CellarPass Home > Sonoma County > Kenwood > Chateau St. Jean
Make Reservations


  • Select date and number of guests to check availability.
Upcoming Special Events

About Chateau St. Jean

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

Read More

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.

features Notable Features
  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Weddings
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Patio Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine 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 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Mary S. Member Since 2/4/2017
Reserve Tasting on 2/12/17 3:30 PM

Wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Kenneth D. Member Since 4/6/2014
Cinq Reves Library Tasting on 2/11/17 2:00 PM

Tim did a great job of sharing some outstanding wines. He has an excellent knowledge and exuberance that made the day special.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Amanda R. Member Since 2/7/2017
Premium Tasting on 2/11/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful property, welcoming to my large group, and ready to accommodate us. Friendly staff.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Jessica M. Member Since 8/18/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 2/04/17 10:00 AM

Everything was SO wonderful- the property, the staff, the WINES!!! We had a warmest welcome, and were treated like royalty! Would highly recommend the cheese pairing- so delicious! Our host was so knowledgeable & kind and made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire experience- we loved him & the winery so much we joined the wine club without hesitation! 5 stars all the way!!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Susan E B. Member Since 1/13/2017
Crab & Chardonnay- Saturday Seating on 1/28/17 1:00 PM

As a long-time member, I have appreciated the Chateau experience. This event was no different! There was delicious food, wonderful wine, and a convivial atmosphere with pleasant participants.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Fred B. Member Since 11/17/2016
Crab & Chardonnay- Saturday Seating on 1/28/17 1:00 PM

This was or second or third event at Ch. St. Jean. All have been spectacular. Hostesses and catering staff were super.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Dan T. Member Since 12/6/2016
Crab & Chardonnay- Saturday Seating on 1/28/17 1:00 PM

Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. it was a great event.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
JOHN V. Member Since 9/21/2016
Crab & Chardonnay- Saturday Seating on 1/28/17 1:00 PM

Great food and presentation. Attentive staff kept the mood light and fun.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Amanda S. Member Since 1/19/2017
Premium Tasting on 1/21/17 3:00 PM

It was a pleasant visit with very friendly staff. I would certainly like to come back

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
John L. Member Since 1/14/2017
Reserve Tasting on 1/14/17 2:30 PM

THE CHATEAU AND THE GROUNDS ARE BEAUTIFUL. WE WERE IMMEDIATELY GREETED AT THE DOOR AND WERE ABLE TO TASTE WINE IN THE LIBRARY EARLIER THAN OUR RESERVATION TIME. DAN WAS A TERRIFIC HOST! NOT ONLY DID HE EDUCATE US ON THE DIFFERENT WINES BUT CONVERSED LIKE WE WERE OLD FRIENDS. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME TO VISIT CHATEAU ST. JEANS, TAKE THE TIME.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Patricia B. Member Since 11/23/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 12/29/16 12:00 PM

Lovely, elegant dining room setting with a beautiful view of the vineyards & hills for our charcuterie & wine pairing. Wonderful pairing of cheese, (marscapone, toma & aged gouda), blanched almonds, tapenade, dried cranberries, salumi & various crackers so we could all experiment with the wines & charcuterie flavors. The large retail room was also pleasant, nice gift items & friendly staff.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Phaidra C. Member Since 12/28/2016
Premium Tasting on 12/29/16 1:00 PM

Great place to take my family for their 41st anniversary! The wines are great and lunch picnic was awesome!! The pourer was wonderful as well!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Erika M. Member Since 9/23/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

We had a lovely time at the holiday party. This winery is excellent.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Craig Z. Member Since 9/1/2015
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Under staffed

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Jim C. Member Since 4/26/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Good!

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Jane P. Member Since 5/10/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Made reservations for this event and something happened, our reservations were deleted. When I called to explain that we were planning on coming to pick up our wine club selection that day as well, I was told the event was filled up and no more room for us. They allowed members to bring 4 guests each and did not leave enough room for members. Poor planning! Cancelling our club membership.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 1 Star Rating 1/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 1 Star Rating 1/5
Kathy K. Member Since 11/21/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Loved the Open House and the little stop by the day after.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Barbaria L. Member Since 9/19/2014
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Cheerful event. Great sale

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
M.K. H. Member Since 8/22/2013
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Great caterers and food.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Monica C. Member Since 8/5/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Lovely, relaxing afternoon.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Gregg S. Member Since 8/16/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

I've been a club member for 5 years but only recently started attending club events. This was a very enjoyable experience for us, the nicest so far. Food pairings were excellent and wines were special, as always.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Joe P. Member Since 6/28/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

Fun holiday gathering with good food, great wine and caring hosts.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Kingsley T. Member Since 6/4/2016
Wine Club Holiday Open House on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

