Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A taste of wine at San Sebastian Winery St. Augustine Florida

There is always something new to do in the Oldest City.  How about exploring a winery?  Head on over to San Sebastian Winery to learn a little bit more about how wine is made, and for some free wine tasting . You'll find San Sebastian Winery at 57 King Street St. Augustine, Florida.  San Sebastian Winery features muscadine grape wines.

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San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine Florida

You begin the tour with a 12 minute video where you learn about the history of wines and the muscadine grape.  Some people chose to by pass the video and skip ahead to the wine tasting.

The wine tasting is complimentary and available seven days a week.  Monday-Saturday 10am -5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.   It does not take very long to sample the wines and do the tour depending on how many people are in your group (about 40 minutes).  We had seven stops on our tour where we sampled a different wine and were told a little bit about each. 
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When you are finished with the wine tasting you will exit through a cute little gift shop.  I actually saw several cute things that would make fun gifts for friends. Wine glasses, wine toppers and of course the yummy wine.  

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Complete the trip by stopping by the Upstairs Cellar a wine , jazz and blues bar.  They offer an array of beers and wines for drinks.  Live music entertains on the weekends.   If its not to hot sit outside and enjoy the view. They also have a variety of light appetizers and sandwiches. The wedge salad and turkey cheddar sandwich are both pretty tasty.

If you are looking for an afternoon activity for about an hour or so then this is a good stop.  Don't expect anything hands on or interactive other than the yummy sampling. You don't actually see the ins and outs of a winery other than the video.  I did enjoy tasting and learning about the different wines.  Personally I didn't care for the port but I really liked the Rosa.   You can purchase bottles of your favorites in the gift shop.

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