Mission The festival's mission is to connect St. Augustine to our city's Spanish history through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine and culture. The festival serves to raise money for local charities, provide memorable experiences for visitors, foster international economic development, and enrich the quality of life in our community.
Encompassing many cultures and ethnicities, St. Augustine's primary history involves Spanish exploration and colonization. Pedro Menendez and the first 800 European settlers landed on our shore nearly 454 years ago. Among his most treasured stores was Spanish wine.
For 4,000 years Spain has cultivated wine grapes that Romans fell in love and exported it throughout the Roman Empire. The most popular wine in Europe and the fastest-growing segment of the American wine market is Spanish Wine.
An opportunity to promote our city regionally, nationally and internationally, to help local charities and connect with our founders through products that are as relevant today as they were when the early Spanish explorers came to America, the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival provides guests with Spanish culture, music, food and wine and all of its events are designed to promote St. Augustine as the Spanish Wine Capitol of America and to facilitate historical-destination tourism.