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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stfranciswinery.com/
  • Phone: (800) 795-6674
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M, Th Seatings at 11:00am, 2:00pm

    Lunch: F-Su Seatings at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

    Closed: T-W
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For groups wanting a private dinner at the Winery, we offer options for 8 to 64 people. At our Private Estate Dinners, guests enjoy a seven-course meal for 8-16 prepared by a St. Francis Chef. In this intimate, one-of-a-kind experience, guests have the Winery to themselves with their own personal chef.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelley Mingram (855) 780-8453

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 12
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Voted #1 Restaurant in America by Open Table users, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards offers a ZAGAT-recommended farm-to-table Wine & Food Pairing experience in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The 1½ hour pairing features a six-course tasting menu prepared by Executive Chef Bryan Jones (formerly of the fig café and wine bar), created to complement wines from St. Francis' artisan collection. Three scheduled seatings at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and two scheduled seatings at 11 am and 2 pm Mondays and Thursdays. Reservations for parties of 6 or larger are managed directly at the restaurant. Price: $50 plus tax (20% discount for St. Francis Wine Club Members).Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Terrific food and wine pairing. This was a steal for $50 apiece. My wife and I were visiting California for various events over the course of one week and this was easily the best meal we had. Also joined the winery's wine club because the wines, especially the Shiraz were divine. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a Wine & Food Pairing at the Saint Francis Winery. Not a restaurant."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Tremendous experience...the food was phenominal....the service just as good.....would do it again in a second....."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We did the food and wine pairing at 1:00 for our lunch. The food was great, and the tasting portions were large enough to count as lunch. There was a good variety of pork, chicken, and beef in the food tastings. The wine tastings were also really good with a variety of whites and reds."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was a fun experience; the food was delicious and presented well. There were 4 very mini main courses and a dessert course all paired with wines. My party of 4 were not completely full so I would call this a light lunch from the quantity aspect, which is fine if you are not expecting to be full when you leave. It is as advertised a gourmet food and wine paring. I did not like the seating format, as we were a party of 4 and were sitting in a row and it made conversation difficult."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The Food and Wine Pairing was absolutely the best experience I had in the wine country. The chef did an amazing job selecting food items to accompany the wine. The beautiful view of the vineyards and Mt. Hood was an added bonus! I hope to be able to experience this again."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food and wine were absolutely amazing. The pairing was perfect. This is a must do event!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The purpose of the food and wine tasting is to taste delicious food, fit for the eye and palate. Then it is paired with a good wine and the food brings out interesting nuances and notes of the selected wine. This is true of St. Francis' delicious five course tasting meal, served at the winery. We also thought the servers were knowledgable and were quite friendly, as well. It was well worth the price and we throughly enjoyed our time at the lovely setting."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a terrific time and absolutely loved this food and wine pairing experience. The whole tone of the afternoon was non-pretentious, with a savvy and friendly young staff in charge. The wines were excellent and the presentation of the elegant courses was flawless. Portions were more generous than expected. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "In October, 2013 we dined at the 11am St. Francis wine pairing lunch. The food and portions were perfect. Earlier this year, the chef departed to start his own restaurant in Sonoma and the sous chef left soon afterwards. On August 1, 2014 we eagerly returned but felt that the restaurant has lost a step. The new chef, Brian, is dedicated, but his portions are too large to be enjoyed with wine during a 1.5 hour seating. Of course, the wines are perfectly paired as we tasted 2 whites and 4 reds. Everyone who works at St. Francis is passionate about their job and it certainly shows."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was our first time at St. Francis food & wine pairing & it will not be our last! St. Francis is partial to reds but it's Chardonnay was delightful and non- oaky."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Fantastic experience and a great way to taste wine. Excellent value and portion size. Great atmosphere. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "What a gem. Everything was lovely about it - the food, the setting, the wines and the hostess did a great job describing the wines. We would go again in a minute!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a reservation for the Sunday 11:00am wine pairing on our last day in Sonoma. We are so glad we saved the best for last. It was an extraordinary experience in a beautiful setting. You should not miss this opportunity!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I had done the food and wine pairing with a group of friends a few months ago, so decided to make reservations for when my sister would be visiting from Illinois. In the meantime, the chef who had won all the accolades left to start his own restaurant, so I was a little nervous. I need not have been. The new chef is just as wonderful. I LOVED the sous vide method of preparing the wild king pacific salmon wrapped in a thin zucchini strip with the two tiny deep fried zucchini blossoms atop! And the portions remain very generous. We could hardly finish the dishes. My three guests were suitably impressed and some fine St. Francis wines were shipped back to Illinois!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The wine and food pairings experience was a lovely way to begin a day in the wine country. The tasting begins almost immediately, so arrive on an empty stomach. The staff was friendly and informative. One particular server noticed I had not touched the meat portion in my plate and discreetly asked if she could serve a vegetarian option. Needless to day, I was wowed by her attention to detail. The chef graciously greets you towards the end of the meal and is happy to share his recipes. This will easily be remembered as one of the high points in our trip."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I'm a local and will be bringing my future house guests to the wine and food pairings. Everything was wonderful, very low-keyed, friendly with a great staff."