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  • Welcome to Chateau St. Jean Tasting $15.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 14

    Join us at the bar in our main tasting room to sample 3 of our wines. A wonderful introduction to our collection! Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Wine Club Reserve Tasting ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Wine Club members are invited to enjoy a tasting of five Reserve and limited-release wines in the Chateau. Approximately 1 Hour.

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

    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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  • Morning Bites & Wine Flight $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 9

    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 10am- 12pm. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Classic St. Jean Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 14

    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

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

    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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Chateau St. Jean

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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
  • 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
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
Kelsey B. Member Since 9/27/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 10/11/18 12:00 PM

My experience was great at Chateau St. Jean - it was a nice, relaxing wine tasting on a beautiful patio. The venue was gorgeous and I really liked how personal the experience was. Our host, Butch was great and made it a very special experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim H. Member Since 10/2/2017My Frenemy
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 10/13/18 12:00 PM

This was our first tasting for St. Jean. We were treated as just part of the herd. Although we bought a about 10 cases this trip, we did not buy from St. Jean. There was an event scheduled for that afternoon and we were rushed. Plus the server had a meeting so he did not really spend any time with us or explain why St. Jean was special. Will not go back.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
karen D. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Classic St. Jean Tasting on 10/12/18 10:00 AM

Service was great and very informative on the winery and wines. Had good, tasty selection of wines. Brought out small bites of foods that complemented the wine tastings which were delicious. All this for a very fair price. Would definitely go again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catherine W. Member Since 8/9/2018My BFF
Chateau Wine Flight & Cheese Bites on 10/07/18 12:00 PM

We totally enjoyed our time at Chateau St. Jean cannot wait to teturn??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer S. Member Since 5/18/2017My BFF
Morning Bites & Wine Flight on 10/06/18 10:00 AM

This is an iconic brand with an authentic story. The estate is historic with an authentic story. The wines have merit with an award "winning winemaker. CSJ does not get 5 stars across the board because there was to much emphasis on "selling" the club and wines rather than lettering the experience and the wines speak for themselves. I would rather have a wine educator than a "sales" person host.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob H. Member Since 8/22/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/06/18 2:30 PM

The patio setting at the Chateau & garden is beautiful. The wine is excellent. The service was slow this day. Probably because the staff also had to get ready for the Cinq Cepsges release dinner party that night.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael H. Member Since 7/30/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/04/18 3:30 PM

Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enhanced our wine tasting experience. Their Pinot Noir and Boudreaux style (Cinq Cepages) were crafted beautifully.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chuck B. Member Since 11/1/2012Evil Stepmother
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/01/18 10:30 AM

Rhonda is the best! One of my best experiences in wine country.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary J. Member Since 6/21/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 9/30/18 3:00 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting experience in the dining room of the Chateau! Rhonda, our hostess, was very knowledgable and very accommodating for our large group.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul W. Member Since 9/15/2018Evil Stepmother
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 9/30/18 12:00 PM

One of our sentimental favorites, that did it’s best to remove themselves from any future consideration. A reservation meant nothing, wine was served at improper temperature as the bottles had been out in the sun long enough to be warm. Zero personal attention. Would have been better sidling up to the bar inside. Too many other wineries that know hospitality to return here.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
JEANMARIE P. Member Since 9/29/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/29/18 11:30 AM

What a beautiful place! The wine was outstanding. And the new sparkling wine was great too! Cheers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa K. Member Since 9/21/2018My BFF
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 9/28/18 2:00 PM

My experience at Chateau St. Jean exceeded all of my expectations. The grounds were stunning. The staff was incredibly warm and knowledgeable and our tasting with Jeff was wonderfully relaxed and incredibly delicious. The wines were sublime. It was the highlight of our trip to Sonoma. Chateau St. Jean is not only a destination but it’s also an experience that is second to none.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachel S. Member Since 3/14/2016My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 3/10/18 11:30 AM

Excellent experience! Grounds were beautiful. Welcomed in tasting room, given ample tasting pours and information about the different selections.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy H. Member Since 7/30/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/16/18 10:30 AM

Erin Ito was our host and she did a wonderful presentation, very knowledgeable and friendly, as well as professional. I highly recommend her. The grounds are beautiful and the wine is spectacular!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry S. Member Since 9/20/2018My BFF
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/21/18 12:30 PM

I had friends visiting from SC for a girls trip. The staff at Chateau St. Jean took such great care of us, These girls had never visited wine country and for some this was their first wine tasting. They were thrilled with the service, the location and the wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia B. Member Since 8/8/2018My BFF
Chateau Reserve Wine Flight & Bites on 9/19/18 3:00 PM

A bit disappointed as we felt a bit rushed and they poured all the wines at once so by the time you are drinking your second or third sample you cannot remember much about the wine But it was a beautiful winery

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5

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