St. Augustine Spanish Food and Wine Festival Returns February 29th
Celebrate St. Augustine’s rich Spanish heritage through food, wine, music, and culture at the Spanish Food and Wine Festival. Foodies, history buffs, and oenophiles will be on cloud nine with the decadent offerings and historic atmosphere. When Pedro Menendez landed on the shores of Florida’s Historic Coast, he brought with him the 4,000-year-old Spanish tradition of winemaking. Spanish wine has long been revered worldwide; the Romans admired it so much they had vintages exported across their empire. Spain has more hectares of grape vines than any other country in the world and, with its high altitude, produces some of the freshest, most balanced wines. They pair perfectly with the rustic tapas found in the bodegas and tapería of Spain. Beginning Thursday, February 29 and continuing through Saturday, March 2, the St. Augustine Spanish Food and Wine Festival offers a delicious look at the influence of Spain on food and wine at various locations at Flagler College and the Lightner Museum. The event features wine, spirits, tapas tastings, and luxurious dining prepared by the city’s finest culinary experts and served in the most beautiful, historic venues. Every year, the St. Augustine Spanish Food and Wine Festival donates to local charities. Since the festival began, more than $380,000 has been donated. This year’s St. Augustine Spanish Food and Wine Festival supports the Flagler College Hospitality and Tourism Management program. The funds provide valuable academic scholarships, study-abroad experiences, and professional development opportunities. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Spanishwinefestival.com. To plan your culinary adventure on Florida’s Historic Coast, visit FloridasHistoricCoast.com.