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Chateau St. Jean

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Sonoma County 

About Chateau St. Jean

Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery.

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Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Chateau St. Jean produces an extensive portfolio of Sonoma County wines as well as vineyard designated wines, limited production Reserve wines, and the flagship Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her more than 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise at Chateau St. Jean to continue the tradition of highlighting the best of each vineyard site to produce exceptional wines. Chateau St. Jean is the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cépages, a Bordeaux style blend.

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The winery will be closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day and close early at 3pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

features Notable Features
  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Weddings
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Concert
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Meeting-Public
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Special Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Fume Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kym R. Member Since 6/15/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 6/19/18 1:00 PM

My husband and I began enjoying your wine in the late 80's and even visited the winery on occasion. The grounds have grown and the property is delightful while the wine making has been consistent and impressive. We brought some visiting friends with us to enjoy a flight and cheese board and had a quiet wonderful afternoon at Chateau St. Jean. We are now Club Members!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne C. Member Since 6/5/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/17/18 11:30 AM

We always enjoy the Chateau. The atmosphere is relaxing and elegant. The wines are superb, and the wait staff knowledgeable and fun.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason h. Member Since 3/7/2018
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 6/17/18 12:00 PM

The tasting experience at CSJ was amazing, all I hoped it would be. We were received very warmly at the guest check-in, and our host for the tasting led us on a short tour of the Chateau and guided us through the tasting. They were very friendly, knowledgeable, and did not rush us through at all. We would definitely visit again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barrie T. Member Since 6/3/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/03/18 11:30 AM

We had a wonderful visit at Chateau St. Jean--the best experience of all our wine tastings in the region. So happy that I am a member!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica S. Member Since 5/8/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/17/18 3:30 PM

It was a great experience! I had decided to come in a little earlier than the reservation time but that was no problem. The staff was accommodating and provided great customer service!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Douglas B. Member Since 6/13/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/13/18 2:30 PM

Gorgeous setting. Incredible wines only available at the Chateau or the Club. The selection of wines and cheeses for the formal tasting in the Chateau dining room was enhanced with knowledge of the 3 gentlemen hosting and educating me.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chelsea L. Member Since 6/9/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 6/09/18 1:00 PM

It was incredible. Way better than I would have expected. I was recommended Chateau St Jean by an acquaintance, and it didn't disappoint. We made a tasting reservation, and they had everything set up before we arrived. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind. We really enjoyed our time, loved the wine, and can't wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terri W. Member Since 5/27/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/09/18 1:30 PM

Love the select members patio. The setting, the energy, the wines are all wonderful. Tim was our server - again - he is one of the very best. Knows wine and has personality plus! He’s pretty darned good at bringing wines you can’t help but take home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marisela B. Member Since 6/9/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 6/09/18 2:00 PM

The winery itself is stunning, the service we received or lack there of was what really brought down our experience. Maybe they were having a bad day? Not sure what happened there. But the garden area, lawn, and rest of property is lovely. Didn’t fall in love with the cheese or wine selection, usually we try to purchase minimum one bottle at every place we visit..and we didn’t at this location.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Laura W. Member Since 4/24/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 5/24/18 10:30 AM

The grounds are so beautiful, it's a treat just to be there. The wines are amazing and the staff could not be nicer! We were so happy with our experience, we made a reservation and brought the rest of our family back the next day. It was just as good the second time. Being a member of the wine club you get to have your tasting on the gorgeous patio or in the Chateau! So worth it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Samuel R. Member Since 5/31/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 6/02/18 11:00 AM

We arrived late to Chateau St Jean because of traffic. We called them on our way, and they were very kind and accommodating to our group. We loved the flight of wines they gave us on the patio, and we had such a wonderful time with our hostess. We will hopefully return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jemi M. Member Since 7/24/2017
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 6/04/18 12:00 PM

We had an amazing wine and cheese tasting with Jeff. He was very knowledgeable and made it a great experience for us. Thank you Jeff!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob E. Member Since 4/22/2016
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 6/03/18 10:00 AM

With a 10 am scheduled tasting we arrived at about 9:45 am and were greeted with a "we are in our morning meeting and will be with you shortly, the restrooms are that way". The tasting started about 10 am, moved at a very brisk pace even when we asked about how much the fires had effected the Winery. Speed info. It felt we were breaking the planned program and that was going to throw things off.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dale H. Member Since 6/2/2013
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 6/01/18 3:00 PM

This used to be my wife and I’s favorite place from 2007 until a few years ago. The grounds and wine are stellar. But few things ruin an ambiance more than watching some 70-something men stumble around frantically as they work their tables. They need help or training. Miss classy guys like Bob from a few years ago that knew their craft and allowed us to relish our experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
Rebecca B. Member Since 5/30/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/03/18 11:30 AM

Beautiful way to enjoy great wine, views and hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mollie E. Member Since 6/1/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 6/02/18 11:00 AM

