Spanish Food and Wine Festival returns Feb. 29


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 offerings and historic atmosphere. Tickets are now on sale.

When Pedro Menendez landed on the shores of Florida’s eastern 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 Feb. 29 and continuing through 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.

Tickets for the 2024 St. Augustine Spanish Food and Wine Festival are:

  • Tapas Wine & Spirits event on Feb. 29: $150
  • Grand Tasting General Admission on March 2: $100

Or, purchase tickets to both for $225.

VIP Weekender tickets, which include admission to the Feb. 29 Tapas, Wine and Spirits event, the March 1 Cava Reception & Wine Pairing Dinner and the Grand Tasting VIP Experience on March 2 are $700.

Partners of the event include Bank of America, Radzinski Family, Michael’s, The Treasury on the Plaza and Pesca Vilano.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to