Visit the San Sebastian Winery on Your St. Augustine Vacation

The San Sebastian Winery delivers on all the best aspects of staying in historic St. Augustine – stunning architecture, lovely vibes of history, excellent drinks, and a bold view of the city. It is everything you could ask for in one stop. For a delightful evening, dine on the rooftop of the San Sebastian Winery before heading home to one of our top-rated, pet-friendly rentals in St. Augustine.


The San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine is an acclaimed local winery established in 1996. It currently stands in one of Henry Flagler’s east coast railway buildings, and you can feel this genuine, well preserved history. History courses through the walls and up to the ceilings as patrons enjoy fine local wine from high-quality muscadine grapes. Guests visit for a glass of premium grade wine straight from the area.

Beyond a simple winery, you can find a fantastic and renowned gift shop, a rooftop drinking area with excellent views of the city downtown, tours of the facility, live music, and special complementary tastings.

You can find the winery St. Augustine at 157 King Street, a very important corner just as you enter downtown St. Augustine from US-1. It is open Monday through Thursday, and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

The winery is not the only place in town for amazing local drinks! The neighboring St. Augustine Distillery makes for a nice complementary stop. 

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Take a Tour

For many, the tour is the highlight. It helps that it always includes a little wine tasting!

Guests will begin the tour with an introductory video, covering the initial creation of the winery and its role in the community. Afterwards, guests will join a guide for a walking tour through multiple parts of the 18,000 square foot facility. Visit the barrel room where wine is housed and aged, then head over to the processing room where 5,000-gallon stainless steel tanks where wine is fermented to perfection.

The tour carries you from the initial stages of creation to the final steps of bottle prep. The tours are free for all ages (yes, children are welcome), and are about 45 minutes in length. There is no current booking requirement for tours, but keep in mind both group sizes and timeframe. Tours begin about every 20-25 minutes. Tours end at 5 p.m.

Rooftop Restaurant

After an afternoon tour, be sure to spend a bit of time at the San Sebastian rooftop restaurant. Known as The Cellar Upstairs, this acclaimed dining area is one of the top places to eat in St. Augustine and offers an incredible view. Overlooking the water on one side and the city on the other, the rooftop restaurant primarily offers light appetizers and wine. This is not necessarily a full meal dinner, so we recommend it as a post or pre-dinner stop. Most evenings feature live music. There is no cover charge.

Plan Your Vacation

St. Augustine is a gorgeous city with tons of culture and exciting attractions to explore. Book your rental today and get ready for a beach vacation you won’t soon forget.


There’s an array of premium wines available you can purchase and bring home. These include Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Seasonal availability varies. Since 1996, the San Sebastian Winery has been responsible for over 744 different varieties of wine, from premium sparkling to Cream Sherry dessert wine. 

Outside of wine, you can find an assortment of high-quality souvenir items. These include glassware, cooking items, and gourmet foods. You are likely to find something of a higher quality than you might at a novelty gift shop. Call the gift shop for up-to-date information about sales, seasonal wine availability, and current merchandise.

Where to Stay

We offer some of the best vacation rentals in St. Augustine, FL that are located right on the beach. When you book with us, your whole party will enjoy stunning beach views, patio spaces, Jacuzzi tubs, full kitchens, and much more to enhance your vacation escape.