We visited St. Francis for the food and wine pairing and holy smokes. We were not disappointed. This is the BEST food and wine pairing we have experienced. The food and the wine were amazing! Come hungry!
Great food and wine pairing. The wines were creative and perfectly paired with the interesting and beautifully prepared and presented food. Just lovely and very special.
Absolutely amazing experience! Outstanding pairings, and a unique experience as diners - you sit in the round and have an opportunity to chat with others at your table - or not - really up to you. Tempo was perfect, we never felt rushed but the time really flew! We were 10 minutes late -
called ahead and let them know. What we didn't realize was that they held everyone else from being seated until we arrived. I appreciated the grace and felt badly that we'd inadvertently caused everyone else to have to wait. Be sure to arrive on time! You don't want to be "those people" - even though everyone was very gracious about it :)
I brought some very dear old friends from Southern California because O knew that they would have deserved a real treat after driving so far to visit me. As always, it was wonderful. Wish I could afford to come more often!
My fiancé and I came for the food and wine lunch pairing, and overall we had a wonderful time! Each course was spectacular, and the wines were absolutely lovely and thoughtfully paired. I was highly partial to the Extended Age Chardonnay, the Old Vines Zinfandel, and the Sonoma Coast Port (which was creamy and not overly sweet!). Each food course was hearty and comforting, definitely excellent choices for the cool winter weather.
My only complaint is that we weren't particularly thrilled with the group setting. To me it didn't feel as personal, and the beginning of the event felt VERY awkward with everyone eating and drinking in almost total silence. The hostesses even had us do some ice breakers, going around the table asking us to introduce ourselves and describe our professions. Of course, once the wine got flowing people loosened up and started chatting normally, but it was a bit uncomfortable at first. I understand both the appeal and the need for serving in a group setting, but given the price we were paying I was hoping for our own table with a little more personal service. I also felt a bit rushed having to eat with a large group - I like to take my time to savor the food and the flavors, sip my wines, chat with my fiancé, etc., and it felt like I was being hurried along to finish my last course so that the next one could be served.
Overall we had a good time, and the food and wine itself certainly lived up to the hype.
Happened upon a reservation here when I was in the area traveling solo - turns out landing a reservation here is rare and should be booked months in advance - lucky me! Honestly, the best food experience I have had in a year. Casual, knowledgable staff. Delicious food. Great pairings. Meet + Greet with chef. The type of tasting you pay hundreds for pp.
This is absolutely worth it - my only feedback would be to slow it down a bit - it is a lot of food with courses close together. Would have enjoyed an extra 10 mins between tastes.
Overall, if you can get in - GO!
The most outstanding food and wine pairing I have experienced in Sonoma County.
Excellent wine paired with extraordinary delights from the Culinary team.
I will indulge again in the near future!! Thank you
This is the best wine and food pairing in California wine country. Excellent wine paired with creative course selections. You can't go wrong here.
The food pairing menu is phenomenal! A true hidden gem. We will be back.
The food and wine pairing at St. Francis was phenomenal. The food was amazing and the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
This was maybe my fifth or sixth St. Francis wine and food pairing. It continues to be a delight. Five stars for: a) Presentation, b) Taste, c) Pairings that truly enhance the wine and the food, d) Gracious hosts, e) Great wine.
If you've never attended one of these sessions, check in at the concierge desk and they will pour you a small glass of a starter white wine. At the appointed time, the group is gathered and taken to the dining room to be seated. The dining room is elegantly set with the surrounding vineyards as the backdrop. Expect one of the hosts or hostesses to present each wine and the course that accompanies it. The chef comes out with the last course to say hello and answer any questions.
My wife and I have taken many friends to this event and it's remarkable how many end up joining the wine club.
Fantastic! 5 stars well deserved. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and food was amazing. Wines were well paired and tasty. Highly recommend for a great time
Fabulous food and wine pairing lunch! Knowledgeable staff provided wine and culinary insights into the meal without being pedantic. Great pairings!!
Ok. Let me start by saying the lunch wine pairing was absolutely stunning. Absolutely delicious food with great Wine pairings. Fun group of folks to enjoy the day always make for a special day. Do yourself a favor and get you yourself to St. Francis. Signup for either a lunch or dinner wine pairing. You will not retreat.
Order at least 6 bottles and u get 15% off
Truly a special day. Take the time and get yourself out here for a visit. Hostesses are amazing. They really made it a great day Thank you!!!
