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.
This was my fourth food pairing and it was the best of all ! The cucumber gazpacho and the Morrocan Fish Tangine were our favorites. My friend said this was the best food she's ever had anywhere in the world. The wine pairings were outstanding, the presentation elegant, the staff informative and delightful. And how can you beat the scenery - their beautiful grounds under Hood Mt., which is still glorious despite the burn scars. Always a memorable experience at St. Francis.
The food and wine pairing was great and our hosts were knowledgeable and fun.
This is one of the best wine and food pairings around. Beautiful location, great staff and always an opportunity to taste food focused on great wine expertly prepared. If near Santa Rosa reserve early...definitely a do not miss.
I recently experienced the 11:00 seating at St. Francis Winery. I primarily booked based on reviews and reputation. Believe me....the reviews are absolutely correct! This was the highlight of our Sonoma wine weekend. The food was exquisite and the wine pairings complemented them beautifully. The chef came out for questions near the end. I CANNOT wait to return at a later date.
We've enjoyed this special wine and food experience 5 times and each time it's been extraordinary. Our out of town guests have been impressed by this experience and enjoyed it thoroughly.
My husband and I spent a week in Sonoma wine tasting. St. Francis winery was my absolute favorite. The food pairings were outstanding, each coarse was better than the last one.
I would defenetly recommend it to anyone and next time we are in Sonoma, we will go back to St. Francis winery.
The food and wine pairing came highly recommended and definitely lived up to expectations. The food was wonderful. It was artfully arranged and delicious. The staff was very accommodating and concerned with everyone having a good experience. They called a week or two ahead to determine if we had any food allergies. The offerings for those with allergies looked as appealing as the other options were. It was a great experience. Will definitely do it again on our next visit to Sonoma.
Splendid event of wines paired with delicious food. Rene and Andrea are knowledgeable and personable as they discoursed on the wind and food. I'll be back soon!
This was our second wine and food pairing at St. Francis. Absolutely worth the 750 mile drive from Salt Lake. The wine, of course, is superb, and Chef did a great job with the food selection and preparation. Look forward to coming back next year.
Out of this world. Very accommodating to vegans.
Had the dinner and wine pairing. Highflying remcomned it. Worth it!
Delightful, entertaining hosts for the wine and food pairing. Lively conversation with co-diners. Delicious food made to compliment the wine rather than the other way around.
Always a great experience. We have been many times. Food is always different. They do a wonderful job pairing food with their wine. The staff is wonderful.
Awesome! If you have the chance, just do it!
We were lucky enough to catch a last minute reservation when someone canceled and so happy we did! The food + wine pairing was so well done. It’s amazing how well the wine selection can bring out such a different taste in food that is amazing all on its own. Throw in the wine and it’s a game changer! The staff was great too:)
This was our second time and I was pleased that none of the items on the menu were the same as last time.
Amazing! This was my favorite place in the Napa area. The food and wine pairing was unbelievable. I will be back again.