St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
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!
New chef but as always terrific. Good winter menu.
We always enjoy this wine paring meal! Such a delight with excellent wine and food!
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!
Excellent wine and food pairing.
This is our 5th time attending the wine pairing, AWESOME. We have made this a yearly tradition.
The whole experience from the food to the service was excellent! Can't wait to go again.
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.
One of the best places I know. Amazing food and wine paired beautifully . A very soecial experience.
Amazing tasting experience in a gorgeous setting. The food and wine were superb. Would definitely recommend and we are looking forward to coming again!
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!
Great food and wine. Very friendly staff and great experience.
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
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!
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!
Wonderful group seating very informative about the wines. I will definitely be back.
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.
Way too rushed to enjoy our wine and food pairings.🙁
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.
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!
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!
Food and wine pairing was outstanding. Food beautifully presented and delicious. Staff very knowledgeable. Chef joined us st the end to answer questions.
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.
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.
Start to finish, it was a wonderful experience.
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.
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.
St. Francis lunch is a wine first scenario. This is where they start. From there, they craft the right food selection to match and complement the wine. An amazing experience!
This is top notch from beginning to end. It is worth being persistent to finally land a reservation. Every dish is gourmet stellar and menu changes with the seasons
This was a wonderful time enjoying the tasting and wine pairing. It was a really great experience.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
The food and wine pairing was fantastic. As always.
Our group of four enjoyed the food and wine pairing. Every course was delicious!
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.
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.