Sept. 9-12: St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival gives to local charities

This photo shows the grand tasting at the 2014 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival. The 2014 Grand Tasting is set for Sept. 12 at the Mission Nombre de Dios. See details in the story below. Photos by Renee Unsworth

This photo shows the grand tasting at the 2014 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival. The 2014 Grand Tasting is set for Sept. 12 at the Mission Nombre de Dios. See details in the story below. Photos by Renee Unsworth

From www.SpanishWineFestival.com

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The fourth annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival scheduled for Sept. 9-12 in downtown St. Augustine is more than just a week-long wine tasting.

Five events over four days benefiting three charities means something for everyone, and visitors to America’s Oldest City will experience a wide range of emotion and palate pleasers. Whether you attend one event, or run the gamut, this year’s Wine Festival will create memories to last a lifetime. All ticket proceeds benefit local St. Augustine charities.

2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Grand Tasting – Sept. 12, 2015

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Under the Big Air Conditioned Top on the Grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in Historic St. Augustine

Cost: $50 advance ticket, $75 at the door (space permitting)

Recommended Dress: Casual

The Grand Tasting has something for everyone! This event provides the opportunity to sample more than 125 different Spanish wines, which is the largest collection of Spanish wines on display in America. The event also features samplings of Spanish-inspired hors d’ oeuvres. Each guest will receive a laser etched commemorative glass.

Team Batalla de Vino – Sept. 12, 2015

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Venue: Batalla Arena on the grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in Historic St. Augustine

Cost: $250 donation for teams of 5, winning team gets $500 for local charity of choice

Recommended Dress: White

The batalla begins 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 the king or queen of the other teams as red with wine as possible while protecting its own king or queen. The team with the whitest-clothed king or queen at the end of the competition wins. The victorious team receives a $500 check to the charity of its choice.

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This photo shows the Batalla (wine fight) at the 2014 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival. The 2015 Batalla is set for Sept. 12.

Grand Batalla de Vino – Sept. 12, 2015

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Batalla Arena on the grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in Historic St. Augustine

Cost: $10 advance, $20 at the door (space permitting)

Recommended Dress: White

This is the biggest wine fight in American history where squirting wine on strangers is the name of the game! Join up to 2,000 participants willing to wear white and be squirted with red wine while decorating the white clothing of others. Wine squirters are provided for use to each participant.
Go to www.SpanishWineFestival.com for tickets and more details.

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