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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KE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have asked for better food or service. Highly recommend!

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine and food pairing is a must at st Francis. The new chef Trevor Eliason was awesome. We are still talking about his food pairings. Absolutely top notch.

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the current chef. Each dish was interesting, complex and delicious and carefully paired.

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MM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine pairing with food

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DB
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second food and wine adventure at St. Francis, first time with their new chef. In a word, it was FABULOUS! Each of the 5 courses was designed around the selected wine for that course, not the other way around. The menu was inventive, fresh and beautifully presented. The wines were also delicious. Reservations are required and they are closed Tues/Wednesdays but this is a highlight to any wine country experience.

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Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food pairings are delicious and creative. Reservations can be hard to get, so book early.

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OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Food and Wine pairing. Such a nice experience - the food was delicious and the wines were nicely paired. We went with another couple and will go back! If you join their wine club, you get a new one of these each year.

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best meal and dining experience we had all week long. I would seriously consider coming back and eating here every day for their food and wine paring. The food was masterfully crafted and went incredibly well with the wine choices. The chef is at the top of his game! Great wine, with amazing food paired with it! I can't recommend this highly enough!

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SM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a resident of Sonoma County, I can honestly say that one of the best things anyone can do when visiting the area is to schedule the wine and food pairing at St. Francis Winery! Their wines are ALL fabulous, and the thought that goes into deciding on a food pairing menu is always spot on! They start with the wine, rather than the food, and thus after a sip of wine that you don't think can get any better, you taste the food and sip again and viola! perfection!

In addition to a great wine and food pairing, the winery itself is beautiful with it's location against the Sonoma hills and vineyards. Even if you just stop by for a tasting without food, it's worth the visit.

Finally, a huge shout out to the host of the wine and food pairing! Andrea is always warm and friendly, with loads of knowledge about the wines, the food and the winery itself. She never rushes you and totally adds to the overall experience.

Don't miss it, but make sure to make a reservation! This high-value Sonoma treat is very popular and always books up fast!

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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely experience. The food and the wines were paired with excellence and the staff did a wonderful job of presenting the wine and the winery. Will be back. Thank you.

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SG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine and Food pairing was amazing!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing experience for my wife and I. The food and wine pairing was incredible and I will most certainly go back next time I visit Napa!

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r
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the must-do experiences of Sonoma Valley. We've been several times--this time for my husband's birthday, because this is such a special occasion thing to do. Unusual food choices and wine pairings that just make everything taste better.

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MH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was exquisite!! Excellent food paired with delicious wines.
Friendly service and atmosphere!

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LT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd always heard that this was the best wine & food pairing in Sonoma County. As a local, we don't go out to wineries as often as we did when we were visitors. I have to say, this was a first class experience. Fun, approachable, exquisite food & wine pairings. Can't wait to do it again- we're going to book up for the evening dinner experience next!

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CS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine pairing lunch was spectacular! Worth every dollars! Staff knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. They pulled the experience together based on their knowledge. Service was so smooth and gracious. The food, ah the food, I could eat that every day.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine pairing for a great value. Highly recommended!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine and food pairing was a treat, as always. Fun to share a meal with new acquaintances and enjoy wonderful wines with beautifully served delicious dishes. Unlike other pairings, we came away feeling like we’d had a great 5 course meal. Our hosts were delightful and informative.

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wine and food pairing is one of our favorite winery experiences! Feels so special and exclusive. So much attention to detail in the pairings! Food and wine fantastic.

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SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wine, delicious food, in a lovely setting. Truly a treat!

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JN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, setting, view, food, wine: all outstanding. The reason it didn't get 5 stars overall is the time frame is cramped. It really needs to be 3 hours to be properly enjoyed but they cram it into a 2 hour slot. We chose the 3:00 seating to help with that, but they started late and didn't take the hint that we weren't ready to move on to the next course until we'd all finished the current one. Also one group arrived late and although we were just in the first course they made them skip it.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best experiences you can have in the Wine Country. Our 2019 visit to St. Francis was our seventh annual wine & food pairing at the winery and our first under new chef Trevor Eliason. As in previous years, the setting was spectacular with striking vineyard views from the elegant dining room seating 15 to 20 guests. The five courses of small plates created by Chef Eliason were delicious and imaginative -- and, we felt, even heartier than in the past. And the pairing of each course with St. Francis' excellent wines was most complementary and instructive with the characteristics of each wine and dish reinforcing one another. Insightful remarks from the knowledgeable staff pointed out the gastronomic synergies and contrasts at play. We personally look forward to returning each year. And it makes a terrific treat for any relatives or friends who may be visiting you in the Sonoma Valley area.

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Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy learning about food and wine pairing or just the experience of fine dining with selections from an outstanding winery and culinary team in a magnificent setting this is something not to be missed. I’ve been though the program several times and it’s a home run every time.
Thanks to the team at St Francis for another wonderful event!

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way good!!!

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DB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The wine was ok but the highlight to me was the food. That then gets to the value at $85 pp I believe we had an introductory pour and then 5 more pours so it was somewhat reasonable. I just wish the wines were more memorable.

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H
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative dishes paired perfectly with their excellent featured wines.

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C
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our 4th time, we do this every winter. This time food was very meat oriented, my wife did like the food previous times better. Wine was superior, ended buying 6 mixed bottles. Will be back next winter.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine pairing was so delicious, beautiful, the wine paired with the food was perfect! We had dietary restrictions and the far exceeded our expectations in how well they accommodated us. I highly recommend their food and wine!

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LA
Washington DC
65 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
80 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
20 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
38 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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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
17 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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