St. Francis Vineyards and Vineyards
As one of California’s most respected award-winning family-owned premium wine producers, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has honored the unique Sonoma Valley terroir through its winemaking and culinary programs since 1971. A Certified Sustainable California Winemaker , the eco-friendly winery uses 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 organic food gardens. To mark 50 years of exceptional winemaking, St. Francis is offering a host of new experiences, wine exclusives and festive commitments throughout 2021 to celebrate the occasion.
New tasting experiences
50th anniversary flight
Travel through the winery’s 50-year heritage of winemaking excellence in Sonoma County on this exclusive anniversary experience. Taste a selection of branded wines and limited edition wines, each reflecting the long heritage of the cellar’s talented winemakers.
$ 30 per person, free for wine club members.
Available Thursday to Monday, 45 minutes
Matching of estates
Relax with your couple sitting on the courtyard patio overlooking the picturesque mountain peaks and vineyard views of the estate. Your expert host will guide you through four beautiful wines, perfectly paired with a series of gourmet delights prepared by the chef as you appreciate the beauty of the grounds and brighten up your palate.
$ 60 per person. Mandatory reservation.
Available Thursday to Monday, 75 minutes
Tower of Saint Francis
Climb aboard and cycle through the estate’s beautiful vineyards and grounds on a pedal-powered vineyard tour and tasting. This fun and informative traveling wine tasting tour is sustainably managed by your strength in your foot. Learn about their history, viticulture, and production practices while sipping wines among the Wild Oak Vineyard. $ 50 per person. Mandatory reservation.
Offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 90 minutes
Can’t make it to the cellar in person? St. Francis has a new virtual tasting program to introduce you to wine country! 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 additional people depending on their palate and tasting goals. It’s as easy as ordering your wines, scheduling a virtual tasting, receiving your wine package, and then enjoying an authentic Sonoma experience, right at your table.
Newly renovated wine-growing spaces like the club member’s lounge and terrace as well as breathtaking public places like the vineyard portico offer even more reason to plan a visit to the winery. Experience the high hospitality offerings and epicurean delights prepared by Executive Chef Janiak in the private lounge-like environment. Weddings, private events or corporate gatherings can be organized in this beautiful setting of the Sonoma Valley to make your next gathering truly memorable; stfranciswinery.com/private-events.
Commemorative wine collection
50th Anniversary Sparkling Wine
Created for their golden anniversary, the Blanc de Noir 2016 is produced in a variation of the classic style with the addition of Pinot Gris to the traditional grape varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aromatic notes of Braeburn apple and hot brioche combine with a delicate effervescence to create a lively and refined sparkle. Lively and balanced acidity on the finish. $ 90, 750 ml
50th anniversary commemorative magnum
Engraved, numbered and signed by winemakers Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, the 2016 Lagomarsino Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum Limited Edition (1.5 L) is an exemplary bottling of the estate’s focus on 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-coated espresso bean lead to decadent notes of bittersweet chocolate and ripe fig. With layers of cassis, roasted sage and sandalwood, the wine ends with a long finish of ripe dark fruit and elegant tannins.