St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Wine Country as Nature Intended
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards is nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley, between the cities of Santa Rosa and Sonoma, on scenic, gently winding Highway 12. The winery and its surrounding grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and serene, cradled at the foot of Hood Mountain and segmented by seasonal waterways, native heritage oaks and acres of pristine vineyards.
The Spirit of “Pure Winemaking”
For 40 years St. Francis has been dedicated to preserving the tranquility and natural beauty of its estate vineyards. As a fully Certified Sustainable winery, St. Francis utilizes earth-friendly techniques to protect its indigenous wildlife, optimize natural water supplies and maintain ecological balance throughout its property. With such exquisite surroundings, it is no wonder that St. Francis stays committed to what they describe as “pure winemaking.”
Your Winery Retreat Awaits You!
The tasting room is very welcoming … spacious and airy, with open-beam ceilings, a long wooden tasting bar, a cozy fireplace for cool winter days and big windows to let in the amazing vista and warm Sonoma County sunshine. Tasteful displays of wine-related merchandise (a shopper’s heaven!) are placed around the room. The hospitality representatives are warm, friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. The whole vibe is one of approachable and tranquil elegance.
All This and Great Wine, Too!
St. Francis now offers four unique wine collections, some of which can only be found on-premise or as part of their flourishing Wine Club. Classic, Artisan, Reserve and Icon Collections represent Sonoma County in unique and engaging ways. Exquisite vineyard designates, appellation driven blends and varietal focused classics showcase the diversity of this renowned growing region. I tasted a couple of wines from their distinguished Icon collection and loved them!
2015 Anthem: This Meritage (Red Bordeaux style blend) is absolutely delicious! Aromas and flavors of black cherry, cassis, mocha and cherry pipe tobacco play well together from the first sniff, through the plush mouthfeel and on through the long, juicy finish.
2015 Eletto: This rustic-yet-elegant blend of old vine (Like, really old – all vines are at least 100 years old) fruit produces a big, spicy, absolutely delicious wine that is loaded with aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, peppery spice and a whiff of mint.
• Live music concerts • Movies on the lawn
• Blessing of the Animals • “Fandango” – a wine club exclusive event, estate dinners and more!
Exciting New Experiences
Coming this Summer St. Francis will be introducing two new elevated tasting experiences sure to enhance guest’s visits to Sonoma Valley. Executive Chef, Trevor Eliason will be contributing to these soon to be released wine tasting engagements.
Take my word for it and visit this special place!