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St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
800-543-7713
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Ranked #7 of 52 Activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Christened the St. Francis Winery after Saint Francis of Assisi, whose Franciscan order was the first to bring grape cultivation to America. Known for... more » Owner description: Christened the St. Francis Winery after Saint Francis of Assisi, whose Franciscan order was the first to bring grape cultivation to America. Known for its robust and flavorful wines, this picturesque vineyard is nicknamed "House of Big Reds." « less
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Astoria oregon
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328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Somewhat busy, we sat outside they were congenial and polite. Did not seem as had enough time for us as those sitting at the bar which was full of patrons. Pleasant experience over all. Their flights ran ten dollars, which seemed a give away compared to other wineries . Return ? Yes Recommend. Yes.

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Austin, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful grounds and excellent service. Wine was fantastic. Can't wait to receive my first wine club shipment. Carol (I believe her name was) was very helpful and explained us all about them. We discovered that we really like Zinfandel. Yum

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Princeton, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We've enjoyed excellent food and wine pairings before, but never one more thoughtful or more attuned to bringing out the range of tastes in food and wine equally. Since the menu changes on a rolling basis according to the wines that become available (a new course is rotated in roughly once each week) there's not to be gained from singling... More

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Bronxville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food and wine pairing lunch was amazing. The chef has managed to make each ingredient be able to stand alone. The staff was knowledgeable of each pour. This was one of the best dining experiences ever.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at St. Francis not expecting much. We hadn't heard a lot about the wines, other than the fantastic wine and food pairing that they put together. We stopped in and, luckily, got hooked with Dean James for a tasting in their beautiful tasting room. Dean was the consummate host and breathed life into the stories behind each bottle... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited this winery during our stay at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa. And I am glad we did so. The staff was very kind and courteous and made us feel welcome. We tasted a few wines and we thought some of them were quite exquisite. We liked the Syrah a lot and ended up buying it as well.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited 5 wineries during our stay in Sonoma county and the experience in the tasting room was outstanding. Unlike other wineries in the area, in St Francis we had our own member of staff serving us for our tasting ($10 per person), he was very knowledgable and really went the extra mile to help us enjoy the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited St Francis for a wine tasting during our stay in Kenwood, Sonoma. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the tasting - both for the superb wine and information we gained. We had a wine tasting each so were poured 10 different wines in total allowing us to sample more of the wines. Our only... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Made reservations as far out as possible based upon all the spectacular reviews, including the "Voted #1 in America" by Open Table users. We walked in skeptical and walked out convinced! Even before the scheduled meal time, and as you check in, one is poured a glass of sauvignon blanc to enjoy as you walk around. At the scheduled time,... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Reserved a wine pairing luncheon based on the wonderful reviews and my husband and I were certainly in agreement; it was fabulous. Lovely semi circular setting for our food/wine experience while gazing at a beautiful landscape. Our server was very informative and most pleasant. Each small (appetizer size) plate of food was accompanied by a wine. Each were different but... More

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