Published on 29-05-2024
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
A Taste of Summer in Sonoma Valley

As the summer sun warms the Sonoma Valley, there’s no better time to indulge in the pleasures of outdoor dining and wine tasting. Picture this: a perfect day under the California sky, surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, with a glass of refreshing wine in hand and the aroma of fresh, local cuisine sailing through the air. This dreamy scenario is not just a fantasy; it’s the reality awaiting you at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. 

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley, the historic birthplace of California’s wine industry, sits the magnificent mission-style tasting room and winery of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Just off Highway 12, this picturesque estate invites you to indulge in the essence of wine country. Upon arrival, you’re welcomed by a grand 1,000-pound bronze bell, its chime echoing through the valley, setting the tone for your wine adventure. For more than 50 years, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has set the standard for excellence in Sonoma County. Renowned for crafting award-winning wines of unparalleled quality and offering guests authentic Sonoma wine country experiences, it’s a cherished destination for wine enthusiasts seeking the best of the region.

For travelers heading to Sonoma this summer, a visit to St. Francis Winery & Vineyards is essential. If you’re searching for outdoor adventure, wine tasting, and savoring local delights, we have the ideal day planned for you – an immersive Vineyard Adventure Tour and Estate Pairing.


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Vineyard Adventure: A Journey Through Sustainable Beauty

The adventure begins at the iconic California mission-style tasting room, where you’ll embark on a 1.2-mile journey through the picturesque and 100% certified sustainable Wild Oak Estate Vineyard. But this is no ordinary stroll! It’s a self-guided exploration that offers a deeper understanding of sustainable winemaking practices. Before embarking on your adventure, be sure to grab a glass of Rosé or Sauvignon Blanc to accompany you through the vineyard.

As you wander through the vine rows, sipping on award-winning wines crafted from grapes grown right on the property, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of Sonoma Valley. Learn about their commitment to sustainability as you encounter pivotal sites that support their 100% sustainable production techniques. From soil conservation to water management, you’ll gain insights into the meticulous care that goes into every bottle of St. Francis wine.

By the end of your vineyard adventure tour, you’ll have worked up an appetite and a thirst for more wine. Now, it’s time to head down to their outdoor vineyard portico and embark on an epicurean journey in their Estate Pairing experience.

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Estate Pairing: A Culinary Journey Through Sonoma’s Bounty

After your Vineyard Adventure, it’s time to indulge in the ultimate farm-to-table wine pairing experience. Retreat to the Vineyard Portico, where breathtaking views of the Sonoma Valley set the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Executive Chef Peter Janiak has curated a selection of seasonal dishes that perfectly complement their estate artisan wines.

Indulge in four exquisite courses, each crafted with fresh produce from their very own onsite Culinary Farm. From crisp salads to succulent main courses, every bite is a celebration of Sonoma’s rich culinary heritage. And, of course, each dish is expertly paired with one of their artisanal wines, creating a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

As you savor each mouthful, their knowledgeable wine educators will guide you through the tasting, sharing the stories behind each wine and offering insights into their sustainable approach to winemaking. All the while, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the vineyard, making this experience truly unforgettable.

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