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The Franciscan Story


For over 40 years, Franciscan winemakers have sourced our remarkable grapes from some of the best vineyards in California, crafting lots slowly and carefully for fuller body with unmistakable character. We chase a perfection we think every glass of Franciscan deserves, and we will continue to do so in each batch and bottle to come.

Our Appellations

Our Appellations

Most Franciscan fruit comes from the southern half of the Napa and Monterey Counties, both of which lend a brightness and freshness to the fruit. The clay and gravel soil in these counties brings about grapes with unrivaled structure and minerality.

About Us

Where We Come From

Franciscan was founded in 1972 to pay tribute to the Friars that brought old world viticulture to California. The winery cemented its credentials in 1975 when Justin Meyers and Raymond Duncan, proprietors of renowned Cabernet Sauvignon house, Silver Oak, purchased the brand and instilled the ethos we embody today: generosity of spirit, sustained innovation, over delivery on quality.

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