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Chateau St. Jean

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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
  • Concerts
  • Food & Wine Pairings
  • General Tastings
  • Meeting-Publics
  • Private Tastings
  • Reserve Tastings
  • Special Events
  • Special Tastings
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
Nicki P. Member Since 4/12/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 4/15/18 12:00 PM

We enjoyed our time with Crystal. She was very informative while being fun too. We had a large group and she did a nice job balancing between us and the other customers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kent M. Member Since 4/14/2018
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 4/14/18 3:00 PM

This wasn't our best trip. We recommend that you replace the cushioned lawn furniture in the courtyard; the experience wasn't the same without it. In past visits, our wine and cheese pairing was a leisurely affair with a great deal of interaction with the staff. This time, however, the service was rushed and fleeting, possibly just because there were many more guests.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Matthew T. Member Since 4/14/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/14/18 3:30 PM

The members patio is incredible. It was our first time there. Our server was friendly while providing us space to relax and enjoy ourselves. He provided great insight into the varieties and blend available.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christine D. Member Since 12/18/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/18/18 11:30 AM

Wine Club Member... hospitality is top notch! Extremely hospitable. Sat indoors in the Wine Club’s cozy petit chateau.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle R. Member Since 3/27/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 4/02/18 12:00 PM

Château St. Jean was one of our most favorite wineries we visited! The patio setting was beautiful, as was the view. The wine was spectacular and the cheese plate was a nice compliment to our tasting. We will definitely be back on our next visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank B. Member Since 5/12/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/03/18 12:30 PM

As usual, everyone was fantastic to us. Erin is particularly gracious. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather L. Member Since 3/27/2018
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 3/29/18 11:00 AM

I was greeted very pleasantly and immediately offered a glass of sparkling wine. Then I was escorted to the Club tasting area to meet Geoff. He was fantastic! Very knowledgeable of the area and the winery. Offering a small tray of cheese and crackers was the perfect touch to accompany the wine experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
lYDIA K. Member Since 4/1/2018
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 4/01/18 1:00 PM

Friendly staff and affordable wine tasting! My boyfriend and I did the seated wine tasting on the chateau, and we would love to come again! It came with a complimentary cheeseboard and 4 flights per person. The scenery was beautiful, and we're excited to come back when they add the picnic area to their venue.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angelique D. Member Since 3/6/2018
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 3/12/18 2:00 PM

Amazing experience at Chateau St Jean - what's not to love!!! Super knowledgeable staff members who were very welcoming and a venue that is steeped in history and stunningly beautiful. What a great setting to learn more about the brand story and taste some incredible wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 2/21/2016
Seated Chateau Reserve Tasting on 3/24/18 11:00 AM

The grounds are beautiful and the wine was fantastic. Our host was rushed but we did arrive a few minutes late. Make sure you get there a little early. Also, I was disappointed that you cannot sit in the grass. We had our 10 month old daughter with us and were hoping we could have her play in the grass with some toys while we tasted.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberly H. Member Since 2/22/2018
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 3/18/18 1:00 PM

Everything was fantastic. So pleased the winery survived after the fires. Beautiful place with lovely wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
sally e. Member Since 3/1/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/16/18 12:30 PM

Cosy Visit by the fire on a rainy day tasting best of the reserves. Lots of attention from several that day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brittany H. Member Since 3/5/2018
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 3/06/18 11:00 AM

We absolutely loved our experience and plan to be back a lot. Great wines and wonderful views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scot B. Member Since 1/5/2018
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/07/18 1:30 PM

There is nothing better than enjoying a great selections on fine wines on a sunny patio with a bit of cheese and meat to go along. The view from the patio across valley is just stunning. Add in the beautiful flavors of the St Jean Reserve Chard, Cinq Cepagea and the AMAZING reserve Malbec. Wonderful does not do justice

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
charlotte b. Member Since 9/29/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 2/22/18 3:30 PM

Excellent tasting and amzing people at the winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob V. Member Since 5/2/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/04/18 3:30 PM

The reserve tastings are in an elegant and historic place. Erin and Jennelle were delightful and welcoming.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Trevor C. Member Since 2/21/2018
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 2/24/18 3:00 PM

We live on Hoff Road, very close by...but this was my first stop in for a tasting. Rhonda was excellent. Incredibly knowledgeable and patient with questions. We greatly enjoyed our tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Haleigh H. Member Since 5/24/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 1/30/18 11:00 AM

Our group of 4 had an amazing time at the pairing we scheduled here. Garrett was a great host and even threw in a mini tour since they were busy (off season visit). I would highly recommend for experience, beauty and wonderful wines! We joined the club!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcie H. Member Since 8/21/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 1/27/18 12:30 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca H. Member Since 1/19/2018
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 1/19/18 3:00 PM

