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Franciscan Oakville Estate

1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
800-529-WINE or 707-963-7111
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Ranked #26 of 87 Activities in St. Helena
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting

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Truckee, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Always one of the highlights of my trip. Love this building, the location, the staff and the wine! The tastings here are great and don't miss the Mt Veeder tastings too. Fountain Court is pretty special and always a Suprise taste. Excellent choice when touring napa or even if only making one stop.

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Santa Barbara
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have never been, but have driven by several times. Stopped in and was amazed at the lovely tasting room and the amazing Mt. Vedeer Cab. Deja Harrington, Director of Hospitality, made our visit extra special and the whole team was great!!

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The blending seminar was the best thing we did in Napa valley. Well worth the price! When we arrived we enjoyed a taste of a lovely and crisp Sauvignon Blanc while waited on the patio. I expected to be in a large group of people but it was just us with the instructor (sorry I can't remember his name) in... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Franciscan was the first stop on our tour. I particularly enjoyed tasting the grapes right off the vines.....soooo sweet and enjoyable. My husband is still talking about it and wishes he had ate more! The wines were good, our host was welcoming and the gift shop was quite nice with many choices to browse through. The grounds are pretty and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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235 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were on a private tour thanks to our friend who works for Constellation. I think our hosts name was Tom and he really showed as a nice time. It was fun to go out and taste the different grapes on the vines. We really learned a lot. The wines were all great. The gift shop was nice too.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a great surprise at the end of a long day of a Napa wine tour. As it turned out, this was my favorite winery of the 4 we visited that day. We enjoyed a great 2013 Rose, 2013 Fountain Court White Wine, and a 2010 Clos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - I found them all to be wonderful, even the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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101 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had an enjoyable afternoon here with my wife tasting a flight of good wine and conversing with the engaging staff. Deano in particular was very helpful and knowledgeable about the history of the area and the wineries around us.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to Franciscan after enjoying the cab and chardonnay available in Michigan. We were very disappointed with the winery visit. We found the wines to be only ok. The whites (besides the chardonnay) were too sweet. Our server was not very attentive and not knowledgable at all. Perhaps if we had a better server we would have had a... More 

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Visalia, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
68 attraction reviews
3,750 helpful votes 3,750 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I come to this winery mostly to buy and the tasting is always a plus, I love their magnificat wines, I used to have few of their bottles and I always try to come back for more, if you are in the area you should try their wine. Great customer service too.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Last stop on our day of winery fun. Reserved our spot on the patio. Great attention from the staff. Options for both red/white wine drinkers.

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