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Chateau St. Jean

Kenwood, CA

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  • Classic St. Jean Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy table-side service in our main tasting room with 4 of our most popular, classic wines. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Experience the Sonoma wine lifestyle. Customize a flight of wines as you relax in our 1920s chateau and take in the breathtaking view of our Grand Lawn and Estate Vineyards. This experience is accompanied by light bites to compliment and enhance the wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Unlock the Chateau $70.00/ppGROUP SIZE 6 - 12

    Daily

    An escape room like no other. You have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles by using clues and hints to unlock the secret of the Chateau. Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, a glass of wine when you unlock the second room, and a flight of wine after you escape! Available Friday- Monday at 11:00 am for groups of 6-12 people. In the comments, please let us know if you've completed an escape room before or if this will be your first escape room experience! Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Morning Bites & Wine Flight $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Start your day at our winery with morning bites and a wine flight! Enjoy noshing on a croissant, cheese and chocolate, paired with a flight of 4 wines in our main tasting room. Available Friday - Sunday from 11am- 12pm. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Private Tailored Wine Experience $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Mon | Fri | Sat | Sun

    This hour long experience, guests will enjoy a custom tailored selection of Chateau St. Jean wines, while your host takes you on a journey through Chateau St. Jean’s history and philosophy of winemaking. When making your reservation please let us know your wine interests in the notes section and your host will customize your tasting experience to your liking. - Whites only - Reds only - Bordeaux varietals - Burgundy varietals Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Chateau Reserve Group Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 8 - 14

    Daily

    Enjoy a reception-style tasting featuring four of our Reserve wines. An experienced wine educator will guide your party through the flight. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Chef's Table $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 12

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Join us for a fun and educational wine & food experience. Tour our beautiful grounds – glass in hand – and learn about our property's rich history. Finish in the original dining room of our historic 1920s chateau where you will enjoy some of our most sought after wines with delicious amuse-bouches prepared by our Chef. All guests must be 21 or older. No pets. Offered Friday - Sunday. Reservations required. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Bottles & Bites $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 4 - 20

    Daily

    This one hour, independent experience includes a reserved location on our property and one bottle of wine plus one cheese and charcuterie plate per 4 guests. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Wine Club Reserve Tasting ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Wine Club members are invited to enjoy a tasting of four Reserve and limited-release wines in the Chateau. If you are not a Wine Club member and are interested in learning more about our Club and this tasting, please email support.chateaustjean@tweglobal.com for more information. Approximately 1 Hour.

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Chateau St. Jean

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, July 13, 2019 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.

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.

Notable Features

  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Special Tasting
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 VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah B. Member Since 3/14/2019Evil Stepmother
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 5/17/19 10:00 AM

The gardens and ground at Chateau St. Jean were beautiful. However, the woman that was doing our tasting was not welcoming and provided us no information about the wine. When asked about the wine, she would provide very little details, such as "this is fruity". When we asked for additional information about the wines, we got kindergarten type answers. It felt like she was judging our group.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Martin F. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 5/12/19 11:00 AM

Wonderful wines and a very nice cheese and chocolate plate. The view is fantastic and the gardens are amazing. Highly recommended

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maja R. Member Since 5/5/2019My Boss
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 5/12/19 3:00 PM

I ordered two $40 tastings on patio. Everything was great at the beginning. We went to take pictures on the property walking around for maybe 10 min. When we came back all the wine and cheese plate was gone. My purse was in the chair with another bag on the table. Also we had bags of chips and other snacks on the table. The server said he thought we left and took all the wine away,full glasses.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Andrew T. Member Since 1/27/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 5/05/19 11:00 AM

The winery and grounds are gorgeous, the wine was great, and the hospitality was fantastic. They worked with me to make my proposal to my now fiancé so great! Will definitely be returning.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanine G. Member Since 4/25/2019My BFF
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 5/03/19 11:00 AM

We made a 11am reservation for our party on a Friday and Bruce was our host. He was great. We enjoyed our entire experience and he was quite knowledgeable, friendly and set the right pace for our group. We would definitely recommend visiting your winery to our friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael L. Member Since 2/24/2019My Boss
Unlock the Chateau on 5/04/19 11:00 AM

