St. Francis Winery
For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Winery founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley.
St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned Winery, and we have worked throughout our 42-year history to preserve Sonoma County’s natural resources. The state-of-the-art Winery we built in 1999 includes a 457-kilowatt solar energy system, and have been recognized for their work to conserve nearby creeks and waterways. Preserving Sonoma County for future generations is very much a part of who they are, what they do, and how they run their business.
The Winery and stunning mission-style Visitor Center is in the heart of Sonoma Valley surrounded by estate vineyards. The center’s bell tower houses a 1,000-pound bronze bell from the Marinelli Foundry in Italy. It chimes every hour and can be heard throughout the valley.