St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
50 Years of Sonoma County Excellence
As one of the most respected family-owned producers of award-winning, premium wines in California, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has been honoring the unique terroir of Sonoma Valley through their winemaking and culinary programs since 1971. A Certified California Sustainable Winegrower, the eco-friendly winery utilizes a variety of sustainable and green practices throughout its operations such as cover crops for soil health, reclaimed water systems and a composting program to feed the organic culinary gardens. To mark 50 years of outstanding winemaking, St. Francis has a host of new experiences, winery exclusives, and celebratory engagements happening throughout 2021 to celebrate the occasion.
New Tasting Experiences
50th Anniversary Flight
Journey through the winery’s 50-year legacy of viticultural excellence in Sonoma County in this exclusive anniversary experience. Taste from a curated selection of signature and limited-release wines, each reflecting the long heritage of the winery’s talented winemakers.
$20 per person, complimentary for wine club members.
Offered Thursday-Monday, 45 minutes
Relax into your seated pairing on the courtyard patio overlooking picturesque mountain tops and estate vineyard views. Your expert host will guide you through four beautiful wines, flawlessly paired with a series of chef-prepared gourmet delights while you enjoy the beauty of the grounds and enliven your palate.
$60 per person. Reservation required.
Offered Thursday-Monday, 75-minutes
Tour de St. Francis
Hop aboard and pedal your way through the gorgeous estate vineyards and grounds on a Pedal Trolley Vineyard Tour & Tasting. This fun and informative roving wine tasting excursion is sustainably operated by your foot-power. Learn about their history, viticulture, and production practices while you sip wines amongst the Wild Oak Vineyard. $50 per person. Reservation required.
Offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 90-minutes
Can’t make it to the winery in person? St. Francis has a newly developed virtual tasting program to bring wine country to you! Each 90-minute private session (hosted on Zoom) is presented by their expert wine educators who tailor each tasting for private or corporate groups of 10 more to suit their palate and tasting goals. It’s as easy as ordering your wines, scheduling a virtual tasting, receiving your wine bundle, and then enjoying an authentic Sonoma experience, right at your table.
Newly renovated winery spaces like the club-exclusive Member Parlor and Terrace along with the breathtaking public venues like the Vineyard Portico offer even more reasons to plan a visit to the winery. Experience the elevated hospitality offerings and epicurean delights prepared by Executive Chef Janiak in the private, lounge-like environment. Weddings, private events, or corporate meetings can be held in this stunning Sonoma Valley setting to make your next gathering truly memorable; stfranciswinery.com/private-events.
Commemorative Wine Collection
50th Anniversary Sparkling Wine
Created for their golden anniversary, the 2016 Blanc de Noir is made in a variation on the classic style with the addition of Pinot Gris to the traditional varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aromatic Braeburn apple and warm brioche notes combine with a delicate effervescence to create a lively and refined sparkling. Bright and balanced acidity on the finish. $90, 750ml
50th Anniversary Commemorative Magnum
Etched, numbered, and signed by winemakers Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, the limited-edition 2016 Lagomarsino Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (1.5L) is an exemplary bottling of the winery’s focus on estate winemaking. In keeping with a 50th theme, only 50 bottles of this full-bodied Cabernet were produced. Rich aromas of black raspberry, aged balsamic, and chocolate-covered espresso bean lead into decadent bittersweet chocolate and ripe fig notes. Layered with cassis, roasted sage, and sandalwood, the wine culminates in a lengthy finish of dark ripe fruit and sleek tannins.