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Chateau St. Jean

Special Events, Food & Wine

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 4:30 PM

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.

Please note:

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
  • General Tasting
  • 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
Leah T. Member Since 8/12/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 8/12/18 2:00 PM

lovely experience - will be visiting again

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emilio Z. Member Since 7/8/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 8/09/18 3:30 PM

Beautiful winery and outstanding wines to accompany the place. We really enjoyed their wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sylvester O. Member Since 7/20/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 8/05/18 12:00 PM

Jeff was awesome and professional. Fantastic wines! We will be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna K. Member Since 2/20/2016
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 8/04/18 2:00 PM

Lovely location

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane B. Member Since 8/21/2013
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 8/03/18 1:00 PM

My sister and I did a private customized tasting with Butch. He called the day before to ask what we wine we liked and he had those ready for us to taste. The tasting was accompanied by yummy cheese and chocolate truffkes! Butch was wonderful and gave us a great tour of the property. Definitely recommend this tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy H. Member Since 7/31/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 8/01/18 1:00 PM

I won a reserve tasting for 2. So I called and was handed over to someone else's voice mail. That person did return call within a few hours and set me up for next day at my requested time. Finding our way in and out from parking to tasting and when leaving was a small challenge since work was being one on the usual portal to tasting room, but no big deal. Our tasting experience was great.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Theresa W. Member Since 6/19/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 8/02/18 11:00 AM

What an amazing experience! Such a beautiful setting and you are immediately greeted with a small glass of bubbles! Our host was informative and not pushy. He wanted us to enjoy our experience and we thoroughly did! The views of the vineyards are spectacular along with a very relaxing setting! We would definitely go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zhanhang L. Member Since 7/30/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 7/31/18 11:00 AM

Thanks Micheal

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
TEODORO Q. Member Since 6/22/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/29/18 11:30 AM

Courteous, accommodating and gracious staff. Appreciate the free cheese platter during the morning reserve wine tasting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mitch B. Member Since 8/5/2013
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/28/18 11:30 AM

I have been a member there for 20 years and have never been disappointed. great staff and a fantastic tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachel E. Member Since 7/27/2018
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 7/27/18 11:00 AM

Staff was so friendly/hospitable! Beautiful view and cute shop. One of my favorites! Every staff member took the time to talk to us and go through pairings.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Garry B. Member Since 6/18/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 7/26/18 11:00 AM

We were welcomed by Butch. He was very kind and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara H. Member Since 7/19/2018
Wine Club Picnic Area on 7/22/18 12:00 PM

We joined the Wine Club at Chateau St Jean in April. We have been there four times, including the time we joined. We have experienced nothing but warm hospitality. We are learning more about the wine offerings, and look forward to many more enjoyable visits and events. Cheers to Chanda, the new Wine Club Ambassador, and to the entire team at Chateau St. Jean.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
sherry K. Member Since 7/19/2018
Wine Club Picnic Area on 7/22/18 1:00 PM

It was lot more difficult than I thought it would be. You need to have a pretty good knowledge of Wines to get though it. It was fun and all our guests enjoyed it. The staff was very nice and helpful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vanessa T. Member Since 2/22/2016
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 7/21/18 2:00 PM

We reserved wine and cheese. Pairings were great! Go with their top wines. You pick 4 from a list of 8. Chateau St Jean is beautiful and so relaxing! Sit on the patio.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rosemary P. Member Since 6/30/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/21/18 2:30 PM

What a wonderful time. Erin was incredible as usual made everybody feel special. I felt bad that we stayed so late. Too good of a time & so beautiful & wonderful wines. Thanks St. Jean. Rosemary petersen member going on 4 years

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren V. Member Since 6/23/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 7/20/18 2:00 PM

The landscape is beautiful and the customer service was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan H. Member Since 6/18/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 7/11/18 1:00 PM

Beautiful location, friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt M. Member Since 11/10/2016
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 7/15/18 4:00 PM

Had a nice visit and tasting. The wines were good, the grounds were amazing. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brien V. Member Since 6/26/2017
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 7/15/18 2:00 PM

Rhonda was our personal host and she was amazing! So nice, charming, informative and sweet! We absolutely loved her and of course the premises were beautiful. Even better yet - the wines were delicious. That 2008 cabernet was to die for.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
samuel c. Member Since 2/14/2018
Wine Club Picnic Area on 7/11/18 1:00 PM

Very positive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William M. Member Since 6/29/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 7/06/18 12:00 PM

We did the Welcome to Chateau St. Jean tasting in the regular tasting room and were blown away how great just the regular, inexpensive tasting was. We made a reservation a week in advance and when we arrived Kendra took excellent care of us. I can’t say enough good things about our experience and the wine was our favorite of the 4 places we visited that day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise B. Member Since 7/6/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/08/18 1:30 PM

The setting for the member reserve tasting was very nice and peaceful. However, the service was so-so. We waited quite awhile between tastings and waited a looooong time to get the check. I appreciate wanting to make the experience relaxed but it shouldn’t take more than 1-1/2 hours to taste 5 wines

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Christina D. Member Since 7/7/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/08/18 10:30 AM

Everything was lovely. My husband and I are wine club members and decided to get there as they opened - perfect choice! We were greeted and assisted by Erin, who was so kind, and it wasn’t crowded there at all. We had a reserved table on the patio and the ambiance was so relaxing and enjoyable. We had a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynne D. Member Since 4/29/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/08/18 10:30 AM

Arrived Sunday at 1030 for s reserve tasting. Everyone welcomed us as Family. Wines were excellent especially the 2014 Reserve Chardonnay. Hard to pick the best Pinot. All were good. We were served a light breakfast tray of bread, fruits and cheeses. The setting was so peaceful. Definitely a place to return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 6/30/18 1:00 PM

Rhonda was completely committed to our needs and was terrific. Joined the reserve club and look forward to wines and events

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roger H. Member Since 6/21/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/28/18 11:30 AM

Great ambiance in members tasting garden. Wonderful selections of wine to choose from. Thorough explanations of each wine’s characteristics, and willingness to answer and encourage questions.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily B. Member Since 3/13/2018
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 6/23/18 2:00 PM

The grounds and gardens are truly beautiful and it's in a magnificent setting. Beyond that the experience was our least favorite among wineries we visited in the Sonoma and Napa areas. The service and wines were just okay but we enjoyed a nice cheese plate in a pretty parlor (too hot to sit outside, so they graciously seated us inside).

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
ryan g. Member Since 6/20/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 6/23/18 2:00 PM

Great experience. The woman who hosted our tasting was great. Thanks for the experience.

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

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