Franciscan Estate Reserve Lunches

The Franciscan Estate Story

Devotion to wines of True Character

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.

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Estate Winery Building
Estate Vineyards

Our home estate is located in Oakville, right in the heart of the California's Napa Valley. Discover what makes this area so special and why we proudly call it home.

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barrel testing

Small-lot winemaking requires devotion to the details of our craft. We grow the grapes in small blocks, ferment them individually, barrel-age separately, and hand stir them.

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Franciscan Estate Winemaker Janet Meyers

Our winemaking team is intimately involved every step of the way to create the perfect glass of wine in every vintage. Learn about the dedicated team who brings each vintage to life.

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Rich soil and rich heritage

With over 35 years of winemaking and grape growing experience in the Napa Valley, our heritage is as rich as the terroir our vines are rooted in.

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