I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience. The wine and food together were truly a match made in heaven, the young ladies who guided us through the tasting were knowledgeable and so very welcoming. I would highly recommend a visit. Book ahead of time!
This was our third time for a food pairing at St. Francis and it may have been the best yet! Perfect little plates paired to perfection with St. Francis wine. Get out there and try it!!!
Great food & wine. Excellent servers. Wine and food pairing was a fun experience. Plenty of original creations.
Great food and wine pairings. Nice experience.
This was my husband's and my 4 th consecutive year enjoying the wine and food pairing at St. Francis. This time, we brought my niece and her husband. The servings were delicious, and were larger portions than in past years. I don't know if it was because the head chef was not present, but the sous chef did a spectacular job! We will be going back next year! Great value, great food, great wine & fun group at our table!
The wine pairing and tasting menu was incredible! Great wines, great food, great staff, and a beautiful location. Can’t wait to make it back out there!
Great experience, great food and wine pairings, lovely ambiance
We love visiting St. Francis when we are in Sonoma. Highly recommend the food and wine pairing. The food is specially paired with St. Francis amazing wines. Such a fun experience.
Just wonderful. Food, service, everything.
Amazing, the best for wine and food pairing. Unique setting in The Valley of the Moon. They grow their own herbs and veggies and do things with food you never thought possible. It's terrific even without the wine but with the wine you are transported. I mean it, you have to
go! It is a bargain for what you get.
This a a top notch way to enjoy wine tasting. The food pairings were beyond delicious with a most appealing presentation. There were 5 different plates including dessert, all were fabulous and not to be missed. This was our second visit and we will return in the end. If I could give them 5+ stars I would.
Everything about our experience at the St. Frances Winery was exceptional. Our daughter was visiting from Washington and was so impressed with the food, she was taking pictures and sending them home to tease her husband! We were both so impressed with their wine that we joined their Wine Club. Overall, we highly recommend the Wine and Food Paring event at the St. Frances Winery.
Amazing food, amazing wine, amazing service!!
Went for our birthday. Been going here for around five years. Its wonderful. And this time was the best ever!!!
Great dishes paired with traffic
Tasty wines for a full meal with great service and ambience
It was a wonderful experience!
As a Sonoma local I enjoy a good food and wine pairing experience. This is the best I've had so far. Last week was my third food and wine pairing at St. Francis over the past five years. My three guests were in heaven, as was I. If I had my druthers I'd go once per season.
Continues to be the best event dining experience with fantastic food and wine pairings freshly prepared for each seating with high quality wines. Never disappoints.
One of our favorite things to do in Sonoma, and our guests LOVED it. Pairing the food with the wines of St. Francis Winery was so much fun to enjoy. Our hostess was gracious, informative and on point. The setting in the dining room and the hills and vineyards in the background was so beautiful, even if there are a few hillsides of charred vegetation from the Oct fires -- makes you appreciate it all the more that you can't minimize a view like that.
The price at $72 per person was higher than times we've done this experience in the past, but still, such a lovely experience for the 16 people at our seating time -- wines and food were a treat!
We were seated on time. The pairing guidelines were explained and we went through the process. Tina was a great host and the food was spectacular. The wine and pairing were great as well.
The wine pairing with food was excellent. The presentation was pleasant. The wine explanations were very good. The food was creative without being the current crazy.
My husband and I ended up with a private seating. We had a great tasting guide. The food was excellent from start to finish and thoughtfully paired with each wine. The ambiance in the tasting room and the view of the property were also very nice. Overall I would highly recommend!
Beautiful place, exquisite food. On a rainy Monday, I can't think of a better place to spend time learning some fantastic New wines enjoyed with beautifully conceived food pairings. Kudos to Chef Eric, and our hostess Tina for a lovely experience. I'm sure we'll return.
We were lucky to get a last minute spot on a rainy Sunday afternoon. So lucky because each plate and wine that passed before us made the world a little brighter. By the time we left we were feeling all warm and sunny. You can't predict the weather, but I predict you will love the pairing, staff and cuisine.
AS ALWAYS FABULOUS! Chef Bryan pairs his creations with great care and it shows. The wine is also a highlight! Chef Bryan knows how to bring out the best in both the food and wine....thank you for a lovely and yummy culinary and wine experience! Not to mention the St. Francis team is incredible.