St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

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In the heart of Sonoma Valley, enjoy our seated, multi-course Wine & Food Pairing by Executive Chef Trevor Eliason. Chef Eliason creates an assortment of small dishes each paired with one of our hand-selected, Artisan Collection wines. Enjoy stunning vineyard views and a fine dining presentation at a shared table. Each 1½ hour seating is hosted by one of our friendly wine experts, creating a relaxing, fun and unforgettable wine country experience. We offer three scheduled seatings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Thursday- Monday. Price: $85 retail | $68 Wine Club Members
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Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pairing with fabulous wines!
Highly recommended.
Foods and menu changes with the seasons and the wines...really special!

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M
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a delightful lunch. We look forward to returning!

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a
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and are members. It wasn’t the most memorable meal of all that we’ve had but still very delicious and the wines always paired well. Will continue to go back and bring friends each time.

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HL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food and wine pairing experience with my family was a wonderful adventure with very good dishes and some excellent wine pairings. Christina's help in arranging the event was much appreciated. Meeting her, and having her chat with my family, made the visit much more personal. Thank you Christina!
Our group's assessment of the overall experience is that it was very enjoyable. No real serious suggestions to improve it. We have a few wine connoisseurs in the group so, they of course, evaluated the wines served with the dishes we ate with a much more critical palette. The only thing I did not enjoy was the Wagyu beef/pork patty. It was probably an excellent pairing for the wine with which is was presented but, for me, it was "tough" and a bit on the not very flavorful side. With cuts of meat that are so lean I understand why it would have not been as tender as I would have liked. Of all of us who were eating/drinking, I have the least developed wine palette. But I do have a very well developed taste/flavor palette when it comes to food. I would have preferred the beef presented on its own. in a manner that would have paired as well with the wine served as the chef thought the beef/pork combination did.

Finally, if possible, it would have been very nice if a BIG fire was going in the fireplace in the dining room. The room is so large...it can support a much bigger fire which would, in turn, provide a bit more ambience. The communal nature of the dining experience was great, but the room itself is a so large, without much other decor, that a "roaring" fire would have enhanced the event even more.

All in all, a truly delightful experience and highly recommended.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great great great.

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DF
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth visit over two years and the result is the same, great food, great wine and a great experience.

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JW
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent multi course food and wine pairing. Each course freshly prepared, some with inventive combinations of flavors. The duck confit was only ok. The rest were very good to superb. The price increase takes the value down a notch from the five previous times we’ve enjoyed this pairing experience.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect pairing of the perfect foods with the best wines in Sonoma. expertly done in a beautiful setting.

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CW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our tasting at St. Francis Winery as we celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. The views, wine, and pairings made it a special. The chef and staff are incredible.

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K
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun afternoon, but this year was fantastic. New chef is very talented. Overall great day.

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T
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special experience!!
The wine and food pairing is exceptional!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! This was a great experience. The food, people, and wine were all absolutely wonderful. We all will be back again!
One member in our group even joined the wine club - the wine was that great! One of the other guests Andy, was an unexpected treat! Thank you for the hospitality, wine, and delicious meal!

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended the Food and Wine pairing during the week before Christmas. Due to low attendance, we received very personal service. The food was excellent, very varied and chosen to compliment the flight of wines served.

Although the event is pricey per person, the ambiance of being at the St. Francis Winery makes it a very special occasion. The Food and Wine pairing circular table (accommodates up to 16 people in a seating) is set overlooking the vineyard.

The common tasting room was decorated for Christmas and smelled great. Overall ambiance was beautiful and welcoming. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 5th time and everything was outstanding! The food was fabulous and beautifully plated. The setting was lovely & the service was fun and efficient. The circular table gets everyone talking which is really fun. Don't miss it!

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BV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New chef but as always terrific. Good winter menu.

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GR
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this wine paring meal! Such a delight with excellent wine and food!

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MG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to the food and wine pairing here at St. Francis for the last few years. We were always impressed by the offerings of the last chef, Brian Jones, and weren't sure what to expect with the new chef, Trevor Eliason. No reason to worry....the food was delicious and paired well with the delicious St. Francis wines. Risotto with lobster, then pork belly, then duck....amazing! The only miss for us was the dessert...the salted caramel ice cream was very good, but the dry cake and undercooked pear were disappointing. But overall, we thought the food was great and will definitely be back again!

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J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine and food pairing.

