St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Founder Joe Martin (1934-2015) spent his life giving back to others. Much of his time and resources were used to strengthen and support his beloved Sonoma County community. Joe was dedicated to creating a brighter future for younger generations through service, education, and protecting our beautiful environment. It was with this in mind that we began Joe Martin Day, a company-wide day of service helping others in our community.
Each year, on a Tuesday in June (To honor Joe’s June 19th birthday) St. Francis Winery closes all operations for the entire day so that all of our employees can devote a full workday on-site at a local non-profit or charitable organization in Sonoma County. We spend several months organizing Joe Martin Day so that St. Francis employees can provide a day of proactive and meaningful work to help strengthen our community. Each year our efforts focus on a different cause.