Silva, a fifth-generation Sonoma County native, comes from a family with a long history of dairy farming in the area. After an almost decade-long detour as a practicing attorney, Christopher returned to his farming roots in 1998, this time farming grapes and making world-renowned wines as part of the St. Francis team. Christopher was named President & CEO of St. Francis in 2003.
Christopher and Gibson discuss the important history of St. Francis in Sonoma County, the winery’s notable “green practices” and it’s recognition as a “Best Place to Work” in 2011 by the North Bay Business Journal. Christopher, a member of the Dean’s National Advisory Board of the UNLV Harrah College of Hotel Administration, also lectures nationally on wine tasting and appreciation and offers Drink Tank listeners his useful tips on food and wine pairing, optimum serving conditions and a 4-step guide to tasting.
Learn more about St. Francis Winery & Vineyards including daily wine and food pairings available at their spectacular winery location and outdoor movie nights during the summer at St.FrancisWinery.com.