One of the very best premium wineries in Florida, this winery is a pioneer in the development of table, sparkling, and ... More
San Sebastian Winery
One of the very best premium wineries in Florida, this winery is a pioneer in the development of table, sparkling, and dessert wines from hybrid and muscadine grapes and tours of the winery where you can watch the complete winemaking process are available, as well as wine tastings.
I don't see how this place is getting so many wonderful reviews. There were only a couple of "good" wines...the steward was mostly unpleasant..( 50 some year old man ) - I myself am 40 so this is not written by a younger college student., which the college happens to be right across the street. I ended up purchasing a port wine and the only other wine that was really worth buying was out stock. Yes, the tasting is free but we only tasted 4-5 wines.. less than HALF of what was on their list. Very disappointed,, if I had paid I think I would have asked for my money back.
We love St.Augstine, my wife go for the history I go for the Port which is best that I've found yet! I started off with buying just a few bottles now I'm into buying cases at a time. My son-in-law now my brother are now great lovers of the port. So this year I'll have to buy three cases one for each of us. We figure a bottle a month to make it last. Thank You!
This is the 3rd visit to the winery (me and my sister-both very early 40 somethings :)). The tour was average, the wine is the best. The tour guide was went way overboard with his flirty behavior. We figured that he gets a commission for wine sales, but it was really annoying! My sister lives in Jax, but I live in Mayland. We make it a point to visit every time we visit St. Augustine.
This was our second time at San Sebastian. They give you a nice cold towel when you walk in (this was a welcome gesture in August). You start a self-guided tour and tasting that allows you to learn as little or as much about the winery & it's products as you want. The tasting is free. The dry wines are good and reasonably priced. They have lots of other great things in the gift shop.
The wind was gusting and the drinks were flowing. What fun we had tasting wines and rooftop drinks with music. We're back home in NNY and remembering the sunshine and good times with the wines we bought. Definately will go again.
I visited the San Sebastion Winery last during my stay. This was not on purpose but I am glad I did. It is really the perfect way to end our trip. The wine is great and the staff is as well. Lovely place that I am already looking forward to again and I just left today.
From the time you enter the door and exit you are treated like royalty by ALL staff members. I found the tour and wine tasting really informative. I liked all the muscadine and port wines. Took 6 bottles home and shared with friends. You can also order on line and have delivered. For the quality you can't beat the price. I intend to make another trip in the near future. Keep up the wonderful work. Brenda from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
I loved visiting the Winery because you got a complete guided tour and you were able at the end of the tour to taste some amazing selections that they had. My favorite was the Sparkling Wine and the Venters Red Wine both are sweet and delicious. I highly recommend taking the tour and enjoying some good wine in the process.