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San Sebastian Winery

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Address: 157 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4379
Phone Number: 904-826-1594
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San Sebastian Winery, founded in 1996 is located at 157 King Street, St....

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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Wine Tasting and Lunch

Well worth the time of the wine tasting tour and lunch in an outside setting. Several options of wine to taste. The presentation was great and learned things we did not know... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the time of the wine tasting tour and lunch in an outside setting. Several options of wine to taste. The presentation was great and learned things we did not know about wines from FL. Highly recommend tour and lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free parking with a free tour and free tastings. A tour started within minutes of our arrival. We watched a short video then tasted about eight wines from white to red, dry to sweet dessert wines. The guide shared good basic information, how to hold a glass, what to look for, the importance of a good swirl, then smell, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was nice, had a video to watch on some history of the winery. Tour wasn't to long then on to the tasting. Our guy was very informative about each of the wines that we tasted. The shopping area was very nice, lots of things to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting San Sebastian is not just a wine tasting, it is an experience! They offer a very informative tour and a very generous wine tasting. The guides are always so knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine is good and priced very reasonably. This is the wine-tasting experience I wish I could have at all wineries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the website it said the winery closes at 6 so we got there at 5 hoping to do one of the last tours but it had already started and was full. Website should give times of tours and tell you to make a reservation, so sadly we did not get to go on the tour. Call for tour times.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in St. Augustine I recommend stopping by for a quick tour and a free wine tasting, it's definitely worth it and was a great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience ! My fiancé and mines first time doing a wine tasting together . We loved the wine . They had some great deals ! Thinking about going back soon . Wish we could have toured on the floor where the wine is made . Our tour guide was great finishing up training cant remember his name... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour consisted of walking through their barrel room and a short video. But the tasting was good. Muscadine flavors in most wines. We enjoyed the Vintners Red, the Chardonnay, and the port.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While there is a video to watch with the history and process, the people at the tasting stations don't really tell you much about the wines (such as what foods they pair well with). There are 8 wines to taste, and we went through in about 5 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time here, took the family this time and it's ok but when it's free you can't complain much. Love the castillo red!

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