FRANCISCAN ESTATE SEMINARS
LEARN THE WAYS OF DEVOTION
We have a passion for fine winemaking; part of this passion is imparting what we have learned to others. Our private tastings and seminars are a perfect way to enhance your wine country visit with hands-on learning that will increase your knowledge and give you a truly unforgettable Franciscan Estate experience.
Mastering Magnificat: The Art of the Blend
The first Napa Valley Blending offered to the public. Some of the world’s finest wines are composed of varietal blends. Learn the magic that our winemakers use to create Magnificat, our proprietary blend that each year is the highest expression of our vineyards and the vintage. In this hands-on seminar you’ll play winemaker for an hour, exploring different blends with five classic Bordeaux varietals produced from our Oakville Estate vineyards. The only question is what will you call your wine?
$50 per person
Sensory EvaluationDid you know that taste is almost entirely controlled by your sense of smell? In this in-depth sensory seminar, you will taste and smell a variety of Franciscan wines and naturally occurring aromas, such as herbs, fruits and spices. Your host will guide you through the experience of tasting wines like a professional and identifying each wine’s signature aromas.
$50 per person
Personalized Private Wine ExperienceThe red carpet treatment for any wine enthusiast looking for an exclusive tasting experience. A Franciscan wine guide will personally host you in a private setting. Guests can book Vineyard Tour or Barrel Tour- either options include private tasting. Options will change seasonally and may be your own, customized creation.
$25 per person – More than 8 people
$50 per person – 8 people or less
Vineyard tour or barrel tour and tasting
We offer guests a chance to sip their wine in the place where it all begins. Your host will provide a historical perspective of Franciscan Estate, discuss the wine growing techniques used in our Clos Vineyard and give you a chance to check in on the vines and barrels to see how things are coming along. Tour includes a tasting of our premium Franciscan wines.
10am and 12pm only
$25 per person
new! magnificat team-building blending competition
Put your winemaking skills to the test and lead your team to victory! Our Wine Educators will guide your group through this one of a kind experience. Each team is given all of the materials and instructions to blend, bottle, design a label and then market the ultimate bottle of wine before “the critic”. Endless creativity and cooperation is combined with some old fashioned competition and drama, creating memories that will last for years.
$50-$90 per person.
Please call 707-967-3993 to make a reservation or send an email.
For same day appointment inquiries please call 707-967-3830