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St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
800-543-7713
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Ranked #9 of 51 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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I made reservations for the food and wine pairing (reservations a must as they go fast). We were a little scared as we didn't know what half of the food was on the menu (come on we are from the south...it's fried chicken and taters). When we first arrived they give you a glass of wine to... More

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Glen Ellen
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61 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This food and wine pairing was well worth the price. About sixteen people are seated around in a semi-circle and five courses of appropriate food and wines are served. Our favorite was the salmon with pepper and zucchini. The seasoning was subtle and brought out the wonderful taste of the red wine. Also worth mentioning was the chicken with mushrooms... More

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

St Francis is one of my favourite California wine and had a chance to come to Sonoma to check them out. I was really glad I did because the food here was amazing. Yes the food, that's very different from many other wineries around. St Francis had a chef, not just a kitchen. The $30 cost to enjoy charcuterie on... More

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Alexandria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited St. Francis today for the food and wine pairing. What an incredible deal for $30. The wines were all wonderful and the food was top notch. Our server was Carol, who was friendly, not pretentious, and informative without being over-bearing. She gave us space to enjoy our wine and food, while also attending to anything we needed. We... More

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Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I chose a 'destination' winery as our first stop on the trail. I wanted a beautiful winery, something that would allow us to relax and just enjoy the beauty of the area. St. Francis exceeded my expectations. I wasn't expecting the wine to be as good, but it also exceeded my expectations. We did not do the food pairing, but... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

...There are so many things to do in Wine Country. Where do you start? And, with so many opinions, it can be hard to wade through all the reviews. If you do anything in Sonoma County at all, make sure you have time for a Wine & Food Pairing at St. Francis. Without a doubt, this is the best Wine... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We are members of St. Francis Wine Club and we enjoyed our last food and wine pairing so much, that it was at the top of our list on this trip. We were not disappointed! We had wonderful wines paired with gourmet foods over five courses. One of the best things we did on our trip this time and last.

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A beautiful location at the foot of Hood Mountain. The winery itself is very picturesque and the perfect setting for a pleasant wine tasting experience. The chef is renowned for food and wine pairing. The service is great and, oh yes, the wine is outstanding. If you have time for just one or two wineries, put this one on your... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This winery is always one of our stops when we are in Sonoma Valley, amazing wine region and so close to San Francisco. San Francis won the Open Table award for best restaurant for its fantastic food and wine pairing. Its a nice mission style building with surrounding vineyards. Many other picturesque and award-winning wineries are within minutes.

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