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FRANCISCAN ESTATE HERITAGE

CHARACTER AS RICH AS OUR SOIL

 

Character doesn’t happen overnight. Neither does building a world-class winery. Franciscan Estate has had its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley for over 35 years. Founded in 1972, and purchased in 1975 by industry revolutionaries Justin Meyer and Raymond Duncan, Franciscan Estate’s rich history was born out of a strong devotion to small-lot winemaking and a pioneering spirit. These ideals have been a hallmark for who we are and guide us as we continue to craft world-class Napa Valley wines.

 
 

FRANCISCAN ESTATE TIMELINE

     
 

1972

THE LEGACY BEGINS
Justin Meyer and Raymond Duncan plant the Oakville Estate.

 

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1973

A WINERY IS BORN
Franciscan Winery founded.

 

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1975

FIRST GROWTH
Purchase of the Franciscan Winery in Rutherford by Justin Meyer, Founder of Silver Oak. First vintage with fruit from estate vineyard in Oakville.

 

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1985

BLENDING TO PERFECTION
Magnificat born as one of the first Meritage blends in Napa Valley. Originally referred to as “Wine waiting for a name”

 

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1987

FRANCISCAN ESTATE RUNS WILD
First vintage of Cuvée Sauvage, Napa Valley’s first barrel-fermented wild yeast chardonnay

 

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1993

OAKVILLE BECOMES OFFICIAL
Oakville recognized as an appellation

 

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2001

A SENSE OF PLACE
New Franciscan visitor’s center opens to the public

 

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2003

CHARACTER ON THE COVER
Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon featured on cover of Wine Spectator

 

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2005

SUPREME EXPRESSION
First vintage of Stylus, Franciscan’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon

 

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2007

COAST TO COAST
First vintage of Sauvignon Blanc obtains national distribution

 

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2009

GOING GREEN
Franciscan Estate is awarded Napa Green Certification

 

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2011

REALIZED EXCELLENCE
The 2007 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon receives 94 points and Editors Choice from Wine Enthusiast Magazine (June 2011)

 

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