St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival: February 23-25, 2023
From February 23-25, 2023 it’s all about Spanish wine, cuisine and culture in the Nation’s Oldest City.
If you’re going to celebrate Spanish culture, there’s no better place to do it than in St. Augustine. With a history that dates back to its founding by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565 and the arrival of its first Spanish settlers, the ancient city today continues to attract foodies, history buffs and cultural enthusiasts of all things Spanish. The St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy them all with wine, tapas and spirits.
The festival is a series of special events taking place over a weekend where visitors and the St. Augustine community share memorable experiences over food and wine, while raising money for local charities—more than $380,000 donated to date. This year’s beneficiary is the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program at Flagler College, named for the father of Florida tourism, Henry Morrison Flagler.
Schedule of Events
Tapas, Wine & Spirits
February 23 | Lightner Museum-Radzinski Family Garden, 75 King Street
Tapas, Wine, and Spirits sponsored by the Radzinski Family will be a true local St. Augustine culinary experience. Throughout the evening guests will delight their palates with local Spanish inspired fare by local chefs while sampling a variety of authentic Spanish wine and spirits at the Lightner Museum Radzinski Family Garden in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. Featured restaurants will include Collage, BlackFly, Michael’s, The Raintree, Costa Brava at the Casa Monica Resort & Spa and Barley Republic. Wine, beer and spirits will be provided by Campo Viejo, Ancient City Brewing, Manifest Distillery & St. Augustine Distillery.
Cava Reception & Dinner
February 24 | Flagler College - Solarium & Flagler Room, 74 King Street
Join us for an elegant evening sponsored by Treasury on the Plaza featuring a five course Spanish menu carefully-curated by one of our local chefs and paired with authentic Spanish wines from Zamora. The VIP evening will start with a Cava Reception in the historic Ponce de Leon Hall Flagler Room then progress to the Solarium for three plated courses and a private musical performance. The evening will conclude with a dessert social on the Solarium Terrace featuring breathtaking city and ocean views.
February 25 | Flagler College - Markland House, 102 King Street
The Grand Tasting sponsored by Michael’s is the longest standing festival tradition. Knowledgeable professionals will offer an immersive wine tasting experience of over 100 authentic Spanish wines originating from the regions of Rioja, Penedès, Catalonia and more. Including grape varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha, Albariño and others accompanied by beautifully prepared charcuterie boards. As guests taste the samples of authentic Spanish wine they will experience a music performance by the Flagler College Chamber Choir, interactions with reenactors and live artists. Broudy’s Liquor will be onsite to assist guests in purchasing their favorite festival wines to enjoy later.
Be sure to include a historic tour of Flagler College, formerly the Hotel Ponce de Leon, as you make plans to visit the St. Augustine area.