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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 5 Star First Impression Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Ambiance Rating 5/5
Ralph Z. Member Since 9/14/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/07/17 10:30 AM

Tremendous experience! Elegant 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
Lindsay S. Member Since 10/8/2017
Premium Tasting on 10/08/17 10:00 AM

Everything was amazing about this visit. After many winery visits, this one was by far our favorite.

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
Kingsley T. Member Since 6/4/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 10/08/17 1:30 PM

We had a lovely experience in the members picnic area. We were able to bring our own snacks while we tasted wine. We were treated like we were very special by all.

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
Wendy L. Member Since 8/3/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/01/17 1:00 PM

It was amazing!

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
Wm H. Member Since 5/12/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/03/17 1:00 PM

Setting, greeting, overall experience was impressive. Warm and inviting...not so much. Not bad, just not overwhelming as perhaps expected. One chardonnay???

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Mike S. Member Since 9/19/2017
Premium Tasting on 10/03/17 10:00 AM

Our experience was excellent. Dave Morris led us through an excellent tasting and answered all of our questions completely. We did our tasting inside due to heavy winds outside, us because we arrived at the start of the day, the tasting room was not yet crowded. The experience would have been improved by moving it outside to a more scenic spot, but Chateau St. Jean cannot control the weather.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Brian S. Member Since 6/30/2016
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/02/17 1:00 PM

The property at Chateau St. Jean is gorgeous. The tasting rooms, patios and gardens are all absolutely stunning, along with the views across the Valley. The tasting experience, with the four wines that were poured, left something to be desired. Despite paying for the seated Wine & Cheese tasting, it was somewhat impersonal, and the four wines which were poured were "nothing special" imo

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Joe O. Member Since 9/30/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/30/17 1:30 PM

As usual the experience we had at CSJ was fantastic and relaxing. I'm always pleased with the staff (thanks Janelle) and the great attention to detail as well as there fantastic wines! Yes I will be back for more.

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
Mary F. Member Since 9/27/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/28/17 11:00 AM

We did a wine and cheese tasting. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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
Anthony G. Member Since 8/31/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/28/17 3:00 PM

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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
Marco M. Member Since 9/15/2017
Wine Club Picnic Table Reservation on 9/22/17 3:00 PM

Great experience. The grounds are beautiful. Just a little disorganized..

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Pilar S. Member Since 8/24/2016
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/19/17 3:30 PM

Wonderful experience. Thanks so much!

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
Lynn B. Member Since 7/29/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/12/17 3:00 PM

This winery was our last stop and wow, what an enjoyable afternoon. Our hostess was friendly, entertaining and informative. I would love to go back! The view was outstanding!

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
Caroline J. Member Since 4/9/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/16/17 12:30 PM

Beautiful location and delicious 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
Michele B. Member Since 1/9/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/16/17 11:00 AM

Had a wonderful experience. Chateau St. Jean was the highlight of our wine weekend. The wine/cheese tasting was wonderful as was the hospitality!. I would easily recommend Chateau St. Jean to a good friend! I hope we are able to return soon!

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
edward f. Member Since 9/3/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/13/17 11:00 AM

Extremely enjoyable private wine and cheese pairing!

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
Allen B. Member Since 8/8/2017
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 9/09/17 11:00 AM

The wine tasting event conducted by Rhonda was more than I expected. She was very knowledgeable about all the wines red and white and did an excellent job on teaching us how to smell the wine,how to let the wine open up and the meaning behind legs. Most importantly she made us all feel as if we were drinking wine at home. I would highly recomend this wine tasting 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
Craig R. Member Since 7/26/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/06/17 1:30 PM

We have been club members for over seven years and could not have been treated better. Wonderful cheese pairings with exquisite 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
Cynthia O. Member Since 6/20/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/05/17 11:00 AM

Stunningly beautiful chateau Grounds are amazing Highly recommend the cheese pairing

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
George D. Member Since 10/1/2014
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/04/17 1:30 PM

CSJ is always a wonderful tasting experience. You can't get any better than their delicious wines and beautiful, well maintain gardens and tasting areas.

