St. Francis Winery
Updated: Jan 12
Nestled at the foot of Hood Mountain between Santa Rosa and Sonoma on Hwy 12.
The late Joe Martin founded St. Francis Winery.
He helped turn California Merlot into a household name.
More than 380 acres of Estate Vineyards in Sonoma and Russian River Valley.
Named after St. Francis of Assisi.
Patron saint and protector of animals and ecology.
St. Francis is believed to be the first to bring European grape cultivation to the New World.
A walk across the stone bridge entrance transports visitors back to California’s early days.
A statue of St Francis is located just before you reach the bell tower.
The bell tower is home to a 1,000 lb. bronze bell crafted in Italy.
Mission Style, spacious tasting room with tiled floors, large windows and cozy fireplace.
Shop in the well-stocked gift shop for wine related items and logo clothing.
Wine Tasting daily 10:00-5:00 pm.
$15pp fee waived with purchase of two bottles.
Wine and Cheese Pairing: $25 pp daily
Self Guided Tour: offered daily, follow the station signs.
Estate Vineyard Tour and Tasting: $25 pp, Fri-Sun, 10:30 am. By appointment.