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Bestofbestnorthcoast 2019

Old Vines Zinfandel wins North Coast Wine Challenge

Best of the Best — 2019 North Coast Wine Challenge...2016 Tres Viejos - 99 out of 100 points...the first time a zinfandel - on top...


USA Wine Ratings

USA Wine Ratings announces their winners for 2018, which include St. Francis Reserve Merlot as "Wine of the Year" and St. Francis Winery as "Winery of the Year"


Best 5 Wineries in Sonoma

Trekbible details their favorite wineries in Sonoma, including St. Francis where they talk about the history of wine in Sonoma.


St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Announces Acquisition of Russian River Valley Vineyard

“This acquisition will assist in further solidifying the platform for our future growth opportunities.” St. Francis CEO Rick Bonitati


Survey Says Sustainability Takes Precedence Over Organic

Overall, the survey indicates high consumer interest in sustainably produced wine, and consumers harbor a favorable perception of sustainable certification...


Priority Wine Pass: Wine Tasting for Foodies...

St. Franci Winery is famous for its award-winning Wine & Food Pairings. There are hundreds of rave reviews to see online. 


Favorite Wineries in Sonoma

Sunset rounds up six wineries in Sonoma that are not to be missed.


St. Francis Winery Listed in 11 Succulent Sauvignon Blancs from California

Wine Spectator goes through and describes 11 of its choice Sauvignon Blancs from California. 


Women in Wine: Katie Madigan

BreakThru Beverage group interviews Katie Madigan as part of their "Women in Wine" series. Learn how Katie landed in the wine industry and what drives her passion for making wine.


St. Francis Names Rick Bonitati New CEO

North Bay Business Journal shares the news of Rick Bonitati taking over as CEO for St. Francis Winery and serving as Senior Vice President for the Western Operations of French American Vintners.

Food Wine

St. Francis named one of OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants in America (1)

Food & Wine highlights OpenTable's list of 100 best "one-of-a-kind experiences" in America.

Open Table

St. Francis named one of OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants in America

OpenTable Diners selects St. Francis Wine & Food Pairing as one of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2017.


Sunset Magazine Names Top Wines for the Holidays

St. Francis Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel named one of the ultimate wines for the holiday season.


The Press Democrat pays tribute to Christopher Silva

The Press Democrat pays tribute to St. Francis Winery & Vineyards President & CEO, Christopher Silva.


Wine Spectator writes tribute to Christopher Silva

Wine Spectator pays tribute to St. Francis Winery & Vineyards President & CEO, Christopher Silva.


North Bay Business Journal congratulates Jake Terrell on Forty Under 40 award

St. Francis Vineyard Manager, Jake Terrell, is among North Bay Business Journal's 2017 Forty Under 40 list of remarkable professionals.

The Wine Siren

St. Francis Winery Creates a Masterpiece of Experience

The Wine Siren features St. Francis and their mastering of producing wine and pairing food.


St. Francis Winery CEO reminisces about Sonoma Valley’s scenic stretch

Christopher Silva talks about the growth in Sonoma Valley and his excitement for what the future holds.


6 Favorite Sonoma Valley Wineries

Sunset magazine names St. Francis Winery and 5 other favorite wineries in Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma Valley Sun Interviews Executive Chef Bryan Jones

Sonoma Valley Sun interviews St. Francis Executive Chef Bryan Jones and shares a recipe for the holiday season.


St. Francis Winery’s Christopher Silva wins Wine Industry Award for CEO

St. Francis President & CEO, Christopher Silva, was selected as North Bay Business Journal's Winery CEO of the Year.


North Bay Business Journal Applauds Top 100 Restaurants

North Bay Business Journal congratulates the North Bay restaurants selected in OpenTable Diners' Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2016.

Open Table

St. Francis named one of OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants For Foodies

OpenTable Diners selected the Best Restaurants for people seeking adventure on a plate and highlighted our Wine & Food Pairing as part of the Top 100!

Bob Cut

BobCut Magazine Shares the Perfect Holiday Recipe from Chef Bryan Jones

BobCut Magazine shares Chef Bryan Jones' secret Braised Kurobuta Pork recipe to impress your family this holiday season!


USA Today Features Chef Jones' Sweet Potato Recipe

USA Today has compiled a list of "150 Thanksgiving Flavors to Savor", including our very own Executive Chef Bryan Jones' unique take on sweet potatoes!


Wine Spectator Awards 2013 Anthem Meritage 91 Points

Wine Spectator awards 91 Points to our 2013 Anthem Meritage for its rich and powerful expression of a California Bordeaux-style wine.

Pure Lux

Beautifully Balanced Wines in the Beautiful Heart of Sonoma Valley

Pure Luxury Transportation highlights St. Francis as one of the best wineries to visit in Sonoma County.


Refreshing Summer Wines: 2015 Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator highlights our 2015 Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc as an Expressive California White.


