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Chateau St. Jean

Live Performance, Special Events

Saturday, May 11, 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

  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • 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
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
Katrine O. Member Since 11/5/2015My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 1/10/19 1:00 PM

A lovely experience - excellent service and lovely wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kelly T. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 1/05/19 11:00 AM

We really enjoyed our time there. We did the morning slot. Everyone in the party agreed it was one of our favorites while we were there.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
SCOT B. Member Since 1/5/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 12/30/18 3:30 PM

We have been Wine Club members for the past 4 years. This is such a beautiful place to come sit and relax. Erin and Damen with wonderful with the tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom M. Member Since 10/10/2018My Boss
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 12/28/18 3:00 PM

The wines were good. The 45th Anniversary Cab Sauv was the best of the bunch. I was looking forward to trying at least one of your Pinot Noirs, but it was not to be , even though there were six listed in the complete wine list (not the tasting menu for that day.) Guess I just picked the wrong day (or perhaps just the wrong season to visit) to not be offered at least one Pinot Noir to taste.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Cynthia M. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 12/28/18 2:30 PM

Live the wine. Keep coming back for the great experiences they create for members and guests.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kaitlyn P. Member Since 6/4/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 12/19/18 12:30 PM

Karen wrapped a beautiful gift for my business partner and helped select the items to go with the wine . I love being able to bring my colleagues and clients to taste and have a personal shopper. Amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney B. Member Since 2/16/2017My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 11/16/18 1:00 PM

Great Staff!! Awesome wines! Attention to detail! Very impressed!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
MB R. Member Since 10/25/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 11/09/18 3:30 PM

We were greeted with a smile and escorted to our tasting. Tastings, of course, were good and we were given a lot of info about the wines and different vineyards. The property is absolutely beautiful. It's definitely a place to stop and enjoy.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Monica M. Member Since 12/20/2016My Boss
Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting on 11/11/18 2:00 PM

The grounds really nice. The tasting selection was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Geoffrey B. Member Since 10/16/2016My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 11/10/18 10:30 AM

We had a great afternoon at Chateau St. Jean. We were greeted and welcomed by many members of the staff. Erin ran our wine tasting and was super informative with info and tasting notes on the wines. We were nervous to sit outside because of the bad air quality but CSJ had already moved all tastings indoors to accommodate people. It was great! Will definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin W. Member Since 11/2/2018My Parents
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 11/10/18 10:00 AM

Great location and beautiful grounds. Enjoy the tasting but felt we were "pitched" to buy wines because they were on sale.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Megan S. Member Since 11/2/2018My BFF
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 11/10/18 10:00 AM

The grounds and building are so beautiful. We were greeted upon arrival before we even made it in the door. There was a wildfire that was causing unhealthy air quality and they chose to move us inside. We would have loved to be in the garden like we were supposed to be, but I am just so happy they were still willing to accommodate our large group and didn’t cancel. We would go back again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Craig R. Member Since 11/7/2018My BFF
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 11/07/18 11:00 AM

Wonderful wine in beautiful setting. Service was excellent and friendly. We enjoyed it so much that we joined their wine club. Can’t wait to return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James M. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 11/04/18 11:30 AM

Great time, we hosted another couple, they were very impressed & enjoyed the tasting, bought 8 bottles that day. We will be back

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica R. Member Since 7/6/2016My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 11/03/18 3:00 PM

It was great to see the place full of energy with a variation of crowds. My group and i had a great time. I was told thet they would come back and do it all over again. The group fell i love with the Cinq cepage wine and most of the reserve selections.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bob V. Member Since 5/2/2017My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/31/18 12:30 PM

We have enjoyed the Saint Jean winery for many years. Especially love the reserve tasting on the patio. Erin is an outstanding representative for the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy Z. Member Since 10/26/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/26/18 1:30 PM

A beautiful afternoon at Chateau St. Jean ! The weather, the wine, the hospitality, and the view was over the top ! I've been a wine club member since 2004 and love bringing my friends and family here !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aline C. Member Since 10/28/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/29/18 12:00 PM

The service was professional and friendly. The Wines and the ambiant were amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ginny C. Member Since 10/4/2018My Boss
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/21/18 4:00 PM

The estate was absolutely beautiful

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Michael C. Member Since 8/8/2017My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/27/18 2:00 PM

Always a great experience with friendly and knowledgable staff. The grounds are beautiful and the tasting room is warm and inviting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael G. Member Since 10/25/2018My BFF
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 10/27/18 10:00 AM

One of the real gems in the region. Beautiful grounds, fabulous wines, knowledgeable and welcoming staff. No hard sell.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina A. Member Since 8/29/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/25/18 3:30 PM

We were greeted so warmly and everything was set up. Absolutely everything looked beautiful and the guys enjoyed playing bocce ball on the grounds. The wine was perfect and our host was wonderful and knowledgeable. All our friends were incredibly impressed, thank you for a lovely tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Regina W. Member Since 9/9/2014My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/16/18 10:30 AM

We brought friends from out of town and this visit was by far our favorite from the day. We kept talking about it the entire day. Our hostess was exceptional and her descriptions of the wines really resonated with us and was the most unique the we have experienced. The staff was very flexible with us and we ended up staying in excess of our allotted time and we were not "pushed along".

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer M. Member Since 10/10/2018My BFF
Wine Club Picnic Area on 10/19/18 12:00 PM

The beauty of the grounds, the excellent wines, and the welcoming staff make a visit to Chateau St. Jean an all around top choice .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amber B. Member Since 9/2/2018My Boss
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 10/19/18 10:00 AM

Chateau St. Jean was absolutely beautiful, and had fantastic wines. We had a "flights and bites" tasting on the beautiful patio. Overall our experience was great, however, the "sales pitch" was way too intense. We likely would have purchased a case of wine but were turned off by the sales pitch for the wine club (we did join wine clubs elsewhere). I would definitely go back nevertheless.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary B. Member Since 10/15/2018My Frenemy
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/20/18 3:00 PM

The wine was good but the wine and cheese pairing was not that great. It was in no way “paired”. They slappped down a platter of cheeses and said nothing about the wines they should be paired with. The person serving us was friendly but handling too many tables. She isn’t really listen to our interests.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dan D. Member Since 10/20/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/20/18 4:00 PM

Had an amazing first time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Russell P. Member Since 10/15/2018My Boss
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/17/18 1:00 PM

We were greeted very warmly and professionally, even though we were several minutes late in arriving. Our presenter gave us a quick mini-tour of the main public area of the chateau, and showed us to the terrace. We had to remind our presenter about the "lite bites" accompanying the wine, and were served only a few olives, a smattering of pita, and a spoonful of tapenade.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kenneth N. Member Since 8/17/2017My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/05/18 11:30 AM

I belong to their club. The tasting with the cheese plate on the patio was exceptional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael Z. Member Since 10/10/2018My Parents
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/14/18 2:00 PM

The Chateau St. Jean patio wine tasting experience was our favorite in Sonoma by far. We were seated immediately, were not rushed for the entire duration of the visit, and had nice conversations with the staff. The scenery is amazing, it feels like you are sitting in the middle of the vines. Will be drinking CSJ for some time to come!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
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