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I live in St. Augustine and have toured and tasted the wine several times. Each time I have fully enjoyed the wine. The staff are very professional and are always willing to answer any questions that you may have. San Sebastian Winery is a true asset to our community. Last time I was there I purchased two cases!!

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was one of my favorite visits in St. Augustine. I'd never been to a wine tasting before, and I enjoyed it so much I went back again. How's that for an endorsement? :) I was glad I did, because they change the wine samples from day to day. Best of all, it's free! The tour guides seem to enjoy... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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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