St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

VISIT US : Sonoma Tastemakers

Join us in our beautiful Mission-style Tasting Room for a new food and wine program. Each month we will host a different Sonoma County producer in to share their artisan products and stories. St. Francis staff will pair wines to accompany the products and share insights on the pairing process. Admission is Free.


Costeaux French Bakery | February 28, 2015 | 1-3pm

The Healdsburg-based bakery is celebrated for its legendary artisan breads and open-air bakery cafe. Costeaux is one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay and holds the Sweepstakes and Best of Show Awards for breads, cookies and cakes from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

Laura Chenel's Chevre | March 28, 2015 | 1-3pm

Laura Chenel is the recognized “pioneer” of American goat cheese production. From the early creation of fresh goat cheese on a small Sebastopol farm to its current home in the new state-of-the-art creamery in Sonoma County’s Carneros region; Laura Chenel’s Chèvre has grown along with America’s increasing appreciation of goat milk cheese.Their sister company, Marin French Cheese, is the longest continually operated cheese company in America, crafting award-winning cow’s milk cheeses, including brie and camembert.

Sonoma Chocolatiers | Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 1-3pm

Sonoma Chocolatiers produces indulgent sweets and treats using all-organic ingredients with an emphasis on carefully-selected, locally-sourced natural ingredients. With over 55 varieties of truffles, nearly 30 silky-smooth caramels, and 13 chocolate bars, they offer something for every type of sweet tooth.

Gypsy Cheese | Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 1-3pm

Founded in 2013 by John and Lauren Bowne, Gypsy Cheese Co. crafts cheeses entirely by hand in small batches, using the best milk from local dairies. Their goal is to create enjoyable and unique cheese in rural harmony with the green pastures of the North Bay. Based in Valley Ford, Gypsy Cheese Co. taps into the area’s century-old heritage of dairy excellence and the naturally foggy, salty air to create cheese with unique Sonoma County terrior. Gypsy Cheese Co. offers a variety of cheese, including the Caravan, a local version of the traditional feta cheese, and the award-winning Gypsy Rose raw goat cheese.


“We’ve always believed in discussing the relationship of wine and food with our guests.  This new program gives us the opportunity to celebrate all of the wonderful producers in Sonoma County and allows our guests to experience wine tasting in a new way.”
~ St. Francis Winery President & CEO Christopher Silva.

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