A World Class Food + Wine Festival in the Nation's Oldest City!
The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a culinary celebration taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities. A showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/ proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The inaugural festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.
The World Golf Hall of Fame and the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort and the historic district of St. Augustine are the host location sites for the 2023 festival. World Golf Village is located 20 minutes north of historic downtown St. Augustine and the beaches. Florida’s largest city Jacksonville is located only 30 minutes away.
The festival organizers look forward to bringing this second annual, world class culinary festival to St. Augustine, as they manage several other major festivals throughout the coastal southeast, including the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife on Jekyll Island, the Georgia Food + Wine Festival and the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival.
The Irresistible Old-World Charm
of the Ancient city
Coastal Beauty with History and Culture
Visiting downtown St. Augustine would not be complete without exploring the historic sites and taking in the architecture, charm, and culture of the ancient city. Whether visiting Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, strolling on the bay front or taking a trolley ride along the brick-lined streets, visitors are transported to another time, another era, another world. Noted as one of the South’s Best Food Towns by Southern Living Magazine, the culinary and beverage scene here is flourishing. With so much to do and see in this waterfront, pedestrian-friendly city – visitors will want to plan as much time as possible to soak in the European flavors of Old Town. There is an alluring charm, beauty and mystique to shopping and dining in historic buildings on alleyways with brick-lined streets. In addition, unique attractions, tours, entertainment, arts and historical sites abound. Be sure to plan your trip around the cultural arts and happenings throughout St. Johns County during the festival, culture around every corner.
The Festival’s Charity Partners
The inaugural St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival will be partnering with several local charities on various events. The festival’s two primary charitable partners include the World Golf Hall of Fame and Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation.
World Golf Hall of Fame
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the mission of the World Golf Hall of Fame is to celebrate golf and preserve the legacies of those who have made it great. Supported by all of the world’s leading golf organizations, the Hall of Fame combines historic artifacts and personal memorabilia with interactive exhibits to tell the stories of our members and the history of the game.
The Museum has over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space with over 4,000 items on display throughout, many of which are the personal items of Hall of Fame members like Jack Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer and many others. New displays are added during the Induction Ceremony which celebrates the recently added members. 2022 World Golf Hall of Fame Class inductees will include Tiger Woods, Susie Maxwell Berning, Tom Finchem and Marion Hollins.
Jan Stephenson's Crossroads Foundation
Our mission is to provide our disabled veterans and first responders with the tools they need to move forward in life. Golf allows them to challenge themselves both mentally and physically which results in a stronger mind, body and spirit. Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Our vision is to offer an environment that allows our guests the opportunity to achieve goals they never thought were possible. Our clinics, training and staff are always focused on providing the best experiences for our golfers.
“Giving to Those, That Have Given So Much”
I am also very excited to announce that our foundation has been recognized as a partner organization by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, we are indeed honored by this recognition.,” said Jan Stephenson, President at Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation.