St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival Announces New Events and Celebrity Guests

St. Augustine, FL (March 22, 2022) –The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival, presented by Publix + GreenWise Market is a five-day food and drink celebration, taking place May 4 – 8, 2022. The festival was recently recognized at “One of Florida’s Top 10 Food & Wine Festivals”, by USA Today. The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a celebration of culinary, beverage, culture and music that highlights celebrity guest chefs and local chefs. Celebrity winemakers/proprietors, beverage experts, artisans, farmers, local craft spirits and beers are also showcased. The festival offers a wide variety of events, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more. The last opportunity to purchase festival discounted tickets is March 31, 2022.
Several new events have been added to St. Augustine’s historic district this year, along with events taking place at the host location sites, the World Golf Hall of Fame and the Official Hotel partner, World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. The most updated festival schedule, which is subject to change includes:
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – NEW EVENT: River Walk Tastings, 6:30 – 9 pm A progressive San Sebastian Riverfront tasting from San Sebastian Winery’s Rooftop Cellar and the beautiful riverfront courtyard of the Homewood Suites San Sebastian. Tickets include a trolley to and from each venue, all-inclusive food and beverage tastings with a souvenir glass; wines from San Sebastian Winery, along with tasting bites from Chef Norberto Jaramillo with La Cocina International Restaurant. Homewood Suites will feature tasting bites along with samplings from all the festival’s official beverage partners.
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – “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 local chefs and television celebrity guest chefs/James Beard Foundation award-winning and nominated chefs, including the world’s first female Iron Chef, Cat Cora, Chef/Author and TV personality with multiple restaurants around the world. Cat has recently launched a new non-alcoholic wine brand, Hand on Heart Wine, which will be featured at the festival. James Beard Foundation multi-nominated, William Dissen, Chef/Owner The Market Place, in Asheville, NC; Hari Pulapaka, multi-nominated James Beard Foundation Chef/Author, The Global Cooking School, DeLand, FL; Brian Whittington of Preserved Restaurant in St. Augustine; Barry Honan, Executive Chef/Owner Lotus Noodle Bar. Each course will be paired with wine – from celebrities such as Master Sommelier, Will Costello, with Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate Wines and LPGA Hall of Famer, Jan Stephenson. The Reception includes an Open Bar with an extensive Charcuterie display, by renowned Master Butcher, Michael Sullivan, featuring a variety of hand-butchered meats and locally made breads and accoutrements. The Renaissance World Golf Village Executive Chef, DeeAnn Hobbs will prepare a variety of hors d’oeuvres.
The evening will include a live auction fundraiser for the festival’s charity partners, the World Golf Hall of Fame and Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation and an extensive silent auction during the reception with luxury travel, golf and more. The festival will partner with several local, non-profit organizations on various events. 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.
Friday, May 6 – Epicurean Master Classes “Off-Site”, Epicurean Master Classes The first two classes provide food and wine lovers a chance to pick a class of their choosing, to learn more about their favorite cuts of meat and beverages of choice at these fantastic off-site locations. There are two off-site Epicurean Master Classes on Friday, May 6, taking place at Chop Shop St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Distillery:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Chop Shop, St. Augustine An intimate and interactive butchering class, with signature Tastings paired with official beverages. Master Butcher, Michael Sullivan and Executive Chef/Owner, Chop Shop St. Augustine, 600 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 11 am – 12:30 pm, St. Augustine DistillerySignature bourbon tastings with Philip McDaniel, CEO/Co-Founder and Clark Gilmore, Brand Ambassador at St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
Epicurean Master Classes – 4 Classes St. Johns County Convention Center, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL, 32092 A variety of master classes featuring cooking demonstrations with celebrity guest chefs, beverage demonstrations and tastings from winemakers and beverage experts. Each class offers the attendee an intimate opportunity to meet the celebrity guests, taste culinary creations/bites with paired wines, beers or featured signature cocktails.
1 – 1:45 pm, “Fresh Pulled Mozzarella with Cat Cora” World renowned chef and television personality will be demonstrating how guests can make fresh pulled mozzarella at home. *All ticket orders Include a signed copy of Cat Cora’s Cooking from the Hip cookbook. 2 – 2:45 pm, “Mastering Biscuits” with Rebeca Lang, Author and Southern Living magazine Celebrity Ambassador, will be demonstrating how to make “Biscuits with Ham and Red Eye”. *All ticket orders Include a signed copy of Rebecca Lang’s Y’all Come Over cookbook. 3 – 3:45 pm, “Gullah Geechee Recipes from Bress ‘N’ Nyam with Matthew Raiford, Chef/Author/Farmer, Brunswick, GA. *All ticket orders Include a signed copy of Matthew Raiford’s Bress ‘N’ Nyam cookbook. 4 – 4:45 pm, “Taste Like a Master Sommelier” with Master Sommelier, Will Costello of Miller Family Wine Company.
