St. Helena, CA
Wine Tastings, Special Events
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM
1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Experience one of Napa Valley's earliest pioneers in modern winemaking techniques with small lot fine wines. The visitor center is open daily for walk-in wine tastings from 10am until 5pm (closed on major holidays).
Devotion to wines of True CharacterThe visitor center is open daily for walk-in wine tastings from 10am until 5pm (closed on major holidays). For over 35 years there has been a select group of winemakers in the Napa Valley who have been pioneering the craft of fine winemaking. One of the founding members of this lineage established pristine vineyards in Oakville, and focused on the meticulous principles of small-lot winemaking and his unwavering pursuit to capture the supreme expression of the land. Franciscan Estate was established in 1973 and began producing wines of true character from our Oakville estate in 1975. At Franciscan Estate, we only use grapes of the highest quality worthy to bear the Franciscan Estate crest. We strive to create wines of the highest character and excellence in every vintage. This is what devotion to wines of true character is all about. It is in every bottle and embodied in our crest that has been a sign of excellence on our wines for over 20 years.Come see what experiences await you at Franciscan. We offer something for everyone at every level imaginable.We offer a variety of tasting flights, tours, educational seminars and private tastings daily. Reservations are not required for tastings at our bar or on our shaded courtyard patio for groups 8 or less. All other visits can be scheduled by choosing from the Menu.Larger groups please call 707-967-3993 for RSVP or 707-967-3830 for same day appointments. Our guides are committed to providing guests with a unique and memorable wine country experience in a friendly environment. Whether it’s your first time wine tasting or you’re a seasoned collector, you will find something new to explore at Franciscan Estate.
I have had many private tastings at Franciscan over the years. This trip we got to spend some time with Lois, she was great. Learned a few new things from her and she made us feel like family, great experience.
It was absolutely wonderful. Mike was the best. We had a party of 12 and everyone was extremely impressed. It was a fun time for all.
Had a good time learning about Bordeaux style blending!
Friendly, Fun, Fantastic! My wife and I had a wonderful lunch, tour, and tasting. Beautiful facility and great staff, add some wonderful wine. It just doesn't get much better!
I have been a member at Franciscan for several years and have visited many times. This time, I had some out of town visitors with us and they were interested in a "special" wine experience and our private tasting and barrel tasting certainly provided that. Thank you very much!
we enjoyed the Magnificat blending session. A fantastic experience and certainly an innovative way to try the different wines in order to make a customized blend. Great host very friendly and knowledgeable.
We had signed up for the Terrior session thinking that they also combined the sensory session. We were told Franciscan is phasing out of the sensory session...too bad, that was a fun session. The Terrior session is still good but a bit more on the serious side.
We did a blending event late on a Saturday. Kaleigh was out hostess and she was perfect. Just the right amount of knowledge vs. entertainment. The facility was very inviting oh yea , the wine was good too.
We had an absolute blast.
Will definitely return.
Mike was our host & educator for our 2/26/16 visit. We found Mike to be knowledgeable and very accommodating. He was interested in understanding what we wanted out of our visit and did a good job keeping the lively group of 10 engaged during the tasting and tour. The tasting rooms/areas at Franciscan are beautiful (we were in the Wine Library). There is also a great gift shop on site!
Nice tasting. We were late for our appointment but were greeted and served cordially. Very nice wines.
Michael was great, knowledgeable and affable.
This is a happy place.
The welcome area is large and focused on selling. The best part of our visit were the welcoming bartender on entering the visitor center, and the young woman handling our blending tasting.
Jamie was great and Janet Meyer, the winemaker was as pleasant as can be.
Very nice meal with our hist Kaylee. We were impressed with the visit with Chef Andrew. S'mores were awesome and the beef short ribs in the red pepper were outstanding.
Great experience in which all Club Members should take advantage of!
Mike was awesome! He had chosen wines especially for our tastes. The wine we're fabulous as always.
We had a great time, and the wines were so good we joined the club.
Had a great time. No problems at all. Took care of our large group.
Our experience was outstanding. The best place we visited in Napa. The people were great and took time to explain all the wine variations. They have the best Cabernet Sauvignon wine in Napa. We were taken on a private tour of the facility and production of wine. We were impressed with the wine and joined their club. Our wine is on its way to Florida and we can't wait to share with friends.
Outsanding hosptality of my VIP guests from Singapore. Many thanks!!!
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