We really enjoyed how the game was put together. Learning about the history at the same time was a bonus. Tasting the wines added an extra incentive for us to be on top of our game. Definitely worth the drive!! However a lot of the locks did not work correctly. We had the right combination but the lock were stuck. We still got through the game but that piece was disappointing. The group had fun!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barry C. Member Since 5/3/2019My Frenemy
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 5/04/19 12:30 PM

This was my first time visiting after my family became members a few weeks ago. I was giving a wine club member passport card and told I could visit with that card anytime, but when I showed up at the winery, I felt mistrusted and was asked multiple times about who I was and the status of my membership. Not to mention that the reservation I had called in advance to book was at the wrong time.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Cynthia M. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/26/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful venue, great wines and engaging service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul F. Member Since 4/13/2019My BFF
Chef's Table on 4/21/19 3:00 PM

It was short, informative and very interesting. Not only did the food pair well with the wines - but the wines clearly brought out the best in the gourmet appetizers served. Would give this experience my highest recommendation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth Z. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Unlock the Chateau on 4/18/19 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful and fun visit. Enjoyed the escape room experience with Katherine as our guide. Our tasting was delightful with a special treat or two. Really enjoyed the wine, cheeses, and the delightfully friendly and helpful staff. The Chateau and grounds are spectacular!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan R. Member Since 7/14/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/17/19 2:30 PM

It was excellent and such a gorgeous setting. Wines delicious. Pamela was amazing. So glad we came.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jorgen S. Member Since 1/3/2019My Frenemy
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/28/19 1:30 PM

I am surprised to be asked about the experience, because it truly felt like no-one cared about exactly that. Meaning our experience at the winery. Considering that we over the years have spent >USD 200k at St Jean and how many great experiences we have had previously at the winery, we were flabbergasted how profoundly bad our so-called Reserve tasting was at visit on March 28th 2019.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
James L. Member Since 4/13/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/13/19 1:30 PM

I am a member of the 8555 Club at Cht St Jean and we had an exceptional experience during this visit. Damen provided excellent customer service and we enjoyed a long (2.5 hr) wine tasting in the relaxing outdoor Club Patio Area. Highly recommend visiting Cht St Jean for both their excellent reserve wines as well as their beautiful grounds.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert C. Member Since 2/15/2017My Frenemy
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 4/11/19 2:00 PM

Sit down tasting with cheese pairings was wonderful. Only downside is it was to cold to sit on patio.. So we had to make due with fireplace!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristen S. Member Since 4/5/2019My Parents
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 4/10/19 3:00 PM

I would recommend this to EVERYONE! Not just parents, but all who are planning a trip to Sonoma! This was our first winery stop in Sonoma, the ambiance, scenery and wine were all fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalia N. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 3/30/19 11:00 AM

This place is perfect! Fancy atmosphere, beautiful view, and great wine! Can’t wait to go there again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian P. Member Since 3/1/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/04/19 3:30 PM

It was a magical, wonderful afternoon. I cannot wait to do it again.Erin

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan D. Member Since 3/27/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/27/19 11:30 AM

Stellar wine tasting with Garrett!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pedro R. Member Since 3/17/2019My Boss
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 3/26/19 11:00 AM

Michelle was awesome and took great care of me and my wife. Everything was top notch, loved the place

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas S. Member Since 3/21/2019My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 3/22/19 1:00 PM

The space was nice and everything was done very professionally. The wine and cheese pairings were delicious.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina R. Member Since 8/27/2018My BFF
Unlock the Chateau on 3/17/19 11:00 AM

The escape room was great! Jeff was our host and he was amazing. A wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shawna F. Member Since 3/10/2019My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/16/19 1:30 PM

The grounds were beautiful. We enjoyed our time there. Our only complaints are that we had three different servers. We started off with one, got passed to another, and then got passed to the last one. I was there with my 20 year old daughter and it would have been nice to have some nonalcoholic beverages available for her so that we didn’t feel guilty about sipping wine while she drank water.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nikki L. Member Since 2/10/2012My Parents
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 3/16/19 11:00 AM

