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San Sebastian Winery
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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. Port and Cream Sherry dessert wines are produced by and sold under the San Sebastian brand. All together, San Sebastian labels have won over 1,600 awards for excellence in winemaking, with more coming in 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 and Georgia. “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. The Cellar Upstairs features 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, draft beer and light appetizers.
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We have wanted to visit the winery and take the tour the last four times we've been to St. Augustine and always run out of time. We were excited when we pulled up today and walked in. Our excitement turned to disappointment as we encountered the rudest staff ever! We turned around and walked out. They need to take a lesson from the Biltmore Estate. We're not huge wine drinkers but because of the welcoming staff, informative tour and wonderful atmosphere...we left there with over $600 of wine! SO DISAPPOINTED IN THIS PLACE.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had been here before but they changed the way they do the wine tasting since we had been. Before it was the traditional stand at a bar and try wines. Now it was more like a wine tasting and tour. It was kind of cool! We talked to different people who told us about the different wines and stories as well as suggestions on what to eat with each wine. They were all very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine and St Augustine. Most even new of other wineries in Florida and talked about them as well which was cool since we live in Florida. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will of course be back on our next trip to St Augustine.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I did the tour and it was fun but then they told us about the roof top cafe. We went up and sat looking at river We had cheese and meat platter and a few wines. It was a beautiful day. We really enjoy our time at cafe.

Thank bigdaddyFlorida
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

There is a "self-guided" tour and 5 tasting stations. The employees are very knowledgable about the different wines they produce. The gift shop has many wine related items to purchase. We ended up stocking up. Very reasonably priced wines
There is a roof top wine bar with live music.
Beautiful building and great customer service

Thank denise4946
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stopped to take the tour and tasting and ended up bring home a case of wine. We are not big wine drinkers but after tasting the wines we just had to bring some home. It was very educational and fun to do. Learned about wine and what we like or dont like about it.

Thank daytonadolphin9
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