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.
Reservations required for all taste explorations. See our walk-in tasting options »
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
Sense of Terroir
Would you like to know more about what makes the Napa Valley one of the premier growing regions in the world? Come experience our sensory seminar which walks you through the Terroir of the Napa Valley focusing on 3 distinct vineyards in Franciscan’s portfolio of wines for a full hour. You will taste the wines and touch the soils from each AVA while learning what makes them unique.
$50 per person
Personalized Private Wine Experience
The 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 – Up to 8 people
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 email us to arrange for your blending competition.