We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
800-543-7713
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 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
Write a Review

142 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    106
    25
    6
    2
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hilton Head Island
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a very good wine tasting experience here using our Visa Signature card for free tastings. They were very accommodating and have some outstanding wines. We particularly liked the Zinfandel. This is a vineyard worth stopping at.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Astoria oregon
Top Contributor
756 reviews 756 reviews
171 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is truly not a more beautiful place to visit or get married in the Sonoma Wine Country! The exquisite lavender fields that surround the vineyard and the lovely hillside back drop -- in one word -- breathtaking! Our friends and family were absolutely blown away by the this gorgeous wedding venue. The food is amazing, the service is second... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Princeton, NJ
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bronxville, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rogers, Arkansas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Puyallup, Washington
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed St. Francis Winery and Vineyards also viewed

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
 
Kenwood, Sonoma County
Kenwood, Sonoma County
 

Been to St. Francis Winery and Vineyards? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing