• Outside Franciscan Winery
  • The Tasting Counter
  • Library
  • Franciscan Fireplace
  • Shopping
  • Outside Patio
The Vibe: 

While wine libraries are not uncommon in Napa, the space allocated for the purpose at Franciscan stands out. Lots of warm wood, long tables, and floor to ceiling storage make for an impressive but not overwhelming atmosphere for those seeking to schedule a private event or tasting, or interested in attending one of the winery’s daily educational seminars. Founded more than three decades ago, the winery today is owned by the behemoth Constellation Brands; however, it retains its warm, historic vibe and doesn’t feel overly corporate.

Known For: 
Cuvee Sauvage ( natural yeast Chardonnay), Magnificat (estate grown Bordeaux blend), Chardonnay
Not good for: 
  • Tours
  • Shoppers
  • Napa history buffs
Particularly good if you are seeking: 
  • Corporate events
  • Private tastings
  • Receptions
  • Picnics
  • Seminars (see web site)
  • Small to mid size groups (no appt necessary for groups <8)
  • Nice landscaping