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St Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

Oct 20, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017

St. Augustine Shipyard, St. Augustine, FL

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Event Summary

It's Not About Wine. It's About People.

The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival is a celebration of life.

While it’s true that Spanish wine is considered among the best wine values in the world, the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival encompasses much more than tasting wine.

Have you ever gone to a place and had the feeling that you have been there before? Have you ever walked into an event full of people and felt comfortable and welcomed? Have you ever tasted a food or wine for the first time and had your palate signal total approval? Have you ever closed your eyes and allowed a Latin rhythm to carry you away to a distant shore?

Now in its sixth year, this festival has a uniquely Spanish energy of total acceptance. Spanish culture is warm, welcoming and romantic. Our Spanish wine experts, chefs and musicians are passionate about sharing Spanish culture with festival guests. Come and learn about Spain from native Spaniards. Come and immerse yourself in a community event that welcomes guests from around the world. People travel from all over the world to attend. Patrons come from as far away as Washington State and California, from South America and many countries in Europe. Visiting America’s First City is always attractive, but meeting people from around the world makes the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival unlike any other local event. Interested people are interesting people, and when you create a gathering of interesting people, there’s a spark of magic. Come prepared to make a new friend for life.

This year we’re moving to The St. Augustine Shipyard. The waterfront venue, the music and entertainment, the food, the excellent Spanish wine, and most important the people, combine to make the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival a once-a-year, one-of-a-kind series of events.

Every ticket dollar goes to local charities. The festival is produced by volunteers with corporate sponsorship from Wells Fargo and St. Augustine Shipyard. The festival has no employees, takes no shortcuts, and pays no commissions. Every penny is accounted for, and each year the net contribution to St. Johns County charities has grown. Since the festival was established in 2012, it has donated more than $325,000 to local charities.

This is your personal invitation. Please join us for a weekend in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Meet interesting people from around the world. Make a contribution that will help people who are making a difference in our local community. Come join the fiesta!


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St. Augustine Shipyard

117 Dockside Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Event Details

2017 Schedule of Events 

Cava Reception and Dinner

Friday, October 20, 2017
6-10 p.m.
St. Augustine Shipyard

The festival kicks off on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. with the Cava Reception and Dinner. Each course of this four-course dinner is paired with a Spanish wine. The evening concludes with a fireworks display over the San Sebastian River.



Cochinillo Asado

Saturday, October 21, 2017
5-9 p.m.
St. Augustine Shipyard
On Sept. 9, the Cochinillo Asado, Spanish pig roast, begins at 5 p.m. At this picnic, suckling pigs pit roasted in the Spanish tradition are served with fine Spanish wine and beer. Also, K-9s United will present a demonstration, and guests will have the opportunity to meet local law enforcement officers and their K-9s.



Team Batalla de Vino

Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:30-6:45 p.m. 
St. Augustine Shipyard
On Sept. 9, the Batalla de Vino, wine fight, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Shipyard with a team competition where each team’s goal is to protect the king or queen. Each team of five (men and/or women 21+ years old) will try to get other teams' kings and queens as red with wine as possible while protecting its royalty. The team with the whitest-clothed king or queen at the end of the competition wins. 


Grand Batalla de Vino

Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:45-7 p.m.
St. Augustine Shipyard
For this event on Sept. 9, participants dressed in white decorate friends and strangers with red wine. If you can't field a team for the Team Batalla, then just come and have fun squirting wine. The Grand Batalla begins at 6:45 p.m. following the Team Batalla.




Grand Tasting

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2-5 p.m.
St. Augustine Shipyard
The festival concludes on Sept. 10 with the Grand Tasting from 2-5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Shipyard. More than 100 Spanish wines are available to sample accompanied by Spanish-inspired hors d'oeuvres.


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