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. Our 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. After achieving great success as a grower, Joe opened his own winery in 1979 with his business partner Lloyd Canton.

Our first winemaker, Tom Mackey, joined St. Francis in 1983 and was renowned for elevating both the quality and style of Sonoma Merlot as an ultra-premium, stand-alone varietal. He also cultivated an in-depth understanding of every Sonoma appellation, enabling us to acquire and develop new vineyards and expand our wine portfolio.

In 1988 St. Francis partnered with the Kopf family, long admired for their historic family legacy in the wine and spirits industry and a commitment to quality. That legacy began in 1933 upon the repeal of prohibition when Rudy Kopf founded the wine and spirits department of Macy's Department Store in New York, turning it into what was then one of the finest wine and spirits retailers in the country. He later established his own wine and spirits company, now owned by his three daughters.

Today, a new generation of winemakers, Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, continues our long tradition of luscious, elegant, fruit-driven wines from Sonoma County grapes. We farm more than 400 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils. We also nurture long-term relationships with top Sonoma County grape growers, giving the Winery access to some of the region's most coveted old vines Zinfandel and other varietals from acclaimed vineyards.

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St Francis Winery Merlot 2015
"This is a classic Merlot with rich, deep color and expressive flavors. Medium-to-full bodied, the wine shows off multilayered aromas and flavors of plum, dried currant, peppercorn and savory spices before a long, silky finish."
Item Number: 30182
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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St. Francis Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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"A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that shows off rich color, layered aromatics and good structure. The wine is smooth and vibrant with cassis, dark cherry and black olive aromas preceding rich fruit flavors of dark plum and cherry preserves followed by a note of roasted coffee bean. Blend: An excellent
Item Number: 29213
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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St. Francis Winery Chardonnay 2016
" This is a refreshing, medium-bodied Chardonnay with flavors and aromas of green apple, juicy pear and melon with a background note of marzipan. Bright and crisp, the wine is nicely balanced with a touch of minerality on the smooth and silky finish. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 28996
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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St Francis 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2015
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Deep aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries are laced with spice and toasted oak notes in this full-bodied wine of velvet tannins and a long finish.
Item Number: 28381
Bottle:$15.95
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St Francis Winery Claret 2014
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Claret is the British ­inspired name for an elegant red blend of classic Bordeaux varietals, in this case Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. This blend is juicy and expressive with layered aromas of cranberry, cherry cola and currants merging with vibrant flavors of dark red berries and spices.
Item Number: 25735
Bottle:$16.45
Case: $197.40
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St Francis 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2016
"Zinfandel commonly expresses powerful notes of dark plum, blackberry, sweet spice, dark chocolate and licorice. Very ripe examples may express a hint of dried fruit like raisin, fig or prune. But Zinfandel grown in cooler, coastal zones often expresses red fruit, black pepper and fresh herbal

St Francis Winery Merlot 2014
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90" Sanguine in cranberry while offering a velvety smooth, rounded approachability, this well-made, robust wine will appeal to a wide range of palates, expressing a big, leathery backbone of tannin and toasted oak. "

St. Francis Winery Chardonnay 2015
" This lovely and refreshing Chardonnay has aromas of d’Anjou pear, green apple and grilled pineapple. Bright and crisp, the wine is nicely balanced with honeydew melon and juicy apple flavors along with some toasty notes on the smooth finish. " ~ Winery notes

St Francis 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2014
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Zesty and easygoing, this is fun to drink, delivering aromas of black cherry and toasty spice that combine with lively, medium-bodied raspberry and grilled anise flavors. Drink now through 2025."

St. Francis Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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" Robust but refined, this Cabernet has layered aromatics of cassis, black cherry and cocoa with a note of black licorice. Flavors of currant, mocha, vanilla, spice and more dark cherry precede a long, smooth finish. This wine shows off good structure and generous tannins. " ~ Winery notes

St Francis Winery Merlot 2013
This polished Merlot shows off layered aromas and flavors of espresso, red cherry and chocolate that finish with a touch of savory spices. Medium­ to ­full bodied with good structure and a long, lingering finish.

St Francis Winery Claret 2013
The producer does a nice job with this concoction of 45% Merlot and 31% Malbec, with smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot making up the rest. Dark, extracted color leads the way to thick, leathery textures atop aspects of baked bread, coffee and cedar that accent the big tannin

St. Francis Winery Chardonnay 2014
This bright and balanced Chardonnay has aromas of tropical fruit, mango peel, peach and honey. Flavors that hint of baked apple and pear galette merge with a creamy mouthfeel and long, smooth finish.

St. Francis Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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90  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 90 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a youngster. Dense purple in color, with ripe, concentrated fruit, a big, spicy mouthfeel, but still in need of another 3-4 years of cellaring, there are lavish quantities of cassis fruit, the wood is well-integrated, and the wine full-bodied and

St Francis Winery 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauv 2013
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95  "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley also spent 20 months in French oak prior to being bottled. One of the most opaque purple-colored wines of the entire line-up, the wine displays notes of blackberry, cassis, chocolate and espresso roast, thrilling levels of

St Francis 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2013
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"This classic old vine Zinfandel pays tribute to its heritage, with aromas of black cherry jam, white pepper and allspice. Bold and structured, this wine shows flavors of juicy strawberries and vanilla bean followed by a spicy finish."

St. Francis Winery Chardonnay 2013
Buttery and balanced with full-bodied goodness. Nice price for classic Californian chardonnay. Aromas of fleshy white peach and toasty oak. Finishes with tasty nuances of butterscotch, baked apple and mango. Rich and deserving of your palate

St Francis Winery Merlot 2012
" This Merlot is smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, chocolate and plum. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish. " ~ Winery notes

St Francis Winery Claret 2012
Displays aromas and flavors of currants, red and black berries and spice in a full-bodied wine with a velvety mouthfeel.

St. Francis Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89 "Grippy in tobacco and dark cherry, this affordable, well-distributed Cab delivers a lot to like, from its medium weight to soft, integrated tannins. Enjoyable now, it'll stand up to big, rich foods and please a wide range of palates."  "This cabernet sauvignon has rich

St Francis Winery Merlot 2011
" Smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, red licorice, currant and dried cranberry. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish. Excellent with beef, duck and blue cheese. " ~ Winery note

St Francis 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2012
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" A classic old vines Zinfandel. Deep aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries are laced with spice and toasted oak notes in this full-bodied wine of velvet tannins and a long finish. Pair with barbecue, blue cheese and cheeseburgers." ~ Winery notes

St Francis Winery Merlot 2010
" Smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, red licorice, currant and dried cranberry. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish. Excellent with beef, duck and blue cheese. " ~ Winery notes

St. Francis Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" This cabernet sauvignon has rich varietal character and body. The wine’s firm structure, generous tannins, and depth of color complement classic aromas and flavors of ripe black currant, cassis, dusty cocoa and saddle leather." ~ Winery notes

St. Francis 'Old Vines' Zinfandel 2011
" A classic old vines Zinfandel. Deep aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries are laced with spice and toasted oak notes in this full-bodied wine of velvet tannins and a long finish. Pair with barbecue, blue cheese and cheeseburgers." ~ Winery notes