I was allowed to bring my son and his new wife. It was a treat for them to be entertained in an adult world. The atmosphere was wonderful. The singers added to the experience. They were present but not the center of attention. We were still able to interact with our party. Food excellent and the wine superb as always. !!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Becka C. Member Since 10/13/2016
Premium Tasting on 12/02/16 2:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience! There were nine of us enjoying a girls weekend and we had a beautiful and delicious time at Chateau St. Jean.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Patricia D. Member Since 11/17/2016
Premium Tasting on 11/19/16 3:00 PM

I am an employee of Treasury Wine Estates and brought family members from out of town to St Jean, my favorite winery. They like the wine but have never been to the winery, and they loved it. Service was great, we were greeted with friendly staff and had great service. I love the wine and the winery, and everyone there is always extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the wines. Thank you!!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kathi C. Member Since 11/3/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 11/19/16 1:00 PM

What's not to love? Gorgeous grounds, friendly & knowledgeable staff, and super tasty wines. One of my most favorites!!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Linnea F. Member Since 10/18/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 10/22/16 2:00 PM

We were engaged here and thought it would be fun to return 10 years later. Unfortunately, it has now become very commercialized. DO NOT go on a Saturday! We booked a tasting out on the patio so we could enjoy the beautiful weather but when we arrived they said the patio was closed because of a wedding. We had our tasting in the cramped dinning room with 12 of our "closest" friends.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
John V. Member Since 9/21/2016
Cinq Reves Library Tasting on 11/13/16 2:00 PM

Dan was a wonderful host in a great room that was made to be special for our group. The wines were excellent and we learned a lot about these and other wines from Dan. Our friends joined the wine club as a result and we look forward to returning for other events.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Donald D. Member Since 11/12/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 11/13/16 3:00 PM

Wine tasting was better than expected.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Larry E. Member Since 5/9/2014
Cinq Reves Library Tasting on 11/06/16 11:00 AM

first time experience for the cinq reves library tasting. One of the best experiences at any winery. Private, relaxing and a wealth of information provided to us. Will do again in the future.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Shy C. Member Since 11/2/2016
Premium Tasting on 11/05/16 11:00 AM

We had Gary as our wine expert on the patio. We had originally booked inside but for only $5 more we were able to sit on the patio and no one else was there at the moment so we lucked out with a private tasting. Gary was exceptional in his service and explanations and he was so much fun!!!! Give that guy a raise!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Robert O. Member Since 10/17/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 11/04/16 12:00 PM

When we walked in we didn't have to wait as we were there a bit early , which worked out good if we got to walk around and look at all the different items once we were brought to our tasting it was a beautiful experience Really loved everyone who helped us. The woman who walked us through our tasting was very lovely she really made the experience

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Eileen S. Member Since 9/29/2016
Reserve Tasting on 10/31/16 11:30 AM

We signed up for a reserve tasting. Mike was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We knew Chateau St. Jean from some of the wines (including the expensive Cinq Cepages) we have bought locally in Massachusetts, but the reserves were amazing. We joined the club (a mixed group of white and red), and before we left, ate outside with our picnic lunch we brought.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Timothy B. Member Since 4/14/2016
Wine Club Patio Reserve Tasting on 10/29/16 11:00 AM

Very relaxed, unhurried, friendly, personal and informative.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Sam S. Member Since 8/7/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 10/30/16 3:00 PM

Overall it was a great experience. Great wine and food pairing. Would highly recommend.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Amanda G. Member Since 10/29/2016
Reserve Tasting on 10/29/16 2:30 PM

went with out of town friends for a day of tasting in Sonoma. Worth a visit for sure, but plan to stand a lot, seems like they want to keep people moving through.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Beverly F. Member Since 10/27/2016
Reserve Tasting on 10/27/16 3:30 PM

very pleasant, beautiful atmosphere even though it was raining. Our host was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We will return and hopefully the weather will be better.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Erika M. Member Since 9/23/2016
Wine Club Patio Reserve Tasting on 9/25/16 12:00 PM

Chateau St. Jean is a beautiful property that serves wonderful wine. We are members of the winery, so were able to sit on the couches on the veranda. It was lovely and relaxing.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
ashley f. Member Since 10/20/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 10/23/16 11:00 AM

We arrived at Chateau St Jean with a mid morning charcuterie and tasting reservation. The weather could not be more perfect. Jeff was our host and he was awesome. So knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The food was local and delicious and the wine was so enjoyable. We really could have stayed all day..The property was beautiful! By far our favorite winery. Can't wait for our first wine club delivery!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Catalina R. Member Since 10/19/2016
Premium Tasting on 10/22/16 11:00 AM

Its was a great experience! The place is relaxing and beautiful!

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

Weekly Newsletter

Receive announcements about new destinations and special offers.

 Mark as Favorite
features
Chateau St. Jean
8555 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
Today 2/23 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 2/24 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 2/25 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 2/26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 2/27 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 2/28 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 3/1 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About CellarPass: Helping you plan and book your wine country dream vacation since 2010.

CellarPass is the leading destination to plan and book best wine country tours, tastings and special events. Make reservations and purchase tickets for events at leading wineries in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Lake County, Paso Robles, Central Coast, Sierra Foothills, Seneca Lake, Hudson Valley, Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and more.