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.
The Spanish Wine Festival is an opportunity to promote our city regionally, nationally and internationally. It also helps 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 promotes the rich Spanish history that engulfs St. Augustine, the culture, music, food and wine.