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Field Trip to San Sebastian Winery

Did you know we have a winery in St. Augustine? And that they give free tours and tastings? Well, come along on our Field Trip and learn about the art of winemaking. If you are wondering where the vineyards are, I found this: “Our 75-acre vineyard, known as Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, is located in Clermont, Fla. Additionally we own 450 acres in Florida's panhandle in Prosperity and contract with several growers throughout the Southeast with approximately 200 acres under contract. We grow native varieties of the red Noble and bronze Carlos and Welder Muscadines." Our group will tour the 18,000 square foot wine production facility, see the 5,000 gallon stainless steel tanks where the wine is fermented and then visit the rustic Barrel Room, where the Port is aged.

Then comes the best part – The Tasting Room. Do you know the five S’s of wine tasting? I don’t either! But you will by the time you are done!

There is a wine shop where you can buy your favorite wines, glassware, gourmet food items, gift baskets and accessories. I’m thinking this would cross off many items on your Christmas List!

Sharon Coleman has arranged to rent a bus for the day. The cost is $25 each and you will need to pay to hold your reservation, since the bus only holds 31. These ladies will meet at the Pool Parking Lot at 10 am. Call 253-3048 or

If you miss the cut-off or want to drive over by yourself, you can catch up with them by 11:00 am at 157 King Street, St Augustine. Bring your ID because you will be carded!

There will be no regular meeting at the Club this month, just the Field Trip.

Save the Date: Tuesday, December 5 Our Christmas Open House will be at Phyllis Basford’s house this year. 7930 Bishop Lake Rd N. Come and go from 3pm to 6 pm.