California Wine Regions
Browse Wineries

Sonoma » St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

« Back
Winery Search
Napa Valley Wineries
Paso Robles Wineries
Santa Barbara Wineries
Sonoma Wineries
San Luis Obispo Wineries
Mendocino Wineries
Monterey Wineries
Santa Clara Wineries
Santa Cruz Wineries
Sierra Foothills Wineries
Temecula Wineries
Lodi Wineries
Livermore Wineries
Lake County Wineries
Ventura & Malibu Wineries
San Joaquin Valley Wineries
San Diego Wineries
SF East Bay Wineries
CWA Poll
What is the best way to discover new wines & wineries?
Attend wine festivals
Wine country wine touring
Tasting at wine bars
Restaurant food & wine events
Wine shop tastings
Read articles in the wine press
Social media blogs
Food & Wine
How To Match
Pairing Cheese & Wine
Wine Country Recipes
Wine Shop
Napa Wine Bargains
Deals at
Wine Stuff
Wine Glossary
Wine Grape Varieties
Taste For Free Maps
Ask the Winemaker
How To Technically Taste Wine
Tasting Room Etiquette
Advisor Favorite Videos
All About Barrels
Seven Tips for Wine Events
Five Steps To a Perfect Wine Country Weekend
Father of California Wine
Taste The Stars
Santa Barbara and its 100 wineries
How To Read A Wine Label
More Stuff
Wine Tasting Links Member Rating
Map Winery
Email Page to a Friend
Save to CWA Favorites
Add to Wine Tasting Itinerary
Write Your Own Winery Review

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Video Tour

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

100 Pythian Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(888) 675-WINE

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Tasting fee $5 & $10
10% off 6-11 bottles, 20% case
  Tours by Appointment
  Reserve Food and Wine Paring program
Price Range:   $13 to $45 per bottle
Established:   1984
Vineyards:   600 acres
  250,000 case
VIP Tasting:   Yes

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Description

As you cross over the stone bridge to the Mission-style visitor center of
St. Francis Winery, it is as though you are stepping back in time to the days of early California. As you reach the bell tower you will spot the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint who was believed to have been the first to bring European grape cultivation to the new world. The visitor center grounds have lawns, fountains and tantalizing courtyards through which to stroll.

The new winery facility sits up against picturesque Hood Mountain, well behind the visitor center, and can be toured by appointment. The facility is state-of-the-art and is 60% powered by solar. The winery produces big, bold full-bodied wines with lots of flavor. Wines are produced from 100% Sonoma County fruit and are made with the philosophy of “maximum extraction, minimal intervention."

The tasting room, a spacious attractive tile-floored space with a fireplace at one end, offers three separate tasting bars. There is a beautiful slate patio with panoramic views of the surrounding Wild Oak Vineyards, lavender-dotted gardens and vistas of the Sonoma Valley. There are two tasting options, as well as a daily Reserve Food and Wine Pairing Program, for which a chef on the premises will create delectable appetizers to accompany a selection of four reserve wines. There is a well-stocked gift shop with wine accessories, logo clothing, and large-format bottles for sale.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Gift Shop
"Green" Technology
Write Your Own Winery Review

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Reviews

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
A personal favorite
We have enjoyed visiting St. Francis for several years now and finally decided that we needed to become club members here because we enjoy the wine, the people and the location/view. Being primarily red drinkers we are drawn to their Zins and Cabs, but also really like the Sauv. Blanc. Because of the rotation of free sensory experience displays, the high quality of serving personnel, the great wine and the fantastic panoramic views, I would highly recommend a stop at St. Francis.

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Good Food/Wine Pairings
Jetteo, Champaign
If you go to this tasting room, definitely do the reserve tasting. The reserve tasting costs more, but sharing it between 2 people is common. The tasting takes place in a separate small room with a huge stone fireplace. You get very personal and friendly treatment. Each wine is marvelously paired with an appetizer that is freshly prepared by the chef. While you wait for the reserve tasting, feel free to ask for something off the regular tasting, they won’t charge you extra. You can also ask for additional wines in the reserve room as well. Wines I especially like are the Mourvedre and Sangiovese. For Port lovers, their Port is a steal. Be sure to stroll around the grounds, too.

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Absolutely Breathtaking
Divine Wine, Roseville
Great history and amazing landscaping. Their are several flowing fountains and gorgeous flowers. Their wines are bold and as the pourer commented, would pair well with equally bold meals. Would like to try the food and wine pairing next time. Wonderful.

Review Disclaimer

The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

Advanced Winery Search
CWA Members

Free Membership
Recent Newsletters

Wine Country
About CWA | Contact Us | Advertise with CWA | List Your Winery | Site Map | Privacy/Affiliate Policy | Promote Your Winery on CWA