St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival 2023
The 3rd annual St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival – a showcase of culinary, beverage and culture – takes place May 3-7, 2023. Recognized by USA Today as “One of Florida’s Top 10 Food & Wine Festivals”.
The festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds and budgets, from large scale tasting events to intimate learning experiences. Highlighting celebrity guest chefs, local chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, live music, artisans and local craft spirits and beers, along with renowned wine, spirits and beer brands from around the globe.
This years’ celebrity guests are BRAVO TV, Top Chef winner Brother Luck and award-winning TV Host/Celebrity Chef/Bestselling Cookbook Author Jernard Wells.
Schedule of events (subject to change):
Wednesday, May 3, 2023:
River Walk Tastings — 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Indoor/Outdoor, Rain or Shine. Live music, food & drink tastings. In the Historic District at San Sebastian Winery and the Homewood Suites St. Augustine San Sebastian with the progressive tasting tours beginning at the Winery.
Thursday, May 4, 2023:
Harvest, Premium Wine Tasting & “Harvest Awards” (New Event) — 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Wine lover’s ultimate tasting event with premium wines and showcase wine pairings along with the festival’s select official beverages. At the Lightner Musuem.
Friday, May 5, 2023:
Cinco de Mayo Tacos & Tequila (New Event) — 11:30am – 1:30pm | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a festive and fabulous selection of tacos and signature tequila drinks. At the Villagio Bar & Grill Patio, World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.
“Smoke on the Walk” BBQ Extravaganza — 6:30pm – 8:30pm | a showcase of the SouthEast’s most celebrated Pitmasters and grill masters. Wine, beer and spirits along the Walk of Champions as well along with live music. 21 & older only event.
Saturday, May 6, 2023:
Cooking with Brother Luck, BRAVO TV, Top Chef Master Class — 11:00am | World Golf Hall of Fame Museum Tower.
Rioja in the 21st Century with Ana Fabiano (New Event) — 11:30am – 1:30pm | Travel to Rioja, one of the 5 greatest red wine regions in the world, through the glass and guide of Ana Fabiano, noted Rioja wine expert. At the St. Johns County Convention Center.
Main Event — 2:00pm – 5:00pm | a fun afternoon of culinary and beverage tastings along with live music along the Walk of Champions, World Golf Hall of Fame. New for 2023 … all-inclusive tickets include souvenir tasting cup/glass.
Sunday, May 7, 2023:
The Jazz Brunch — 11:00am – 1:30pm | All inclusive. Fantastic live Jazz music, lavish brunch buffet with carving station, indulgent sides, made-to-order omelet station, seafood station and a variety of desserts (something for everybody!). Bloody Mary Bar, Champagne, Mimosas and a host of unlimited beverage stations. At the St. Johns County Convention Center.
Most of the events take place at the host locations, World Golf Hall of Fame and World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. Events in St. Augustine’s historic district will take place at San Sebastian Winery and the Lightner Museum.
Click the event website link for full details, including ticket prices and to purchase your tickets. Great news….this year tickets include unlimited beverage and culinary tasting tickets for all events!
Image used from event website.