St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

4.9
1091 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
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: $72 retail | $57.60 Wine Club Members
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Thursday-Monday Seatings at 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
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Phone number
(800) 795-6674
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Trevor Eliason
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Private party facilities
Call us to discuss your next private event!
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Private party contact
Katie Phillips: (855) 780-8453
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Cross street
Hwy 12
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Chef's Table, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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R
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a wonderful time enjoying the tasting and wine pairing. It was a really great experience.

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KD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine pairing. Tried a few foods I don't normally eat and they were delicious. Great experience to match food and wine.

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a
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Food and Wine Pairing and wow! This was an incredible meal and all around experience. Highly suggest getting there a little early and walking around the vineyards before your tasting begins - it is a truly beautiful setting. This experience is a 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings, but the portions were very good sizes (see pictures). I only got 3 pictures because the other two courses were so delicious, I couldn't wait to eat them. The pictures don't do the food justice. Just know that it was the best meal we had in Sonoma! HIGHLY recommend!

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Z
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine and food pairing at St Francis is amazing. Of course the wine is superb, but the food is mouth watering too. The Duck Confit is the best duck we’ve ever had. The service was educational and well done.

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R
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

New chef does not quite have the food and wine pairing down like the previous chef did who was amazing. A hard act to follow. But still a very memorable experience

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p
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This experience was a phenomenal wine/food pairing. We tried some of their best wines along with little bites of amazing food from their head chef (who came out at the end to answer questions). It was a perfect event during our honeymoon!

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g
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. The rave reviews are unwarranted and overstated. The food was good but not great. Every molecule was described. Wine not so good - even w/ wine pairing, good food did not elevate the wine.

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GK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine pairing was fantastic. As always.

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AV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of four enjoyed the food and wine pairing. Every course was delicious!

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SF
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wine pairing. The food was delicious and unique. The wine went well with each course and the setting was intimate, allowing for conversations and questions with our hostess. Truly an unforgettable meal. The chef joined us as the end of the meal to explain his ingredients and food choices, which made the event all the more memorable. Great job.

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We attended the wine and food pairing lunch. The food was creative and delicious. The wine was fabulous and the information and service by the staff valuable.

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KS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five-course wine and food pairing was everything we had hoped. The food was locally sourced, fresh, and creative, and each course was paired with an amazing St. Francis wine. The entire two-hour dining experience was wonderful, and I would recommend it for anyone that enjoys great food and wine. Plan ahead. Reservations are needed and fill up quickly. Plan ahead.

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WM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do the St Francis wine & food pairing every year. The food is always creative and delicious. The wine is also wonderful. Overall a great experience in a very beautiful setting.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have always loved the food and wine pairing here but this time instead of every course being fabulous, the food was merely okay. There is a new chef. Will try it perhaps once more and see if it can go back to fabulous

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OT
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We’re members of this winery. We loved the previous chef Brian and the one before him. The new one is good, but not as sophisticated flavors and pairings. We will be back to try again. We love the staff, the wines and the winery. Renee is the best

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine pairing lunch is amazing. The experience is wonderful on every level. The dining room seats only 16 people and overlooks the beautiful vineyard. The hosts are fun and knowledgeable and review each course and wine. The food is beautifully presented and covers a range of local ingredients. I would come here every month if I lived nearby.

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PR
San Francisco
154 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding pairing of food and wine. All food was exceptional and wines were premium.

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FC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Each wine paired well and we enjoyed the experience. It's expensive but a nice special occasion treat.

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H
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a special treat when out of town friends, who love good wine, come to town!

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K
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine and food tasting was fabulous! Every bite and sip divine! Just a tiny bit rushed would be my only complaint.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the loveliest experiences I have had in the wine country. Exquisite cuisine paired with exceptional wine. Would highly recommend this experience. The breathtaking setting, fabulous service, delectable cuisine and wine selections, ambiance, and special attention to detail was all excellent!

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b
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our third visit and still great.
We were nervous about the new chef, but he was wonderful.

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GF
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We came here 6 months ago and it was so wonderful that we came again but we were very disappointed this time~come to find out that they have a new chef which explains the major problem.
It is sad when we both agreed that the only good things were the vanilla ice cream with the huckleberry sauce and the port.
The lobster chow mein had very little flavor ~ just the 3 small bites of lobster tasted deceit.
The pan seared white sea bass was cooked too long and was dried out.
The duck confit was dry also.
The worst was the beef and pork “meatloaf” that was served in a weird bowl and was hard and not worth a second bite.
The wines were OK but nothing special.
At the end the hosts said if we wanted another sip of wine to let them know, so my HH asked one host for a bit more of the port. Nothing happened, so after a few minutes he asked the other host for a bit more but again she brought nothing. After we left the table and we were standing at the register paying, my HH said aloud, that it would have been nice to have more port. So as we were leaving, suddenly a host brings a glass of port to which my HH replied that it was too late now since we were leaving.
We will NOT come back because $72 a person for ice cream, sauce and port, is too expensive and besides there was the poor service.
The only good thing to say was they did a nice job at preparing gluten free dishes for me~too bad they did not taste good.

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IG
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The wines and food pairings were excellent. The only negative view I had was that the tasting room was extremely chilly.

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The two presenters should have been more professional and knowledgeable

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our second time eating here. The first time the food was so rich, even though it seemed like small portions, I couldn't eat it all. This time, I felt it was the perfect amount of food. My sea bass was a bit dry (hence the 4 stars rather than 5). Everything else was incredibly perfect including the wonderful wines.

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LB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful and delicious, as always! We try to do the food and wine pairing at the onset of each new season... or whenever we have visitors from out-of-town. Very special experience and it never gets old.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine and food pairing at St. Francis is always and outstanding experience and a great way to provide a treat for good friends.

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G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fourth time here and each time it gets better

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NE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding wine and food pairing experience. Food is of Michelin quality - beautifully presented and executed. And what value - at most restaurants you would pay double the current charge for the food alone, let alone the very good wines.

The only drawback is that the menu is set (except re dietary requirements) so you can't be picky.

If visiting Napa and are in any way a foodie (and most visitors to Napa are) you would be a fool to miss out on this!

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine pairing lunch was outstanding. It was an intimate group of 16 in a lovely setting overlooking the vineyard. I tried food I never thought I would such as duck as the dishes were so well put together and flavorful. The staff is very friendly, and the wines were wonderful.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

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J
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of kind food/wine pairing experience! Highly recommended.

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TK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first wine and food pairing and met all my expectations...and more if that's possible. It was like having 4 delicious main courses at the same dinner plus the wine pairing chosen by the winery made it just right. and yes, the dessert pairing made it a perfect ending. I want to go again.

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M
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, tasty dishes paired with a variety of wines. Highly recommend!

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and grown daughter went for the food and wine pairing, and raved about it.

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S
Jacksonville
44 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was rated among the top 100 on OpenTable in the entire U.S. In fact, I thought I read somewhere that it was #1. While we truly enjoyed this experience and would recommend it for both its quality food and its reasonably good value, the bar was set absurdly high. It's a great experience, but top 100 in the country? I don't know that I'd go that far. Don't let that dissuade you, however. It's still a great 90-minute experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like wine and food, it is an excellent deal. Everything is thoughtfully prepared and delicious.

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H
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was a special treat!!! The pairing of the wine and food was superb. We will definitely do it again.

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d
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hate giving such grate reviews. Too many people might start going.

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