The festival kicks off on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. with the Cava Reception and Dinner at the St. Augustine Shipyard. Each course of this four-course dinner prepared by Michael's Tasting Room is paired with a Spanish wine. The evening concludes with an incredible fireworks display over the San Sebastian River. This is the perfect event to get dressed up and enjoy a night out! The ticket cost is $125.
2017 Schedule of Events
On Sept. 9, the Spanish Pig Roast (Cochinillo Asado) begins at 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Shipyard. During this picnic, the chefs at four of St. Augustine's favorite restaurants - Michael’s Tasting Room, Culinary Outfitters, The Raintree Restaurant and The Reef Restaurant - will serve their own interpretation of a Spanish pig recipe with scrumptious side dishes and an assortment of desserts along with Spanish wine and beer. Also, K-9s United will present a demonstration, and guests will have the opportunity to meet local law enforcement officers and their K-9s. The dress for this event is picnic casual. The ticket cost is $65.
On Sept. 9, the Wine Fight (Batalla de Vino) begins at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Shipyard with a team competition where each team’s goal is to protect the king or queen. Each team of five (men and/or women 21+ years old) will try to get other teams' kings and queens as red with wine as possible while protecting its royalty. The team with the whitest-clothed king or queen at the end of the competition wins. The cost to participate is $100 for a team of five people.
For this event on Sept. 9, participants dressed in white decorate friends and strangers with red wine. If you can't field a team for the Team Batalla, then just come and have fun squirting wine. The Grand Batalla begins at 6:45 p.m. following the Team Batalla. The cost to participate is $10.
The festival concludes on Sept. 10 with the Grand Tasting from 2-5 p.m. at St. Augustine Shipyard. More than 100 Spanish wines are available to sample accompanied by Spanish-inspired hors d'oeuvres. The dress for this event is semi-casual/sporty. The ticket cost is $75.