For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. The winery’s founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley. After achieving great success as a grower, Joe opened his own winery in 1979 with his business partner Lloyd Canton.
Most Coveted Old Vines Zinfadel
Today, a new generation of winemakers, Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, continues the winery’s long tradition of luscious, elegant, fruit-driven wines from Sonoma County grapes. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards farm more than 400 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils. They also nurture long-term relationships with top Sonoma County grape growers, giving them access to some of the region's most coveted old vines Zinfandel and other varietals from acclaimed vineyards.