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Franciscan Oakville Estate

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Address: 1178 Galleron Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9790
Phone Number: 800-529-WINE or 707-963-7111
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The grounds are impeccable. Loved our visit. The host serving our tasting was knowledgeable and offered us many varieties which were not part of the flight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter W
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Apex, North Carolina
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Palm Springs, California
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159 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful estate with gardens, entre water feature, art pieces & a lovely building and ample parking. Step inside to a bustling tasting room/gift shop. The wines are excellent & the camaraderie with other guests and staff is fun. Be prepared to stand and truly enjoy the wines of this place.

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Apex, North Carolina
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are impeccable. Loved our visit. The host serving our tasting was knowledgeable and offered us many varieties which were not part of the flight.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I like the Franciscan Cabernet you can buy at any store--it is a good wine. We stopped here last year and couldn't get waited on so we left. Our friends wanted to go here this year so we stopped again. The woman who did our tasting was new and didn't know a whole lot about wine in general. I'm glad... More 

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Thank MamaGal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Friendly and knowledgeable staff and great wine. Being a red wine snob, I was shocked that I loved their Chardonnay so much. Great outdoor seating amongst flowers and other plants. If we go back to Napa, this will be on our must-do list.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

glad i was able to share part of the wine tasting with my mom. great tasting bar and roomy inside i guess that you would call their lobby/tasting bar --had fireside seating for the winter clean restroom

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Visited winery tasting lodge early in the day. Was greeted and served a selection of wonderful tasting red wines. The host was very informative and well versed in the types of reds produced at this winery.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

But the rest is pretty average. Could have used more employees, seems like one lady had to do ALL the pouring. However, finding their chocolate sauce made it worth the wait. Totally awesome......try some!

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Brenham, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Great wine... Nice staff! Beautiful premises! Enjoyed the person that helped us but seemed a bit corporate. Would say go enjoy wine but expect a little sales pitch

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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice winery. They combine .t. Veeder and Franciscan. The reds are very good. Leo did a great job telling us about the wine.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This was my 3rd for 4th time to the Franciscan Winery, and I enjoy it very time. It has a wonderful ambiance, from the fountain out in front to the decor of the interior, to the more private rooms off the main tasting area. Besides sampling the great wines, you'll enjoy just being there. Every time a leave with a... More 

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