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Chateau St. Jean

Kenwood, CA

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  • Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau $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

    Mon | Sat | Sun

    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

    Thu | 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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  • 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 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 - 8

    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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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

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natasha N. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/12/19 12:30 PM

That was a lovely experience. My husband and I and our friends genuinely enjoyed the experience from the moment we came to the winery. The sitting arrangements was so beautiful with a great view and excellent service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ben K. Member Since 9/4/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 10/11/19 4:00 PM

The property was beautiful, however our host "Geoff" was disappointing. There was a wedding in the center courtyard and that seemed to be the focus. I made reservations a month in advance for 4:00pm for 4, paid in full at time of reservation. It was obvious we were being rushed. We asked if we needed to hurry and the response was "well I cant tell you, you have to leave, but yes" Enough said...

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Mary Z. Member Since 9/14/2016My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/06/19 11:30 AM

Our rep was personable, a pro & answered all questions. CSJ provided a complimentary cheese plate that was delicious & unexpected. The wines are legendary.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven D. Member Since 8/27/2019Evil Stepmother
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/02/19 4:00 PM

terrible and do not go on a holiday!

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
matt q. Member Since 9/30/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 10/05/19 12:00 PM

It was good

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gina-Rose O. Member Since 9/19/2018My Ex
Bottles & Bites on 10/04/19 2:30 PM

I was very unimpressed with the bottles and bites tasting experience. It included 3 bottles and 2 cheese trays...not included was a true winery experience sharing each wine. Eric dropped the bottles at our table and left. I pressed him to at least explain the wines which he did in one breathe before walking away and never returning. I would have preferred to save the $250 and bought nice bottles.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Louise M. Member Since 1/22/2014My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 10/02/19 3:00 PM

I find the staff With no passion for their products. Not very friendly. Did not want to know anything about their guests. Will not recommend reserve or the regular tasting.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Sue C. Member Since 7/2/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/01/19 1:30 PM

Overall the staff was fantastic. The wines were delicious as was our cheese plate.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terri W. Member Since 5/27/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/30/19 3:30 PM

We always enjoy CSJ reserve experience. The wines and ambiance are top drawer

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia M. Member Since 7/30/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/29/19 11:30 AM

Always a lovely setting and tasty wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Valerie A. Member Since 7/26/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/28/19 1:00 PM

lovely experience, variety of wines - knowledgeable staff. Was a busy day, Outdoor seating was enjoyable- relaxed feel took our time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary Kay G. Member Since 8/25/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/28/19 2:00 PM

The grounds are absolutely beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roland F. Member Since 8/24/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/23/19 11:00 AM

My wife and I arrived right at the time of our tasting experience instead of earlier due to traffic, but we were warmly greeted and served a Brut Rosé. We then headed outdoors to a beautiful view overlooking the vines and a Magnolia tree. Our host described the 8 wines being offered (hint: split and share) All the wine was excellent, and I have a new appreciation for Sonoma wines, especially CSJ!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren M. Member Since 9/12/2019My Parents
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 9/23/19 2:00 PM

Enjoyed an afternoon classic tasting at Chateau St Jean. Shop is stocked with cute wine themed household items and jewelry. We were greeted with a toast of bubbly. Friendly staff who shared a lot of information/ recommendations about the local and bay areas. We took some photos outside of the chateau w/the gorgeous vineyard backdrop. Note that table seating within the chateau is an additional cost

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanne B. Member Since 4/13/2019My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/22/19 2:30 PM

Nice afternoon with plenty of shade, wine, and snacks.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jo Ann F. Member Since 8/31/2013My BFF
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 8/06/19 3:00 PM

We are member because first I love the wine; second, the ambiance; third the staff is always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It couldn't be better!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara K. Member Since 8/16/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/20/19 3:30 PM

Always a great experience! Great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rochelle H. Member Since 9/15/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/17/19 11:00 AM

We had a fabulous day at Chateau St. Jean Winery. Our guide was Michael and he was first class. We joined as members and look forward to returning often.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard L. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/03/19 2:30 PM

Have been enjoying wine for 50 years but learned so much more on this visit in regards to increased knowledge of serving and taste acquisition. Discussions of age of vintages was very enlightening. My friends really enjoy the 45th. I look forward to investing in case quantities of current productions of reds to open a bottle each year until year 12 to see how it ages.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bonnie B. Member Since 8/15/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/09/19 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful private tasting with Rhonda who made the experience exceptional! When I made the reservation I’d arranged an indoor tasting, but were taken to a table on the patio, so we asked for the indoor tasting we had requested. Although we were moved without question, it was clear the woman who moved us was irritated, the only sour note in our experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ricardo B. Member Since 8/26/2019My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/08/19 12:30 PM

We had a wonderful time. They were expecting us. The knowledge of their craft is overwhelming. The service even better.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara H. Member Since 7/19/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/08/19 11:30 AM

