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Address: 1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: 800-529-WINE or 707-963-7111
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Activities: Wine tasting

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Summer Tasting Tour

This was the first time we stopped here and were happy we did. The grounds are just beautiful. They have a large tasting room with a large patio to the left. The wines were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was the first time we stopped here and were happy we did. The grounds are just beautiful. They have a large tasting room with a large patio to the left. The wines were very good. We liked their Cab as well as the Mount Veeder Cab and Cab Franc. The young girl who was pouring was very knowledgeable with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a tasting and was served by Laura Coy who is the only reason we enjoyed it so much. The wine was nice, many different options/flights. You basically stand around a bar and are served each wine in a certain order and learn a little bit about it. I felt it was more to get you to buy from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Myself and my partner came here after a recommendation from a lovely couple we met at dinner who grow grapes for Franciscan. Wow- how lucky were we?! We got to the winery and were met by Steve. We told him we loved reds, and he picked the best wines from the two reserved tastings. Oh my goodness- these were some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped at the Franciscan as part of our day on the Wine Trolley. We had a nice tour, walked the vineyard and drank some fabulous wine.

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Palos Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

we went for winetasting but the bar tender barely spoke to us and just poured the wines for tasting. Wines were good but we learned nothing about them and since they didn't seem to care, we left afterwards without buying anything ....oh well !! Disappointing...

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

we didnt have this stop on our list but coul not resist the gorgeous property and fountain. We arrived later in the day. Not too many cars in the lot so we thought that they may have been closed. But we went in to check it out. The property is overwhelmingly beautiful. The over sized fountain makes a huge statement.... More 

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Charleston, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a great time at the winery. It was our first tour in the valley and we took Laura's "Sense of Terrior" tour. She was very well prepared, had an interesting tour and answered our million questions. Great wines all the way through, we can't say enough about her or the staff.

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Lecanto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went as part of a tour. The tour driver had provided a picnic lunch and after we finished we were introduced to our tour guide. As he guided us on our tour, he would stop and pour a sample of wine at four different locations. The gardens were quite pretty and the atmosphere laid back. At the end of... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This winery offers several wine tasting options AND will allow a couple to share rather than get stuck with the "per person" wine fee. One of the hosts, Dan, is really a joy to talk to about wine. The gift shop prices are not as high as other wineries and really invites you to want to make a purchase. IMPORTANT........ More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a brief blending class here. It was a lot of fun and very educational on a different level of the wines.

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