St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
This was our second time at St Francis and if it's possible, it was better than our first (which was outstanding!). 5 courses with wine pairings, each course matched to the wine, an utterly fantastic experience. If you find yourself in Sonoma/Santa Rosa, go here!
My wife and I attended the wine and food pairing at St. Francis Winery last week. This was the highlight of our visit to Sonoma Valley. Everything really was perfect! The Winery itself is absolutely beautiful, with lovely sculpture and gardens, and we were greeted with a nice chardonnay to sip while we waited for the rest of the guests.
We had 5 courses of food paired with 5 reserve wines. Everything was prepared perfectly from a delicious Arctic Char with crispy mushroom paired with a wonderful Pinot Noir to a grilled Waygu beef with fresh Chimichurri served with a beautiful cab. The food was perfectly paired with each course of wine.
The wine director was very informative and walked us through the entire experience, and when the chef was introduced at the end of the meal he received a unanimous ovation.
I wouldn’t hesitate to attend another pairing at St. Francis, and would highly recommend the experience to anyone in the area!
Very pleasant experience with great wines and super food!
Wonderful food and wine.
Less wonderful than before. Change of chefs is evident. Food needed finishing touches and was cold. otherwise good with wonderful hosts
Great wine pairing lunch for the price! Very knowledgeable staff. Amazing food! Beautiful views!
A wonderful experience all around
Amazing experience! Great hosts with innovative food that showcases the wine.
Amazing experience! We’ve eaten at the French Laundry and experience rivaled that in every aspect!
It doesn’t get better than this!! They pair the food to the wine...just spectacular!
The food and wine pairing is an amazing taste experience. The chef and his staff truly put their hearts into their work. The servers are knowledgeable and friendly, and the atmosphere is calm and welcoming.
I finally got around to reserving the food and wine pairing that St Francis Winery is known for and I am not disappointed. The food was amazing and the wine was perfect.
Attended the Food and Wine Pairing for our anniversary. Amazing experience. The food and wine were excellent, as was the staff person. that guided us through the experience. I would highly recommend.
We did the wine and food pairing. Intimate setting for about 16 people. Food was excellent and was fun to pair with wine.
We did a wine pairing. The wine was perfectly paired with each delicious dish.
We enjoyed a multi-course meal with paired wines. All courses were exceptional, with the Moroccan fish tagine and grilled Wagyu beef being most notable. The 2014 Old Vines zinfandel from My Father's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley was the perfect complement to the Wagyu beef, and was our favorite wine of the event. We also enjoyed the 2015 Chardonnay, Wild Oak Vineyard, Sonoma Valley. A self-guided stroll through the vineyard concluded our visit.
Wine and food were fantastic, our host were knowledgeable. The overall experience great!!!
My wife and I booked the wine and food pairing as part of our anniversary celebration. We had read so much about it and it surpassed all expectations, despite the fact that we learned the winery was in transition between executive chefs. Sous Chef Eric Watesky and helpers provided an extraordinary experience for about a dozen of us. We were educated on the food, wine and tastes by a pair of very knowledgeable lady hosts. For me the highlight was the pairing of 2014 Old Vines Zin (My Father's Vineyard) with Pork Adobado and the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Rockpile) with Grilled Wagyu Beef. My wife is a vegetarian (we called this in ahead of time) and she enjoyed a great Grilled Plantain and Crab Cake in place of the pork and beef. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event for us that we will never forget.
Excellent meal and a very engaging and knowledgeable
Great food and wine pairings in a picturesque wine country setting. Open table for friendly conversations and knowledgeable wine and food staff. This is our third time we’ve gone with friends or family. A very excellent experience by all.
Thank you St. Francis Winery
The wine & food pairing was highly recommended and did not disappoint! My husband requested vegetarian and the chef did not disappoint even though most of the items for others consisted of meat or fish. We gained knowledge about cooking, wine pairings, and repeat diners. This was an amazing surprise reservation we will repeat next visit to the area. The wine served is not the typical St Francis retail wine experience.
I am not a foodie nor do I have any expertise as to wine. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the St. Francis experience. The food was beautifully presented, interesting, and delicious. The wine truly set the tone for the food. Our "guide" was warm, hospitable, and knowledgable. This was an absolute win!
As long time fans of St. Francis wine, we decided to visit the winery and enjoy a wine pairing feast. The wine and food far exceeded our expectations and with the exception of the port (which was good), we ordered one or several bottles of all offerings and had them shipped home to South Carolina.
Food was wonderful. My friend and I had a most enjoyable and lovely experience.
We had a wonderful time. The food and wine were excellent. This was our 2nd time attending and it was great excellent both times.
This was a disappointing experience. The servers seemed to know little about the wine and food and the winery seemed tired and worn out.
Delicious food and wines. Great value too
BEST LUNCH IN SANTA ROSA, HANDS DOWN!
MAKE A RESERVATION AND ENJOY!
This is the 3d time I have been to this event. It is always outstanding with great food and wine.
Third experience and definitely the best. Great server, engaging, not repeating script as if burned out. Excellent food pairing with all the wines.
Everything about our lunch and wine pairing was wonderful . The room was perfect and each course was fabulous. I especially loved the cucumber gazpacho and the filet melted in my mouth. A beautiful day spent with a fun group in a gorgeous setting with delicious food and wine. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you for making our visit so special.
From the welcoming glass of wine we were given through the port and chocolate trifle, this was a fabulous experience. The wines were uniformly excellent, and the chef's pairings were perfectly matched to the wines. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite course. The opening cucumber gazpacho was a refreshing start. The flavors in the halibut tagine were complex and made me want to scoop up every last drop. Next came a pulled pork adobado which was taken to the next level with the avocado puree and spinach huaraches that accompanied it. The old vine zin that accompanied it was my favorite wine of the day. Then there was the grilled zabutan, which may possibly be the best steak I've ever eaten. And finally, a perfect chocolate trifle. Portions are small, but sufficient for my husband and I. The hosts, Tina and Terra, did a lovely job of explaining the wines and food, and created a friendly atmosphere at the table. We can't wait to return!
We had the food and wine pairing. I feel it was worth every penny. Our favorite dish was the pork adobado, but the whole meal was very good. The wine pairings were excellent, especially the Old Vines Zinfandel. I would dine here again.
The experience is well worth any extra effort required to get there. The wines are fabulous and the food is too delicious. We would go again - anytime! Memorable - the pinnacle of our trip to Sonoma!
Wonderful wine and food pairing. Such attention to detail by the chef and the winery. Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented food paired perfectly with their excellent wines. Well worth the price!
As a part-time resident, this is my favorite place to entertain friends visiting Sonoma Valley. Thanks to chef Bryan Jones' creativity it is an opportunity to appreciate the wines of St. Francis in a way that would otherwise not be possible.
I have done the food/wine pairing at St. FRANCIS four times now- it never disappoints. I love taking others to have this experience. Lovely food expertly paired and knowlegable staff.
The food is outstanding and built to match the wines you are tasting. Absolutely fabulous experience.