Friday, May 6, 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 the Walk of Champions. Live music with local favorite, Ramona + The Riot Duo. 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 7, 8:30 – 11:30 am, “Rise & Shine” St. Johns County Convention Center, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL, 32092 (adjacent to the World Golf Village Renaissance Hotel). Light breakfast bites and a choice of Mimosa, Sparkling Wine or Bloody Mary. Fantastic eye-openers to start the day off right – and a great way fuel-up for the main event!
Saturday, May 7, 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 with a $10 Culinary Credit which will be used for admission and to purchase additional culinary tasting credits. Guests will enjoy the Southern Living magazine Demonstration Stage featuring chef/author and beverage demos, with limited tasting sampling available. The stage will feature opportunities to learn more about cocktails, craft brews and spirits, cooking hacks and more. *Limited to the first 100 people present for each stage session. The Jacksonville Magazine Music Stage will showcase Laiken Love + The Fellowship of Love Band. FREE parking, 21 & older only event, no pets allowed.
“Hall of Fame VIP Lounge”, presented Publix + GreenWise Market and Taste of the South magazine and Southern Cast Iron magazine, 12:30 – 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, fully catered VIP Lounge experience with souvenir crystal wine glass, special SWAG bags, private restrooms, open bars, live music from Sailor Jane & Jim Johnston. There are a limited number of tickets available for 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. Each VIP Lounge ticket includes a FREE ticket for access to the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum the day of the festival ($20.95 value). The VIP Lounge Taste of the South/Southern Cast Iron magazine demo stage will feature tastings from guest celebrity winemakers and chefs, with sample tastings. Stage schedule will be released in coming weeks. *Limited to the first 100 people present for each session.
Saturday, May 8, 6 pm, NEW EVENT, “Preserved Wine Dinner” with Amalie Robert Wines Preserved Restaurant, 102 Bridge Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 Preserved Restaurant Executive Chef, Brian Whittington and celebrity guest chefs in town for the festival, including Michael Sullivan will prepare a 4-course dinner with Amalie Robert wine pairings for each course – very limited opportunity for only 50 people.
Saturday, May 8, 6:30 pm, NEW EVENT, “Masters of Fire” Urban Asado, 150 Riberia St., Unit C, St. Augustine, FL 32084 Enjoy an evening you will never forget, alongside the beautiful San Sebastian River at Urban Asado in St. Augustine’s historic district. A very limited ticket event, featuring 5 unbelievable chefs: Nick Carrera, Matt Brown, Hari Pulapaka and two more chefs added soon! This unique and interactive once in a lifetime experience will be limited to 56 lucky guests. An evening that will completely immerse guests with the sights, sounds, aromas, & action that only live fire grilling creates. There will be multiple styles of simultaneous live fire grilling/ cooking.
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 2022! 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, lavish brunch spread, with carving stations, indulgent sides, made-to-order omelet station, seafood station and a wide 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!
Some fantastic savings on All Access Winter Advance ticket packages for the festival will be available for a very limited time: The Legends VIP All Access Pass includes all festival events, including the VIP Lounge from Thursday – Sunday; The Double Eagle VIP Pass includes all events, with the VIP Lounge from Friday – Sunday; The Eagle All Access General Admission Pass includes all event, Thursday – Sunday; The Hole in One General Admission All Access Pass includes all of the events from Friday – Sunday; The World Golf Village Renaissance Resort has a variety of Save, Stay and Play packages that include hotel stay and festival tickets.
The World Golf Hall of Fame and the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, St. Augustine are the host location sites for the 2022 festival, located 20 minutes north of historic downtown St. Augustine and the beaches. The festival is being made possible in part by a 2022 St. Johns County Tourist Development Grant. This culinary celebration takes place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities, visit Florida’s Historic Coast and St. Johns Cultural Council for more details. Volunteer roles and positions are a great way to meet guest celebrities and get exclusive behind the scenes access to a variety of events. There are numerous opportunities and roles available for volunteers 21 and older to volunteer with the festival and receive free admission to events and more. Details can be found on the festival website here. St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival will take place May 4 – 8, 2022 with culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences, with schedule events and talent subject to change. Winter Advance discount tickets are on sale now through March 31, 2022. 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 or for additional festival information and photography.