Food + Wine Festival in St. Augustine is a Must this May

Food + Wine Festival in St. Augustine is a Must this May

St. Augustine, FL – April 21, 2021 –The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a little over two weeks away and several events have already sold out, with limited tickets left on many events. Festival organizers suggest making plans to purchase your tickets now if you are thinking about going, as tickets may not be available the week of the festival. “We know it’s often hard to create awareness for an inaugural food and wine event, but the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival really seems to be resonating with food and wine lovers from around the south. We are looking forward to hopefully selling out the entire festival in the next two weeks. I’m encouraging everyone to check the festival’s website event pages before making plans - which will identify sold out events”, said Jan Gourley, Festival Co-Founder/Director.


Saturday, May 8, 2021 – 1 – 4 pm, "St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival", Main Event

Walk of Champions, World Golf Hall of Fame.1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092

A fun afternoon of culinary and beverage tastings, with live music in the beautiful surroundings of the Walk of Champions, the centerpiece of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Tickets include a souvenir glass for unlimited beverage tastings from hundreds of wines, beer and spirts exhibitors, and each guest will receive an RFID wristband which will be used for admission and to purchase culinary tasting credits.

Guests will enjoy the Taste of the South Magazine Demonstration Stage featuring chef and beverage demos, schedule includes: 1:15 - 2:00 pm, Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago, IL “Pickled Shrimp & Gazpacho”; 2:15 - 3:00 pm, Brian Whittington, Preserved Restaurant/Chop Shop, St. Augustine, FL “Local Fish, Port Canaveral Shrimp, Etouffee, Local Rice Middlins; 3:15 - 4:00 pm, Cory Bahr, Tony Chachere’s Ambassador Chef, Opelousas, LA. *Limited to the first 200 people present for each stage session.

The Jacksonville Magazine Music Stage will showcase Ramona + the Riot. The Jacksonville Magazine Sparkling Lounge will showcase a wide variety of sparkling beverages.

**FREE parking, 21 & older only event, no pets allowed. 

“Hall of Fame VIP Lounge”, presented by GreenWise Market, Jacksonville International Airport and Atlanta Magazine, 1 – 4 pm, St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival (separate admission ticket)

World Golf Hall of Fame, Walk of Champions and Kelly Field – VIP Lounge Tent, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092. The VIP Lounge is an exclusive, catered VIP Lounge experience with special SWAG bags, private restrooms, open bars, live music from Salt & Pine; limited number of tickets available. The Hall of Fame-VIP Lounge ticket also includes full access to the general admission St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival area on the Walk of Champions.

The VIP Lounge Celebrity Meet & Greet Stage will feature once in a lifetime Meet & Greet opportunities and tastings from guest celebrity winemakers and chefs, with sample tastings. Stage schedule includes the following: 1:15 - 1:45 pm, Jan Stephenson, Jan Stephenson Wine & Spirits; GreenWise Market, “How to Make Fresh Mozzarella; 2:45 - 3:15 pm, Five Sisters Spirit Vodka, the Culhane sisters, Atlantic Beach, FL; 3:30 - 4:00 pm, Bryan Furman, Bryan Furman BBQ, Atlanta, GA. *Limited to the first 200 people present for each session.

SOLD-OUT - Thursday, May 6, 2021 – “World Golf Hall of Fame Winemaker’s Dinner”

6-7 pm Reception; 7-10 pm Dinner, St. Johns County Convention Center

500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL, 32092. A gourmet food lover’s experience with a six-course dinner, featuring three guest celebrity/James Beard Foundation award-winning and nominated chefs, including Maneet Chauhan, television personality and award-winning chef and author, recently crowned the winner of Guy Fieri’s Tournament of Champions, with a restaurant group in Nashville, TN; Paul Fehribach, Chef/Owner and author, Big Jones, Chicago, IL; and Michael Gulotta, Chef/Owner, Mopho and Maypop, New Orleans, LA. The three outstanding local chefs, participating in the dinner include Brian Whittington of Preserved Restaurant in St. Augustine, Michael Lugo of Michael’s St. Augustine and Josh Smith, Catch 27 will each prepare a course as well.

Friday, May 7 – Epicurean Master Classes

  • SOLD-OUT - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, “Bourbon and Mixology 101”

with Philip McDaniel, CEO/Co-Founder and Clark Gilmore, Brand Ambassador at

St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

  • SOLD-OUT - 1 – 1:45 PM, “Cooking Aloo Chaat with Maneet Chauhan” *Includes a signed copy of Maneet Chauhan’s NEW Chaat Cookbook!
  • 2 – 2:45 PM, “Virtual Tasting”, with Morgan Norman, Greg Norman Estates
  • 3 – 3:45 PM, “Experience Grilling on Urban Asado’s Argentine Inspired Live Fire Grills” with Nick Carrera and Matt Brown
  • 4 – 4:45 PM, “From the 18th Hole to the 19th Hole”, with Jan Stephenson, Jan Stephenson Wines

Friday, May 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm - “Smoke on the Walk”, Walk of Champions, World Golf Hall of Fame

1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092. This BBQ Extravaganza is a showcase of the southeast’s most celebrated Pitmasters and grill masters with wine, beer and spirits along the Walk of Champions. Live music with local favorite, Remedy Tree. Enjoy unlimited beverage tastings in a souvenir glass, along with delicious grilled, smoked and roasted gourmet BBQ bites – all included with ticket price. *FREE parking, 21 & older only event, no pets allowed.

Saturday, May 8, 8:30 – 11:30 am, “Rise & Shine”

Villagio Grille, World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092; Light breakfast bites and a choice of Mimosa, Champagne or Bloody Mary. Fantastic eye-openers to start the day off right – and a great way fuel-up for the main event!

Sunday, May 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, “The Jazz Brunch” (Family-friendly event)

St. Johns County Convention Center, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL, 32092

This lively Jazz Brunch happens to fall on Mother’s Day in 2021! Each special lady will be greeted with a rose to start their day off right, along with a souvenir tasting glass. The Jazz Brunch is one like no other with an all-inclusive priced ticket featuring live music with Sam Pacetti, 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 from the festival’s wonderful partners include wine, beer, spirits beverage tasting stations inside the brunch – coffee, iced tea and soft drinks beverages included. Mom and the entire family will enjoy being spoiled with the special treatment at The Jazz Brunch on this Sunday finale festival event!

There are volunteer positions still available for Saturday, May 8 for the Main Event, for volunteers 21 and older to volunteer with the festival, details can be found on the festival website here. The World Golf Hall of Fame and Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation are the festival’s two primary 501(c)3 charity partners, with 100% of the live and silent auction proceeds from the festival benefiting both charities.

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival will take place May 6 – 9, 2021 with culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences, with schedule events and talent subject to change. The most up to date festival information is available on the website: St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival and the festival’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please contact Jan Gourley or Kelly Smith for additional festival information and photography.

By: Jan Gourley on Apr 21, 2021
Tags: St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival
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