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JT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 5th time attending the wine pairing, AWESOME. We have made this a yearly tradition.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience from the food to the service was excellent! Can't wait to go again.

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AT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is impeccable. The food pairing experience is charming as well as thoroughly delicious. The staff there genuinely care about your experience and it really really shows.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best places I know. Amazing food and wine paired beautifully . A very soecial experience.

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting experience in a gorgeous setting. The food and wine were superb. Would definitely recommend and we are looking forward to coming again!

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AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the tasting menu. It lived up to all of our expectations. The wine selections were solid. We bought three of the ones we were served. The food pairings were top notch. Very creative and well put together. To top it off, the experience was just plain fun. It is set up as a group event. (you and several friends you have not yet met). Everyone is seated at the same time. Two half-circled tables face each other, each seating about ten people, with room in between for the servers. So you face all the other diners, and see everyone's reactions to the tastings. From the middle of the circle, the hosts can then explain the pairings as they are served. At the end, the chef comes out to explain his take on each dish. We did not regret the moderate cost. The whole experience was well worth it. Next time we are two thousand miles away from home, we will come again!

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Very friendly staff and great experience.

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K
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu here is fabulous and its a great way to spend an afternoon. Great place to bring friends and visitors from out of town. Both wine & food are excellent

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GS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!
Great ambiance, knowledgeable staff in explaining both the wines & food they are paired with.
The food is, in a word is outstanding!!!
I look forward to this event every year & have recommended St. Francis to many of my friends!

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous setting. Ample wines pours and as much as they would like the wine to be the star of the show, the food was phenomenal. With that said, it was made even better by the wines. The only thing that would have made it better was bigger portions of both! Small intimate setting. Also, have an open mind - I was not excited about a few things on the menu and surprised myself at how much I enjoyed them!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful group seating very informative about the wines. I will definitely be back.

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AW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Food & Wine Pairing was a special experience. We got to taste some wonderful wines and learn a little bit about them, and also sample some yummy food. It was also an opportunity to interact with other food and wine loving people in a relaxed and intimate environment.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Way too rushed to enjoy our wine and food pairings.🙁

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PG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I joined the St Francis Wine Club after my second visit to the winery. Wether it’s food or wine you seek this place sits at the top of my lists.

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JH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings and perfect service and food. Lots of info on the wine, food that was chosen to be paired with the wine and about the countryside and vineyard, but not too much to be overwhelmed. A very special experience indeed and we look forward to doing it again!

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L
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Wine/Food pairing is absolutely fabulous! This was my second time to enjoy it and was as excited as the first time. Lovely wines with the perfectly selected food pairings!

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GV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine pairing was outstanding. Food beautifully presented and delicious. Staff very knowledgeable. Chef joined us st the end to answer questions.

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A
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch tasting experience. We had wanted to try the reserve wines and this seemed an ideal way to do it. The food was a bonus. Turns out, the food was fantastic, paired perfectly with a selection of white and red wines from the collection. The duck confit dish was my favorite, but the dessert pairing was my friend's favorite dish. The setting was lovely, set in a large room with floor to ceiling windows with opposing semi circular tables. The hostesses were well informed, personable, and balanced the flow of the meal very well. I would recommend to anyone looking for a delightful wine and food pairing. Well worth the money. Lasted about 90 minutes and started us off on the right foot for wine tasting in the region.

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JL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly stellar experience. Rene our host was very knowledgeable and hospitable. The food and wine pairings were spot on. I recommend keeping all your wines to try with the different courses. Excellent.

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L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish, it was a wonderful experience.

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M
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the wine-food pairing was a fantastic experience. Sometimes it will be four out the five courses that are outstanding, with one being so-so. This time all five were wonderful. I criticized my last visit (well, it was more poking fun and mocking than criticizing) for overdoing the description and role of the ingredients. E.g., ". . . and he added a little X to offset the sweetness of the Y and a little Z to offset the tartness of the X and a little P to complement the tanginess of the Z and a little Q to compliment the effect of the P, etc. etc. etc." This time they had cut way back on that so that it was much less pretentious and easier to understand and actually taste. Five stars plus, as usual. The new chef is doing a great job. I think he can land them a third "Best in the whole U.S." ranking.

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the pairing. Great people. The first theee dishes were great, the last one with a tomato and burger was sub par , a disappointment.
Chef Bryan rocked it, the new chef needs to step it up.

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