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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.

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 5 Star Ambiance Rating 5/5
Mary-Charlotte M. Member Since 6/20/2017
Premium Tasting on 6/20/17 1:00 PM

Jeff was incredible! He was incredibly personable and it was evident how passionate he is about wine and the industry. As my first ever wine tasting, this experience definitely exceeded my expectations. Beautiful landscaping and views of the vineyards also helped make this visit perfect.

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 M. Member Since 6/14/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/15/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful day, great people. Very enjoyable.

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
Ronald S. Member Since 2/1/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 6/15/17 3:30 PM

Prepared, prompt, and pleasant - excellent presentation of their wines.

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
Jim S. Member Since 6/16/2017
Reserve Tasting on 6/16/17 2:00 PM

We arrived early and they did a great job of fitting us in. Very informative and educational.

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
Sheri B. Member Since 5/6/2017
Premium Tasting on 5/20/17 3:00 PM

We loved every minute we spent at Chateau St. Jean and didn't want to leave. Our host, Judy, was amazing and made our visit the best. The grounds were spectacular 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
Kristie H. Member Since 6/12/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/15/17 11:00 AM

It was a wonderful experience. We were greeted immediately and shown to the patio for our tasting. Judy was so helpful and well informed. The wine was amazing and the cheese complimented the wine so well. Finally, the view was absolutely stunning. I can't wait to come visit again.

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
Gordon H. Member Since 5/27/2017
Reserve Tasting on 6/13/17 10:30 AM

Beautiful grounds, welcoming, atmosphere

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
Karin D. Member Since 5/12/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/12/17 10:00 AM

Rhonda was a very knowledgeable winery host, gracious and pleasant. Enjoyed the selection of wine and cheese. She went beyond the original pairings and added other wine selections that she heard us describe. Could not have been a better hour spent at this pairing event!

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
Tamara S. Member Since 10/24/2016
Premium Tasting on 6/11/17 12:00 PM

Had a wonderful time at a beautiful property drinking lovely wines!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Samantha B. Member Since 6/10/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/10/17 2:00 PM

Beautiful winery and estate. I do wish that children weren't allowed as it impairs the experience.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Candy N. Member Since 5/4/2017
Premium Tasting on 6/08/17 11:00 AM

This was our first of many tastings in Sonoma and a great start. The grounds are lovely and Judy did a great job introducing us to the wines of Chateau St. Jean.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Patty C. Member Since 6/1/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/07/17 12:00 PM

We enjoyed our wine and cheese pairing on the patio - would have been nice to have had a chance to see part of the winery as well.

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
Kylie A. Member Since 6/1/2017
Premium Tasting on 6/06/17 2:00 PM

Visited with family for a celebration.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Kayla H. Member Since 5/13/2017
Premium Tasting on 6/08/17 3:00 PM

We chose Chateau St. Jean for our first winery tasting in Sonoma Valley. Our party was 8 girls total for a bachelorette party/bridal shower weekend. We were very happy with the service we received at Chateau St. Jean and very much enjoyed our wine tasting expert, Judy. 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
Gregory C. Member Since 5/17/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/03/17 3:00 PM

The whole property is beautiful. Great wine. Great service. Great views. Very peaceful place to enjoy wonderful wines.

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
Dean W. Member Since 5/30/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/31/17 12:00 PM

From beginning to end the visit was excellent. Cheese and wine tasting on the patio was great! Our host, Butch, took wonderful care of every detail of our experience and then we enjoyed touring the garden.

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
Keren H. Member Since 4/20/2015
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/28/17 11:00 AM

Wine and cheese tasting was absolutely amazing. Stunning property, great wines!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Rick L. Member Since 4/16/2015
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/27/17 12:00 PM

Scenery was beautiful and service was very attentive. Great overall 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
Tyler G. Member Since 5/16/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/28/17 12:00 PM

The scenery was great. Experience was mediocre at best. Definitely didn't get my money worth. Bought 2 wines, but paid as much as I would normally pay for 4 of the same quality wine. Overall wouldn't come back.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Caroline R. Member Since 5/23/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/28/17 2:00 PM

We arrived a little late, and the hosts were extremely accommodating. Our server was extremely knowledgeable, and we enjoyed the wine and cheese! I would definitely come back. They have a beautiful property. Even though there was another large party in the tasting room with us, we felt like it was a private 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
Mariah M. Member Since 5/22/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/22/17 1:00 PM

Absolutely gorgeous vineyard. Accomodating and 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
Susan D. Member Since 5/8/2016
Wine Club Picnic Table Reservation on 5/21/17 1:00 PM

Always a relaxing pleasurable 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
Thomas F. Member Since 5/20/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/20/17 3:00 PM

Patio experience well worth it! A must do. Host Butch was delightful!