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
Karina M. Member Since 7/15/2017
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 9/03/17 11:00 AM

Fun, informative, tasty way to spend time w friends and enjoy CSJ 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
Pat B. Member Since 6/23/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/03/17 10:00 AM

Chateau Wine & Cheese pairing exceeded our expectations, Geoff was friendly and informative, and reminds us why we are members.

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
ARGELIA C. Member Since 8/25/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/03/17 12:30 PM

Service was ok. Could have been better.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Eugenia F. Member Since 8/27/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/02/17 11:00 AM

We sat in dining room for our wine and cheese pairing in very comfortable dining room chairs. It was too hot to be outside-and this was a very pretty option. We had a party of 6, so it felt like we were at a private lunch. Very nice

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
MIKE R. Member Since 8/12/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 9/02/17 12:30 PM

Love the place and the wines. Had plans for a picnic lunch but unfortunately it was 104 degrees the day we visited and there were no areas inside where we could bring food. There was also a wedding scheduled that day and the reserve tasting room was packed with people trying to stay cool. So we finished our tasting and ate outside, beautiful grounds and super nice people.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Sheri B. Member Since 8/17/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 8/27/17 11:30 AM

We love the grounds they are stunning. The wine is of course always good. We love that we can sit outside and enjoy the surroundings and still do a tasting

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
Margaret M. Member Since 8/22/2017
Premium Tasting on 8/26/17 2:00 PM

It was so nice that there was a table ready for our party of 8! We enjoyed the tasting and had a wonderful time at chateau St Jean!

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
Jordan F. Member Since 8/26/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/26/17 11:00 AM

Perfect place to visit for a wine and cheese tasting. Damen did a wonderful job explaining their wine. Plus, you really cannot beat the view. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to experience fantastic wine with a beautiful view.

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
Annie A. Member Since 7/2/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/26/17 11:00 AM

From walking in the entrance to finally driving away, our experience was divine. Staff was friendly, the grounds were beautiful and the wine was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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
Ardell N. Member Since 7/14/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/25/17 1:00 PM

Everyone was friendly, helpful, and made sure our tasting was a very pleasant 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
Barb C. Member Since 7/1/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/21/17 1:00 PM

We had a seated tasting out on the beautiful patio overlooking the grounds. We had cheese paired with the wines and some sweets as well. It was a really nice relaxing tasting with Rhonda as our host. She was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to about the area and anything else we discussed. It was a great experience all the way around.

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
Ruben C. Member Since 8/8/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/13/17 2:00 PM

I was impressed by the ambiance and the bucolic setting of the winery. As I walked in the gardens immediately let me know this was a special place. Staff was very accommodating and I could not help but join. The outdoor setting for wine club members is exceptional.

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
Jane L. Member Since 8/15/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/15/17 3:00 PM

Friendly staff Beautiful setting

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
Lynn D. Member Since 6/4/2013
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/14/17 1:00 PM

Lovely setting with fabulous wines

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
Deborah B. Member Since 1/31/2017
Wine Club Reserve Tasting on 8/13/17 12:30 PM

It was a wonder experience. Fantastic place to sit and take in the scenery. Wine was fabulous. They treat club members 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
Megan W. Member Since 8/10/2017
Private Tailored Wine Experience on 8/13/17 11:00 AM

We had researched white wine tastings and Chateau St. Jean offered customized tasting options. Our tasting was held in a private room and led by Rhonda, whose knowledge of the wine and its origins was excellent. The placemats at the table were customized with our last name. We sampled four wines, each of which were excellent. Just fantastic and highly recommended for your next trip to Sonoma.

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 T. Member Since 5/29/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/10/17 11:00 AM

We had a wonderful wine and cheese pairing on the patio overlooking the vineyards. Great experience and would recommend it.

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 C. Member Since 7/7/2017
Wine Club Picnic Table Reservation on 8/10/17 3:00 PM

Extremely accommodating. The staff couldn't have been better Sat on the side patio on the reserve side. Very relaxing area.

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
Lee & Sally B. Member Since 7/31/2017
Reserve Tasting on 8/03/17 11:00 AM

My parents had a great time and loved the wine so much, they joined the wine club!

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
Alison T. Member Since 6/26/2017
Chateau Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/07/17 3:00 PM

Rhonda was a great host and the wines and cheeses were all delicious. We even enjoyed a few games of boules in the beautiful gardens afterwards which was fun.

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

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8555 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
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