The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival begins its fourth year on September 9, 2015 with a Kick Off Luncheon at First Coast Technical College (FCTC). This Luncheon honors Fresh Starts, a program created by the Festival and administered by FCTC and St. Francis House. Fresh Starts trains homeless people and helps them find jobs. So far, we have trained 22 people in culinary arts. Over 80% are either working in the local food service industry now, or they are back in school working to achieve a higher culinary degree. Your support has helped us create a real life-changer. Next year Fresh Starts will begin training homeless for even more careers.
We’re pleased to announce that because of Wells Fargo, Torres and other corporate sponsors, every ticket dollar from this year’s Festival will go to local charities: Fresh Starts, Catholic Charities and TAG Children’s Museum. Even if you can’t attend, we encourage you to donate through this website to one or all of these outstanding organizations serving the less fortunate and children in our community. The Spanish Wine Festival is all about our charities!
Browse and learn about our history, our events, our charities, and see if you can find yourself or someone you know in our photo gallery. 2015 will be our biggest and busiest year yet! Salute!