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January through March: Sonoma Tastemakers Food and Wine Program at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

by Teresa Rodriguez

St. Francis

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, announces a new food and wine program for 2014, called Sonoma Tastemakers, which will feature the best of Sonoma County. Each month, the St. Francis will host a different Sonoma producer, purveyor, or company in its beautiful Mission-style tasting room to share artisan products and stories. The St. Francis staff will pair wines to accompany the products and share insights on the pairing process. St. Francis Winery president & CEO Christopher Silva says, “We’ve always believed in discussing the relationship of wine and food with our guests, from our seasonal dinners to our ZAGAT-recommended Wine & Food Pairing, named ‘#1 Restaurant in America’ last month by OpenTable diners. This new program gives us the opportunity to celebrate all of the wonderful producers in Sonoma County and will allow our guests to experience wine tasting in a new way.”

Sonoma Tastemaker Winter Schedule

Earth’s Bounty Fine Foods, January 25                                                                         
Earth’s Bounty Fine Foods in Santa Rosa focuses on all-natural products that enhance everyday meals, including savory and sweet jams, delicious sauces, vinaigrettes, tapenades and seasoned nuts.

Petaluma Pie Company, February 22 (In honor of National Pie Month)              
Petaluma Pie Company is a farm-to-table bakery cafe specializing in sweet and savory pies made with local and organic ingredients.

Valley Ford Cheese Company, March 29                                                             
Nestled off Northern California’s rural Sonoma County coastline, Valley Ford Cheese Company crafts award-winning farmstead Italian cheese, including award-winning Estero Gold.
For more than four decades, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has hand-crafted fruit- forward, luscious, and full-bodied wines from the superior mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County’s best appellations. St. Francis wines are recognized globally for outstanding quality and great value. For more information visit:

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