Wine estate and vineyards of Saint-François

As one of California’s most respected family producers of premium, award-winning wines, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has been honoring Sonoma Valley’s unique terroir through its winemaking and cooking programs since 1971. Certified Sustainable Winemaker in California, 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 for nurture organic food gardens. To mark 50 years of exceptional winemaking, St. Francis is offering a host of new experiences, vineyard exclusives and festive engagements throughout 2021 to celebrate the occasion.

New tasting experiences

50th Anniversary Flight

Journey through the winery’s 50-year heritage of winemaking excellence in Sonoma County in this exclusive anniversary experience. Taste a curated selection of signature and limited-edition wines, each reflecting the long heritage of the winery’s talented winemakers.
$30 per person, free for wine club members.
Offered from Thursday to Monday, 45 minutes

Real estate match

Relax in your couple sitting on the courtyard patio overlooking the scenic mountain peaks and estate vineyards. Your expert host will guide you through four fine wines, perfectly paired with a series of chef-prepared gourmet delights as you appreciate the beauty of the terrain and enliven your palate.
$60 per person. Mandatory reservation.
Offered Thursday to Monday, 75 minutes

Tower of Saint-Francois

Climb aboard and pedal through the estate’s beautiful vineyards and grounds on a pedal cart winery tour and tasting. This fun and informative traveling wine tasting tour is sustainably run by your foot. Learn about their history, viticulture, and production practices while sipping wines at the Wild Oak Vineyard. $50 per person. Mandatory reservation.
Offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 90 minutes

Virtual tastings

Can’t make it to the winery in person? St. Francis has a newly developed 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 to private or corporate groups of an additional 10 people depending on their palate and tasting goals. It’s as simple as ordering your wines, scheduling a virtual tasting, receiving your batch of wines, and then enjoying an authentic Sonoma experience right at your table.

New spaces

Newly renovated winery spaces, like the Club Members Lounge and Terrace, and jaw-dropping public venues like the Vineyard Portico provide even more reason to plan a visit to the winery. Experience 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 hosted in this beautiful Sonoma Valley setting to make your next gathering truly memorable; stfranciswinery.com/private-events.

Saint-François 50th anniversary wine

Commemorative Wine Collection

50th anniversary sparkling wine

Created for their golden anniversary, the 2016 Blanc de Noir is crafted in a variation on the classic style with the addition of Pinot Gris to the traditional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. Aromatic notes of Braeburn apple and warm brioche combine with a delicate effervescence to create a lively and refined sparkling. Crisp and balanced acidity on the finish. $90, 750ml
50th Anniversary Commemorative Magnum
Engraved, 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 beans lead to decadent notes of bittersweet chocolate and ripe fig. Layered with cassis, roasted sage and sandalwood, the wine culminates in a long finish of ripe dark fruit and elegant tannins.

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