St. Francis CEO Christopher Silva a lifelong learner

The Press Democrat featured Christopher in a wonderful article highlighting his commitment to learning and honoring St. Francis' founder Joe Martin.

Prospertere Mag

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards: Honour the Land, Enjoy the Wine

Prospertere Magazine features St. Francis and the dedication to showcasing the very best of Sonoma County.


St. Francis Winery Voted #1 Restaurant in America Again

Columnist congratulates St. Francis Winery on being recently voted the "#1 Restaurant in America" by OpenTable Diners for 2015


How St. Francis Earns "#1 Restaurant in America"

Open for Business discusses how St. Francis won "#1 Restaurant in America" by OpenTable diners for the second time in three years.

Travel Leisure

Chef Jones Draws Culinary Inspiration From Travels

Take a peek into the international inspiration Chef Jones brought home from his recent trip to Switzerland in his interview with Travel + Leisure.

Press Page _Eater

Eater Raves About St. Francis Winery

Eater applauses St. Francis for it's breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences at the Winery.

Press Page _Tasting Panel _July 15

A Sonoma Wine Story

The Tasting Panel interviews St. Francis president Christopher Silva about new innovations and sustainability practices featured at the Winery.


Casual Comfort Food for a Wine Country Picnic

The Press Democrat interviews Executive Chef Bryan Jones about the perfect springtime Wine Country picnic at St. Francis Winery.


Tribute to St. Francis Founder Joe Martin

Wine Spectator pays tribute to St. Francis' founder Joe Martin.

Presspage Wemagsept

Merlot's Quite Comeback

St. Francis Winemaker Chris Louton discusses Merlot in the September 2015 issue of Wine Enthusiast.


18 Things to do in Santa Rosa

Planning a trip to Sonoma? Here are 18 things you should do while in the area.


St. Francis in People Magazine

In the Holiday 2013 issue of People Magazine. Cooking Channel Star Jason Sobocinski recommends St. Francis wines for holiday grilled cheese and wine parties.


St. Francis on the Cover of AAA's Via Magazine

Via Magazine features St. Francis on the over and as one of their must-stop places in Sonoma.

Flip Key

Top Sonoma Wineries to Visit

Plan your Sonoma, CA vacation with these top wineries to visit in Sonoma.

Food Wine

9 of the Best Wine and Cheese Pairings Ever

St. Francis Port paired with Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue is one of “the greatest wine-and-cheese matches at some of the country’s best winery tasting rooms.”


St. Francis Winery Voted #1 Restaurant in America

Columnist congratulates St. Francis Winery on being recently voted the "#1 Restaurant in America".


New Chef Has Big Shoes to Fill

The Press Democrat features Executive Chef Bryan Jones' passion for pairing wine & food.


St. Francis is #1 in 2014 Annual Readers' Poll

For the second consecutive year, St. Francis Merlot was chosen as the North Bay’s “Best Merlot” by readers of NorthBay Biz Magazine.


St. Francis Chef 'Pulls Out All the Stops' loves our views and seasonally inspired dishes.


Discover Great Zinfandel!

Via magazine features St. Francis Tasting Room in Nov-Dec issue.


Marin Magazine Applauds St. Francis

St. Francis among Wine Country’s top five pairing experiences.

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Wines and Culinary Delights at St. Francis

St. Francis featured in's wine and culinary adventure.


St. Francis Celebrates Harvest at Zin BBQ

St. Francis party among Wine Country's best harvest celebrations.


Don't Miss ‘Perfect Pairings’ at St. Francis

St. Francis Winery featured in WHERE San Francisco.

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New Generation of Winemakers

St. Francis Winemaker Katie Madigan Featured in July 2013 issue.


Winemaker Chris Louton Featured

Wine Business Monthly announces new winemaker and key staff promotions.


Winery Critic Raves about St. Francis

“It doesn’t get much better than this for an organic, entertaining, farm-to-table experience.”


St. Francis Winery Certified Sustainable

North Bay Business Journal recognizes St. Francis Winery as Certified Sustainable.


Top Wine & Food Pairing Destination

Gentry Wealth Magazine features St. Francis in roundup of Wine Country's best Wine & Food Pairings.


St. Francis Pairing Worthy of Michelin Star

Columnist says St. Francis offers "small plates that rival the kitchen of any Michelin-starred restaurant."


St. Francis in ZAGAT’s Top 10 Places to Visit picks St. Francis as the best place to “impress your wine-obsessed friends and family.”


St. Francis Among Wine Spectator Favorites

Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel among Tim Fish's “Favorite Wines Under $25."


America's Top 10 Restaurants

Fox News reports St. Francis tops the list of the year’s best restaurants in the nation.



St. Francis Featured in Huffington Post

Huffington Post recommends “culinary food and wine adventures” at St. Francis.


St. Francis President in New York Times

The New York Times interviews St. Francis President & CEO Christopher Silva.

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