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
Sean F. Member Since 5/19/2017
Wine Club Picnic Table Reservation on 5/19/17 1:00 PM

We LOVE this place Tim was and always is outstanding!! Thank you for such an amazing 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
Nick D. Member Since 9/1/2016
Premium Tasting on 5/20/17 2:00 PM

Picturesque and lovely! Even it was a last minute decision to go do a tasting and hot, the staff were insanely friendly and accommodating. Also, with the well placed foliage it cut the heat nicely. We could have been anywhere on the planet. Beautiful and a great afternoon.

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
David L. Member Since 5/20/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/20/17 12:00 PM

Great overall experience. Beautiful setting and great wine!

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
Debra M. Member Since 5/8/2017
Chateau Cheese & Wine Pairing on 5/16/17 12:00 PM

The grounds are stunning and the wine pairing experience was wonderful

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
Karen B. Member Since 12/30/2015
Chateau Cheese & Wine Pairing on 5/16/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful site, lovely patio, very knowledgeable staff we had Jeff. Excellent wine!

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
Patricia F. Member Since 5/29/2016
Fête de la Fleur on 5/13/17 12:00 PM

Always have the best time sipping wine and enjoying great hospitality! Wonderful place to take friends and family.

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
Casey T. Member Since 12/14/2016
Premium Tasting on 5/10/17 3:00 PM

Crystal was very knowledgeable about the wines. Suggested wines based on our likes.

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
Bridget C. Member Since 3/7/2017
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 4/29/17 2:00 PM

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!

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
Elena K. Member Since 4/8/2015
Chateau Cheese & Wine Pairing on 5/06/17 2:00 PM

Stunning winery, grounds and setting. Great wine and cheese. However, we arrived on time for our 2 p.m. reservation and weren't seated until close to 2:30 p.m. (We were comp'd a glass of wine as a result.) Also, there was a massive derby-themed auction going on the day we were there, taking up the entire view of the vineyards and very loud. I would not have booked had I known about it.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Jim D. Member Since 3/11/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/30/17 3:30 PM

Beautiful setting and very good wines.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jessica Q. Member Since 4/23/2017
Chateau Cheese & Wine Pairing on 4/24/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful wine, Beautiful surroundings, fabulous customer service!

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
Bryon G. Member Since 3/11/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 4/23/17 10:30 AM

Beautiful winery, great wine. Nice variety of grapes to taste. Very nice area to have a picnic.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
David M. Member Since 4/15/2017
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 4/15/17 12:00 PM

It was just so relaxing. No pressure just enjoyment.

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
Barbara D. Member Since 2/1/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/25/17 12:00 PM

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Beautiful winery and amazing wines. If you can only go to one winery it should be this one. The folks are great and the wine is superb. 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
Brian M. Member Since 3/24/2017
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 3/24/17 1:00 PM

Rainy day but we still had an amazing 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
Frank Z. Member Since 5/14/2016
Charcuterie at the Chateau on 3/22/17 1:00 PM

From the time we were greeted until we finished the wonderful Charcuterie and wine tasting, our experience could not have been better. Quality of the newly introduced cheese selection plate was outstanding and wine pairings could not have been better. It was my wife's 70th birthday and the time spent at the Chateau was fantastic. The Chateau is a gorgeous facility.

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
Edel M. Member Since 3/3/2017
Premium Tasting on 3/18/17 1:00 PM

Beautiful winery. Great Pinot Noir!

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

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Chateau St. Jean
8555 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
Today 6/24 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 6/25 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 6/26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 6/27 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 6/28 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 6/29 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 6/30 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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