St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

OUR STORY : Joe Martin Day

Joe Martin Day
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

St. Francis Winery Founder Joe Martin (1934-2015) spent his lifetime giving back to others and much of his time and resources were spent helping those in Sonoma County less fortunate than him, particularly children. 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 the Tuesday closest to 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 non-profit or other charitable organization in Sonoma  County. We spend several months organizing Joe Martin Day so that St. Francis employees can provide a day of meaningful work to help local people and causes. Each year our efforts focus on a different cause.

This year we dedicated our efforts towards Crossing the Jordan, a life-changing rehabilitation program for women and their children. This remarkable program provides long-term housing, practical life skills and career training to their residents in a safe and positive setting. The St. Francis team spent the day installing an outside kitchen area and garden, repairing playground equipment, creating an exercise area and clearing, planting and trimming throughout the grounds.

We are so grateful to all of our sponsors who donated supplies and materials to help us accomplish this. The incredible generosity of our sponsors enables us to stretch the funds that we as a company are donating to make the biggest impact possible in our work of helping others on Joe Martin Day.



American Ag Credit
Andy's Produce Market
Costeaux French Bakery
Die Go Trucking
Emerisa Gardens
Empire Asphalt
Friedman's Home Improvement
Garton Tractor
Glacier Springs
Grab N' Grow Soil Products
Herc Rentals
Image Tree Service
Imagine Promotional Group
Imwalle Gardens
Les Schwab Tires
Mission Ace Hardware & Lumber
Muffin Street
Orchard Supply Hardware Store
Prickett's Nursery
Santa Rosa Junior College Environmental Horticulture Department
Sequoia Grove Winery
Urban Tree Farm Nursery
Wells Fargo

Western Farm Center

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