Home


History


Restaurant Location for Sale

The Monks Vineyard
The Monk's Vineyard

A Part of Historic St. Augustine

Sale Price: $1,650,000

Hours:  Vary - 11:00 am to closing.
Open for coffee, Monk-abilia, and wine.
56 Saint George Street
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-3608
Phone: (904)824-5888


The Monk's Vineyard History
St. Augustine & St. George Street

St. Augustine is often called "The Oldest City in America". Explored by the Spanish as early as the 1513 both Spain and France attempted colonization. On August 28,1565, the feast day of Augustine of Hippo, Pedro Menendez de Aviles sighted land then sailed through the St. Augustine Inlet into Matanzas Bay and disembarked near the Timucua town of Seloy. The territory was named San Agustin and later St. Augustine.   more....

1763 map of St. Augustine, capital of British East Florida drawn by Thomas Jeffrey of the Royal Engineers
1763 map of St. Augustine, capital of British East Florida drawn by Thomas Jeffrey of the Royal Engineers

St. Augustine is a popular tourist attraction, for its Spanish colonial-era buildings as well as elite 19th century architecture. The city's historic center is anchored by St. George Street, location of the Monks, which is lined with historic buildings from various periods. Most of these buildings are reconstructions of buildings that had been burned or demolished over the years, though a few of them are original.

The Monks - Beginnings

The Monk's VineyardThe Monk's Vineyard was the creation of Morton Williams, Jr. and Billy Shelly.  Their concept was to offer a "Monk Theme Based" restaurant and bar in the heart of the Old City to attract tourists and visitors to St. Augustine.

The Restaurant

Under Hank's ownership the menu was expanded and enhanced to offer gourmet fine dining and an extended wine selection.  Over the years many notable celebrities visited the bar and restaurant.

Today

After operating for 30 years as a restaurant and bar, Hank stopped serving food to pursue his real passion – serving wine (beer & spirits) and socializing with his patrons. The Monks became THE PLACE to go, hang out, drink good wines, and chat. The charming and eclectic surroundings provide a welcome respite from the bustling street life.



For Sale

Now Hank is looking at retirement and wants to pass this legacy on to a new owner, who he hopes will carry on the tradition for another 40 years – as do his loyal patrons.  The Monk's (as it is locally referred to) is steeped in St. Augustine HISTORY and would provide any business a top location catering to the throngs of people who visit the Historic Old City.  Details can be found on our on our SALE page.

For more information:

Hank Williams
Post Office Box 576
St. Augustine, Fl 32085-0576
Telephone: 904-824-5888
E-mail: monks@[no-spam]monksvineyard.com
(You must remove the "[no-spam]" from the E-mail address before sending.)

Note: 1031 Exchange Property - Although obtained from sources considered reliable, we are not responsible for misstatements of fact of the information herein. Our offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, withdrawal from the market or change in price without notice.