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Sarah Stierch Sarah Stierch is the Food + Drink Editor of the Sun (with occasional visits to other areas of the paper). Stierch has eaten, drunk, and written her way through 13 countries and the hottest food trends and communities in the USA. She's also a racing and travel geek, venturing beyond food/booze to cover subjects that connect to Sonoma Valley, such as IndyCar racing and other wine making regions. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Independent, Salon, Gawker, Smithsonian and on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


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St. Francis celebrates 30 days of Cabernet

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
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Enjoy a glass of Cabernet a day, for the month of September, at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards (submitted photo)

September 1st was national Cabernet Day and St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has taken it from one day to 30 days with their 30 Days of Cabernet Celebration.

From now until September 30, the up-valley winery will celebrate the iconic varietal with daily special events and activities – including special Cabernet themed food and wine pairings.

Saturday, September 10, the winery will host a Cabernet blending workshop. Winemaker Chris Louton will host guests on a hands-on educational experience which ends with each attendee bringing home their own bottle of wine they blended themselves. Reservations required ($72).

St. Francis’ ongoing Sonoma Tastemakers series continues as well, with Victorian Farmstead serving up complimentary samples, paired with Cab, to guests on Saturday, September 24 (free). Some of you may have enjoyed their meats at the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market.

Daily activities include a Cab focused food and wine pairings, which includes a five-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Bryan Jones. The tasting will include reserve Artisan Cabs. Reservations recommended ($68).

Guests can also enjoy Cabernet flights ($15) and charcuterie and wine pairings on the patio, including a taste of Cab with a chocolate dessert ($35).

Learn more about St. Francis’ 30 Days of Cabernet Celebration at





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