The estate is beautiful and we were warmly welcomed. I did feel a very hard push to join the wine club. We were asked if we wanted to join the first time right upon check in- before even tasting the wines, which I thought was odd. There is definitely a heavy focus on the club membership all the way through the experience which was a bit off putting. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Sarah F J. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 3/08/19 12:00 PM

We loved our wine tasting experience at Chateau St. Jean! The wines were fabulous and Butch was so courteous and knowledgeable. We joined their wine club and shipped wine home. I highly recommend a visit there.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 2/20/2019My BFF
Chateau Reserve Group Tasting on 3/07/19 3:30 PM

Amazing experience! The whole staff was beyond accommodating!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
SCOT B. Member Since 1/5/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 3/03/19 2:00 PM

The club tasting room at St Jean is always amazing. We try to stop each time we visit the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
DeJuana A. Member Since 1/21/2019My BFF
Unlock the Chateau on 3/04/19 11:00 AM

As a family we are competitive and enjoy games. This was quite fun and allowed us to each shine in our own way. It was a delightful and fun experience for all of us. Would we do it again? Yes, we are waiting for 2.0 version.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sheri D. Member Since 12/21/2018My BFF
Unlock the Chateau on 3/03/19 11:00 AM

We booked the Escape Room/Tasting as xmas gift to enjoy with our children and their spouses- we loved it! Most of our party had never done an escape room before, but everyone had a blast. We were greeted with a glass of sparkling while we were introduced to the Chateau and then headed into the mansion for the Escape Room experience. Everything was very well explained and laid out.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mk H. Member Since 6/28/2017My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/02/19 1:30 PM

Exceptional service. Informed staff. Happy and graceful. Unparalleled in the industry today in seated tasting. Simply prepare to leave with cases.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark K. Member Since 2/21/2019My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

Love being a member of the wine club as the wines are always delicious. Kudos to the winemaker as well as all of the staff that made and always make each of our visits to Chateau St. Jean feel very special - an event. Thank you!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren B. Member Since 1/5/2018My Boss
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 1/20/19 1:00 PM

Great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie B. Member Since 1/31/2017My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 2/05/19 12:30 PM

Erin was great and helped hook up two new club members!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rosanna P. Member Since 1/17/2019My BFF
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 2/01/19 2:00 PM

absolutely beautiful, enjoyed the wines, very friendly, and welcoming. eager to answer all questions and gave recommendations . would come back again

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John R. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 1/21/19 2:30 PM

Excelent wines and friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan K. Member Since 8/30/2011My Boss
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 1/20/19 1:00 PM

The location is beautiful. Great pictures and the Pinot Noir is amazing !

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Carole D. Member Since 1/19/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 1/20/19 1:30 PM

It was a cold and windy day, everyone ( Chanda etal ) was very accommodating to our needs. We had a lovely time and bought some lovely wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken W. Member Since 1/14/2019My Ex
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 1/14/19 12:00 PM

Facility was beautiful but the Chateau was closed for a photo shoot which we were not told at the time of booking. We were disappointed that we were unable to tour the Chateau.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica B. Member Since 1/17/2019My Frenemy
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 1/19/19 11:00 AM

The grounds were beautiful and the wine was good. However, the HARD SELL on the club membership was completely over the top. Geoff brought it up FOUR TIMES during our 45 minute tasting, explaining it in detail. Even if our group had been interested, his nagging pitch was a complete turn-off.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kayla A. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 1/19/19 11:00 AM

Our reservation was for morning bites and flights. We loved the room, music and overall ambiance. The wine was fantastic and loved the food, (apple cinnamon bread was our favorite). Only downside, we felt a little overly pressured to join the wine club. Would recommend to everyone, we will be back!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cameron W. Member Since 1/8/2019My Parents
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 1/12/19 11:00 AM

We could not have been treated better. Especially Geoff and Russ (but really everyone), they made it a fantastic experience for all of us. They managed a big group (some of whom couldn't quite get there at our scheduled time) with ease. I'll be back for the reserve tasting and possibly the escape room as well.

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

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