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Service was competent and attentive, at a very high level compared to most dining establishments. However, our hostess was not as energetic and personable as the one in our January visit (which had been the first luncheon seating). Maybe because this July we were at the second (later) seating. Her assistant seemed to be a bit new to the position, just a little off the pace. Or, maybe there had been two assistants serving at our earlier experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It was just a wonderfiul experience, cant really say more"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The wine pairing experience is both educational and entertaining Each tasting was simply amazing and well paired with their wine If you are visiting the area, we highly recommend a visit to the winery and this great experience"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "After visiting many wineries during our visit, this was a special treat and well worth the money. Enjoyed everything, even some of the wines that I don't normally drink. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I visited the winery for their 11am wine and food pairing. It was excellent. Great food and wine matched for each course. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Chef came out at the end of the meal to chat and get our feedback. Would definitely go back. Seating is for 16 - would be great as a group activity as well."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was without doubt one of the best wine and food pairings that we have attended. The portions were generous and delicious, and they were exelellently paired with the wines. St. Francis has come up with another great chef."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I'd heard fantastic things about this experience so we took out of town guests. It met and exceeded all my expectations (guests were wowed!). Food pairings perfect. Pours and small plates were very generous - total food (5 small plates) like a regular dinner. We are going again and again. Where can you have gourmet food and fantastic wine with every course for $50/person???!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was an awesome experience. Great food. Great wine. Either could stand alone on their own, but with what the chef did to pair the two together was AMAZING. Thank you for a great experience and the highlight meal of our 12 day vacation!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Fabulous food, fabulous pairings -- phenominal price! All in a beautiful, quiet setting. Was a bit concerned since David Bush had left, but the new chef is spectacular and didn't miss a beat in filling David's shoes. I want to move to the retirement community across the street so this can be my Sunday dinner every week!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Wine Pairing at St. Francis Winery is outstanding in every respect. It's a beautiful setting near Santa Rosa, the room is nicely decorated, quiet, and has large windows that provide beautiful views of the vineyard and hills. The food is perfectly prepared and very tasty, and the wines are all excellent. I took my wife and sister-in-law (it was her birthday). We thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to going back!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wonderful wine pairing lunch. I have been 4 times now and each time is different and amazing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The dining room was light and airy and comfortably seated 16 that were at our luncheon. The toasted almonds were a nice touch in the first course - pickled peach and burrata. The favorite of the 5 courses was chicken roulade. Each course had its own wine. For each course there was an explanation of food and wine flavors and what to expect. Great wines and great food in a beautiful setting. The executive chef came out at the end and spoke to the guests and answered questions. Can't wait for a chance to go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Really great food and wine pairing. Plenty of food for lunch and the right amount of wine."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We booked the wine and food pairing and must admit we were a bit skeptical despite the amazing reviews. We were floored not only by the amazing cuisine, but how the wine pairings truly brought out the essence of each pairing. The views are spectacular and speak for itself. We love the wine and winery so much we joined the wine club. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The setting is beautiful, the wines are truly notable and the food pairings are sensitive and creative. I especially enjoyed the old vine Zin paired with quail. A perfect afternoon in wine country."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have been here twice now for the lunch food and wine pairing. While not an inexpensive lunch it is worth every penny. Food is adventurous, fun and beautifully presented. Each course is paired with a generous wine pour to compliment the food, and one course has two wines poured with it for the diner to decided which wine pairs best. The highlight is the chef coming out at the end to answer questions. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food and wine pairing at St . Francis Vineyard was the absolute highlight of our recent trip to Sonoma. The food was sensational, each course artfully prepared, seasoned and plated. The wines served with each of the 5 courses were sensational. Of course my husband and I had to join the wine club after this superb culinary experience. Thank you St. Francis!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was a very pleasant experience. We sat at a lovely table and met interesting people. The staff guided us through the wine tasting and then the food pairing. We ate some delightful dishes we wouldn't have prepared at home. There was just enough wine and food to make a nice mid afternoon lunch without feeling stuffed or too tipsy. It was a good value for the price."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It is a great wine pairing. It is not a restaurant so don't think you will order whatever you like. It is a set menu. The people are amazing and super friendly. Will be returning later in the year."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We reserved a wine and food tasting at St. Francis after reading so many positive reviews. The food pairings were absolutely delicious and beautifully plated. I would never thought a winery could offer such a culinary experience. We had a 3:00pm tasting which was perfect for a late lunch. The presenter did a wonderful job explaining the wine and the food that was paired with it. At the end of the service the chef came out of the kitchen and talked about the courses and answered questions from the participants. Place St. Francis on your to do list and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, excellent food, informative host who guided us through the food and wine. One of the best things we've done in Sonoma!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "You receive such a great education in experiencing this wine & food pairing. You taste the difference in wine by itself and then with food through a delightful time at St. Francis. Brooke and Renee were so knowledgeable answering every question posed them. The food was amazing, the wines outstanding and the hostesses were exceptional."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The arrangement of the table was especially notable as we all had a view of the gorgeous mountains. The food and wine pairings were excellent. The serving staff delivered each course on a timely basis without any waiting whatsoever. The two ladies who talked about the wines served were very knowledgeable. Each course was interesting and plated in an artistic way. We had a delightful time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014