Setting is awesome! Beautiful gardens. Love seeing the different type of grapes displayed. Rhonda, our pourer, was super knowledgeable and fun!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brown K. Member Since 10/18/2015
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 5/31/18 4:00 PM

We did the wine and cheese tasting on the patio. Nice location but they had construction going on in front of the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Laura E. Member Since 5/21/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 5/29/18 2:00 PM

The staff was very knowledgeable which, of course, is a must, but even better, they were accommodating to my boyfriend and I who are newer to the wine scene. We were treated with warmth and grace from the moment we walked in the door, and by the end of our tasting felt like Crystal, who served us, could be our best friend (wine will do that!) Would absolutely return to this beautiful gem.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edna C. Member Since 5/3/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/01/18 12:30 PM

Loved the outdoor patio, and the friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erica H. Member Since 5/19/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 6/01/18 11:00 AM

I had never been before, and this winery exceeded my expectations. Everyone was very warm and welcoming, and our experience was amazing. I would recommend Chateau St. Jean to anyone who wants an amazing experience in Sonoma!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Henry C. Member Since 5/15/2018
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 6/01/18 11:00 AM

Outstanding property and wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chrissie S. Member Since 7/27/2017
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 5/24/18 10:00 AM

My friend and I had a great time starting our day in wine country off at Chateau St. Jean for a wine flight and cheese bites. My parents had visited several years ago and raved about this winery. We had the patio to ourselves, and Butch treated us with great hospitality. The property is beautiful, and the wines are great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie M. Member Since 5/14/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 5/27/18 12:00 PM

We were welcomed warmly by name, on gorgeous sunny day. WINE was delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jean-Carlo D. Member Since 5/20/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 5/26/18 1:30 PM

Great time and great environment. Tasting was great. Learned a lot more about the wines hopefully I’ll get to know more wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michel C. L. Member Since 4/4/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/25/18 10:00 AM

Had Morning bites and Wine flights. Reception and ambiance were perfect. Wines were great. Would have wished for a little more 'morning bites'.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura H. Member Since 5/9/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 5/26/18 2:00 PM

We were a large group of 10 and had a great experience tasting and playing bocce ball at Chateau St Jean. I will definitely come back and recommend this spot to others.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alice L. Member Since 5/25/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/25/18 10:00 AM

We arrived a little early and the staff made sure to keep us informed on the opening. The Morning Bites and Flight at the Chateau was delightful and very informative. Also it was very concerning just how close the winery was to the fire last fall. Singed windows is just a little too close. Very glad that Chateau St. Jean survived.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom F. Member Since 2/10/2018
Reserve Tasting on 5/23/18 2:00 PM

The reserve tasting is held in a separate building from the chateau. The smaller space gives you the opportunity to focus on the wines and the host. Michael did a great job explaining each wine along with the history of the winery. The wines were all good. We would recommend this tasting to anyone who cares about wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristi B. Member Since 11/11/2016
Wine Club Picnic Area on 5/19/18 1:00 PM

Laura was a fantastic host. She was knowledgeable and very accommodating what types of wines we were interested in tasting .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie M. Member Since 12/19/2013
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 5/17/18 3:00 PM

Tim and Butch were great. Great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica S. Member Since 5/8/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 5/13/18 1:00 PM

Crystal made the experience really memorable! I took my mom for mother's day and we joined the wine club too. We look forward to the June wines and using the property for family picnics! :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda K. Member Since 3/14/2018
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 5/10/18 11:00 AM

We went to a number of wineries on our trip, and Chateau St. Jean was the stand out. The reserve wines were fantastic and our sommelier Jeff, as well as the rest of the staff, could not have been more pleasant or informative. We were supposed to stay for an hour and ended up staying for two and a half. We will definitely be going back as it was our favorite winery experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle T. Member Since 5/9/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/11/18 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful tasting experience out on the picturesque patio. The wine was superb and the morning bites super yummy. Wonderful hospitality!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicolena V. Member Since 11/12/2011
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/04/18 11:00 AM

Do not miss this one!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Casey L. Member Since 5/4/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 5/05/18 3:30 PM

Relaxing & fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristen V. Member Since 5/2/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/05/18 11:00 AM

I loved the ambiance and the seating on the patio however I felt like we were rushed by our host and they weren't even busy! I was grateful that they gave my mom a little gift for her 60th bday. So definitely 5 starts for impression and ambiance, and maybe they were just having an off day.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle M. Member Since 4/26/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/05/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful space. Wonderful staff. Highly recommend the Morning Bites!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard H. Member Since 8/2/2013
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 5/03/18 10:00 AM

The venue was great. The host was knowledgeable and very friendly. I will definitely go back again. Cheers

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ruth C. Member Since 4/30/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 4/30/18 2:00 PM

This is my second visit to Chateau St. Jean and I was impressed again with the care and attention given to visitors. And the wine is very good too. The only distraction was the construction.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathlern G. Member Since 4/30/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 4/30/18 12:00 PM

From walking in the door till leaving everyone was welcoming, engaging, and enthusiastic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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8555 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
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