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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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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We had been a member of their Zin Club and treated very well. No longer a member we were now part of the production line - taste and move along. Only wanted to taste Zins.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had an excellent private tasting here. We did not do the food pairing but we heard it was great. Alan was a lot of fun. As with most other wineries, the setting was outstanding. Very pleasant overall experience and the wine was excellent

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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

this was way beyond our expections. the hostess was very knowledgeable about both the food and wine combinations. The chef was very talented. the view was spectacular.

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