Cheateau St. Jean was our first stop in wine country and I can honestly say it was our favorite winery from our trip. The atmosphere, staff, and wines are far superior than any other place we went to in Sonoma. We came during off season (after the fires), which only makes me want to visit during peak season when the grapes are still on the vine! Fantastic experience! I would highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy R. Member Since 1/14/2018
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 1/15/18 2:00 PM

Lovely hosts who made our tasting of the Reserve wines very special.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Antonia S. Member Since 10/5/2017
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 1/14/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful property (with bocce court!) and lovely, welcoming staff. Wonderful experience!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Phillip B. Member Since 1/12/2018
Reserve Tasting on 1/13/18 3:00 PM

We signed up for the private tasting, which was a fantastic call as we got so much first hand information from a wine expert, but we also had the opportunity to relax on a lovely couch and enjoy the experience. The wine was varied and interesting, We'll be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian K. Member Since 12/15/2017
Reserve Tasting on 1/13/18 12:00 PM

Very nice welcome reception, very good wine and learned more about wine after we were done.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jenifer & Trevor M. Member Since 3/16/2016
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 1/08/18 12:00 PM

This was an uncomfortable experience. It felt like a sales pitch at every turn. The host (very nice) was a lot of the time trying to sell us what were tasting or talking about the wine club. We have always had great experiences at CSJ but this was not one of them.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Paula M. Member Since 11/24/2017
Reserve Tasting on 12/24/17 1:00 PM

We visited the winery on Christmas Eve so it was a very slow time for the winery. It was recommended by a friend. The grounds are beautiful (even in the winter). There is slight to moderate visual damage from the wildfires. Jeff conducted our tasting. He is outstanding. He's knowledgeable yet non intimidating or wine snobby! He was very friendly and energetic, even on xmas eve.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Amanda E. Member Since 12/29/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 12/29/17 10:00 AM

Had a great time here. My sisters and I did a wine and cheese pairing. Butch was awesome. Super knowledgeable about the wine and even gave us a brief tour of the property and told us the history of it. Even joined the wine club! Really enjoyed their reserve collection and bought a couple bottles. Really liked all of the wine we tried

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia M. Member Since 11/30/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 12/27/17 3:00 PM

Great wine & cheese pairing

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary L. Member Since 12/9/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 12/10/17 11:30 AM

Great wine and very attentive. Plan on buying, because you will

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanne V. Member Since 11/29/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/29/17 1:00 PM

The tasting was lovely, with some complimentary tastings thrown in. Our host was enjoyable and entertaining, providing us with lots of interesting information.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Brittania H. Member Since 9/24/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/24/17 11:00 AM

Everything was wonderful - Even better than expected! My husband and I had a great time. -We can’t wait to go back again! Best tasting in Napa/Sonoma!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Divya T. Member Since 11/24/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/25/17 12:00 PM

The selection of cheeses for the wine pairing was perfect. However the wine choices weren't the best. The reds were too similar and the Riesling was far too sweet to be enjoyable. The property itself is gorgeous and almost all the staff were wonderful. One member of the staff yelled at us to go away from the patio even though we had just left for a few minutes to check out the vineyards

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Galit T. Member Since 10/23/2017
Reserve Tasting on 11/25/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful ambiance, amazing guide and delicious wine. What more can you ask for? Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kyle A. Member Since 11/24/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 11/24/17 3:30 PM

It was a beautiful crisp fall afternoon on the patio as we sipped amazing wine and watched the gorgeous sunset over the vineyards. #ThankfulandBlessed

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mitch & Amy G. Member Since 6/21/2015
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 11/24/17 11:00 AM

Great wine and a great overall experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John & Debra R. Member Since 4/28/2015
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 11/18/17 2:30 PM

Warm friendly atmosphere with excellent wines and beautiful grounds.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia D. Member Since 11/17/2016
Reserve Tasting on 11/17/17 11:00 AM

My family loved the experience at Chateau St. Jean. They were greeted when they walked in the door, and again when they were brought to the private Reservse tasting room. They love the wine so much they joined the wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ralph Z. Member Since 9/14/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/07/17 10:30 AM

Tremendous experience! Elegant wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay S. Member Since 10/8/2017
Premium Tasting on 10/08/17 10:00 AM

Everything was amazing about this visit. After many winery visits, this one was by far our favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kingsley T. Member Since 6/4/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/08/17 1:30 PM

We had a lovely experience in the members picnic area. We were able to bring our own snacks while we tasted wine. We were treated like we were very special by all.

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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