As always, a lovely tasting and picnic experience at Chateau St, Jean Chanda, the Wine Club Ambassador , is unfailing in her hospitality, & makes sure that a memorable experience is had by all!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marc C. Member Since 3/16/2018My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/07/19 11:30 AM

Wonderful visit! Thank you so much for taking excellent care of my daughter and her friends!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole H. Member Since 8/15/2019My BFF
Bottles & Bites on 9/07/19 3:30 PM

It was a beautiful spot with big trees and shade. We were greeted promptly, shown to our picnic area and served our bottles and bites. We weren’t disturbed by other guests.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley R. Member Since 7/31/2019My Boss
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 9/06/19 4:00 PM

Ambience and hospitality were great! No issues! The group was very helpful with discussion and suggestions. However, these were not our personal favorites of wine during our visit, but everyone has different tastes. We did enjoy drinking their cinq cepages.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tim T. Member Since 9/2/2017My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/04/19 10:30 AM

We enjoyed the great view. Michael was great. We were the only persons at 1030 tasting and it was very quite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sean H. Member Since 8/6/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 9/02/19 2:00 PM

Nice place with gorgeous views. We didn’t care for three of the four red wines we tasted. Wine was above room temperature. Glasses were thick. Host was pushy and kept to his sales schtick opposed to being involved in a conversation about the wine.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tes C. Member Since 5/11/2019My Frenemy
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/01/19 12:30 PM

We didn't feel welcome by host at all. We are club members. We actually got a bottle so we can get discounted price because we are planning to discontinue our membership as soon as we are done with 1 year.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jill A. Member Since 6/29/2019My Frenemy
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 8/28/19 2:00 PM

Too ha s of a sell on the wine club. We couldn’t even enjoy the tasting of the wine. He was on ya every minute. Didn’t leave us alone to taste and enjoy and discuss. Way too much!

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert K. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Flight in the Chateau on 8/14/19 12:00 PM

I have been Chateau St. Jean club member for many years and always look forward to visiting the chateau. My wife and I truly enjoyed our Reserve Flight Tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roger P. Member Since 1/25/2018My BFF
Unlock the Chateau on 8/18/19 11:00 AM

A wonderful blend of wine tasting and an escape experience based on wine and Chateau St Jean. Our host provided enough gentle hints to allow us to get through the escape in 1 hour. I think it would have taken us about 2 hours without the hints even though we had 2 experienced "escapers" in our group of 8.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margarita A. Member Since 8/5/2019My BFF
Unlock the Chateau on 8/12/19 11:00 AM

We participated in the Unlock the Chateau Escape Room experience and LOVED it! If you have the chance, don't miss the opportunity. It was challenging, fun and great for a group outing. Oh yeah - the wine is also excellent ;-)

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter S. Member Since 7/13/2019My Parents
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 8/10/19 11:30 AM

The tastings were provided in a welcoming environment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley D. Member Since 6/10/2019My Parents
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 8/10/19 11:00 AM

Such a beautiful property, and the tasting room staff are very knowledgeable and made great suggestions based on what we liked.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary L. Member Since 12/9/2017My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 8/09/19 3:30 PM

We have been to St Jean many times and were looking forward to setting out on the patio overlooking the vineyards but it was closed for a private event. The side patio was lovely however and a bit cooler with the shade. The one disappointing thing was that our wine host did not really spend any time describing or talking about the wines. Of course he was happy to discuss the wine club & purchases.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kristin J. Member Since 7/29/2019My BFF
Bottles & Bites on 8/01/19 11:30 AM

Our experience was amazing. I wish we lived closer so we could go back again. Our experience was made so much better by our host, I have just forgot his name at this point.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy W. Member Since 7/29/2019My Boss
Unlock the Chateau on 7/29/19 3:00 PM

Wonderful experience, had a workgroup signed up for the "Unlock the Chateau". Greeted by friendly staff, the escape room experience was fantastic and well planned out, this is a great group activity. Tasting afterwards was wonderful, provided with a lovely cheese plate and delicious wines, beautiful grounds and friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle L. Member Since 7/28/2019My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 8/03/19 12:30 PM

Beautiful place and great wine! I do think it’s odd that the servers can only serve on the cement. It was hot so we moved to the picnic tables in the wine club member area and then could not be served so we one by one had to get our next tasting. We are members. My husband was on the patio tasting about 1 month ago and it was over 90 so the servers don’t come out??? What’s up with that???

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brittany - Stephen C. Member Since 6/25/2016My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/20/19 10:30 AM

Easily the best experience of our trip. The team was very welcoming and personable. We enjoyed our morning bites so much that he "chef" came down to our table to give us her recipe for zucchini bread.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard H. Member Since 12/8/2017My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 7/21/19 3:30 PM

Excellent wines presented with charm and grace by Shankar in a lovely setting.

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

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