St Francis Wine Company Ltd

000 PO Box 101092 North Shore Mail Centre
Auckland , CA 1333
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When Joe and Emma Martin purchased the 100 acre Behler Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma Valley in 1971, they never could have expected the success that their vineyard would achieve. After several years of making grapes for other wineries, they decided to start their own winery in 1979, and they have been producing quality wines ever since. They called the winery St. Francis Winery, named after St. Francis of Assisi, protector of the natural world, and in honor of the Franciscan order, thought to be the first to bring European grape cultivation to America.

St. Francis currently has 600 acres under vine in Sonoma County, with many partnerships with other vineyards in the area, including Rockpile Vineyard, Amman Ranch, Leras Ranch, and Pagani Ranch. Each of their wines are produced from 100% hand-picked Sonoma fruit, but that’s not enough to produce such bold, full-bodied wines. It is the hard work of Tom Mackey, Director of Winemaking, and the other winemakers at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Friend and long-time Wine Club Member, Gary Petersen, sent us this beautiful photo of our 2011 Sonoma Valley...

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  • Corinne and Brenna selected our 2009 Cabernet Franc as today's Wine of the Day. This silky red comes from our...

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  • JUNE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING IN SONOMA VALLEY!...followed by a breathtaking morning in our Wild Oak Estate...

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  • Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the 2011 Wild Oak #Chardonnay @pucllats! Thanks for choosing St. Francis #wine!

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  • I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "ST. FRANCIS @ SoNoMas 2013"

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  • Happy vines are soaking in the overnight showers before the California sunshine returns later this week. ~...

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  • TGIF! Kick off the weekend with a few friends and your favorite bottle of wine.

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  • Where can I find a wine similar to the St. Francis Voigner. I live in Phoenix, AZ and cannot find this great wine.

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  • The 1996 Merlot is one of my all time favorites.

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  • Most enjoyable visit! Panoramic view. I particularly love the old vines Zinfandel.

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