St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival
September 8-11, 2016

Celebrating Spanish Wine to Benefit Local Charities

With more fun, more wine, better food and a totally new event, the 5th Annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival is set for 2016!

After record attendance last year, this year’s event is refined, with a renewed focus on intimate, authentic and quality. This year’s events feature limited admission opportunities. Since every festival event has sold out in each of the first four years, organizers have gone above and beyond to put the emphasis this year on even higher quality wines, food, speakers and entertainment.

Without you, the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival would not be possible. If you would like to help, you can make a donation directly here:

The 2016 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival events include:


“Your receipt is your ticket…your name will be on a Master List at each event for which you have paid.”

Thursday, Sept. 8 – Kick-Off Luncheon, 12-1:30pm @ FCTC

Friday, Sept. 9 – Vino Veritas, 7-9:30pm @ The Treasury

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Cochinillo Asado (Suckling Pig Roast), 1-4pm @ Mission

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Team Batalla de Vino, 4:00-4:15pm @ Mission

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Grand Batalla de Vino, 4:15-4:30pm @ Mission

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Grand Tasting, 2-5pm @ The Treasury on the Plaza

Sept. 8-11 – VIP Individual Sponsorship @ Access to Every Event


VIP Individual Sponsorship

When: September 8-11, 2016

Venue: Access to each event

Cost: $500

This sponsorship includes a single VIP admission to all 2016 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival events. Tickets are in advance online only. This VIP sponsorship provides early admission and restricted access to the VIP areas at Vino Veritas and the Grand Tasting, a special VIP sponsorship gift package (valued at over $100), and the opportunity to mingle with other Festival Sponsors and Benefactors while helping raise money for local charities.


Fresh Starts Kick-Off Luncheon - Sept. 8, 2016

When: Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Venue: First Coast Technical College

Cost: $25

Recommended Dress: Business Casual

This luncheon is a salute to transitioning homeless who are embarking on new culinary arts careers. The meticulously prepared lunch features four courses. Throughout the lunch, guests have the opportunity to meet and talk to chefs, students and community members.


Vino Veritas - Sept. 9, 2016

When: Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 7pm – 9:30pm

Venue: The Treasury on the Plaza (Downtown St. Augustine)

Cost: $150

Recommended Dress: St. Augustine Chic

This year’s “Truth in Wine” extravaganza features Spanish wines paired with seafood, caviar, steaks and butler-passed Spanish hors d’oeuvres with live Spanish music and dance. The admission price includes an American-made wine glass, laser etched with the Festival logo. This event replaces the “Cava Reception & Dinner” of previous years, so bring your appetite for an elegant evening of extraordinary Spanish food and wine.


Cochinillo Asado (Suckling Pig Roast) - Sept. 10, 2016

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue: Mission Nombre de Dios (outdoors)

Cost: $65

Recommended Dress: Casual; flat shoes recommended

New for 2016, this suckling pig roast is accompanied by fine Spanish wine and beer, and promises to be a picnic to top all picnics. Suckling pigs will be pit roasted in the Spanish tradition by the lead chefs from Michael’s Tasting Room, Culinary Outfitters, The Raintree and The Reef, and each restaurant will offer specialty side dishes.


Team Batalla de Vino (Wine Fight) - Sept. 10, 2016

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 4:00pm – 4:15pm

Venue: Mission Nombre de Dios (under the trees)

Cost: $100 for teams of 5

Recommended Dress: White

The Batalla begins with a team competition where each team’s goal is to PROTECT THE KING OR QUEEN! Each team of five (men and/or women 21+ years old) will try to get other teams’ kings and queens as red with wine as possible while protecting its royalty. The team with the whitest-clothed king or queen at the end of the competition wins. The victorious team receives a $500 check to the charity of its choice. Build team spirit and plan to laugh hard. 


Grand Batalla de Vino (Wine Fight) - Sept. 10, 2016

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 4:15pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Mission Nombre de Dios (under the trees)

Cost: $10 individual

Recommended Dress: White

America’s first authentic wine fight returns with a flurry at the Mission Nombre de Dios grounds. Participants dressed in white “decorate” friends and strangers with red wine in what has been called the craziest adult activity on the planet. If you can’t field a team for the Team Event, just come and have some fun squirting wine.


Grand Tasting - Sept. 11, 2016

When: Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: The Treasury on the Plaza

Cost: $75

Recommended Dress: Casual

The Grand Tasting has something for everyone and provides the opportunity to sample more than 100 different Spanish wines. This will be the largest collection of Spanish wines on display in America. The event also features samplings of Spanish-inspired hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Tony of the Publix Cooking School. Your admission price includes an American-made wine glass, laser etched with the Festival logo.