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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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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
Rick E
Glendale, Arizona

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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I went on a wine tour in July. We had this as our second stop. I made an appointment and had an e-mail confirmation. Not only did we have a tasting appointment but we also ordered a cheese plate. When we got there, not only could they not find our reservation, they took us outside where we... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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618 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of friends stop in for a tasting of these wonderful wines at the end of a long day of trying different wines. We had made a reservation for six people several days in advance. At the time of the tasting only four of us wanted to participate. The wine pourer told us not to worry and... More 

Thank RiceWP
San Angelo, Texas
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was actually our third visit over the last five years. We have returned each trip to Napa because the wines are consistently good and the staff is always pleasant, informative and not pushy. This last trip we decided to join their wine club and I don't think we will be disappointed.

Thank lrw1974
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A beautiful fountain is the first thing you see upon approaching the winery. The tasting room is well managed and the tasting options are affordable. Very nice way to spend some time while in the Napa Valley.

Thank GrapeHeart
Las Vegas, Nevada
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245 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Why do wineries in the Napa Valley feel like they have to make a wine that they price at $100? There aren't many wines that justify that price tag and here at Franciscan, their wine prices felt super insulting if not embarrassing. The main reason for my 2 star rating is their ridiculous tasting fee policy. One $25 tasting fee... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We had a great time at Franciscan Estate! Roberto went above and beyond in making us feel welcome and like part of the family and in educating us on the historical aspects of the vineyard. I would highly recommend putting this on your list and make sure you ask for Roberto! Cheers Victor

Thank Victor C
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116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Toured Franciscan winery while on a Napa Valley Wine Trolley guided tour recently. Beautiful winery with nice tasting (additional $20 per person). Had a wonderful lunch on an open courtyard at this winery which was very nice as part of or tour. Highly recommended!!

Thank Guypicard
San Sebastian
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great experience in beautiful setting. Loved the people, the wine and the service. Will return. Definitely recommend!

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Glendale, Arizona
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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 

Thank Rick E
Ft. Lauderdale
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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