Top 5 Spots for Craft Beer and Wine in St. Johns County

July 30th, 2019

The area surrounding Shearwater is overflowing with things to do, including some exceptional breweries and wine destinations. At Shearwater, you’re just minutes from the perfect spot to grab a drink with friends, whether you enjoy local brews, wine flights or something a little more adventurous. So, gather up your friends and get ready for a great weekend, because here are five of the best wine and beer spots in the area, all just a short drive from Shearwater.

  1. Brewz

    If you’re looking to just chill out with friends and unwind, then Brewz is just the place to go. With a huge variety of locally brewed beer on tap, and even a selection of wine, you’ll all find something to enjoy as you chat and catch up. They even offer regular events and games, like “name that tune,” cornhole tournaments and bingo, so this is a local spot that’ll never get old.

    14866 Old St. Augustine Road, #101
    Jacksonville, FL 32258

  2. Legacy Ale Works

    Newly opened, Legacy Ale Works is a brewery with a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Not only do they offer a variety of beer brewed in-house, but they also have refreshing beer and wine slushies. Before you go, make sure to check out the calendar for any special events, like video game night or dinner around the world.

    14965 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 129-130
    Jacksonville, FL 32258

  3. Winey Wench

    Looking for a fun evening with your girlfriends or significant other? At the Winey Wench, you can shop their huge selection of wines from all around the world, plus browse unique art and wine accessories. Or mix things up at one of their instructor-led painting classes, accompanied by a glass of wine to get your creative juices flowing!

    10300 Southside Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32256

  4. Ancient City Brewing

    Ancient City Brewing is more than just a tap room! With corn hole, pool, shuffleboard, darts, live music and nightly events, you’re sure to have a blast at this local spot. Sample their selection of locally brewed beer on tap until you find one you like, then head over to the outdoor patio to enjoy the beautiful Florida surroundings.

    3420 Agricultural Center Drive
    St. Augustine, FL 32092

  5. San Sebastian Winery

    Located in a converted, historic railway building, San Sebastian Winery has a lot to offer. Take one of their complimentary wine tours and tastings, and learn more about the art of wine making. Then, settle down with a glass of award-winning wine, enjoy a bite to eat and listen to live jazz music in The Cellar Upstairs.

    157 King St.
    St. Augustine, FL 32084


Conveniently located in St. Augustine and just 30 minutes from Jacksonville, Shearwater is a new home community that not only offers a great location, but also stunning new home designs and an active lifestyle you won’t find elsewhere. To learn more about everything Shearwater has to offer, schedule a tour to see it all firsthand and join our Interest List to receive the latest news and updates.