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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
+1 707-257-5784
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Beautiful, need to visit again!

We visited the winery on Christmas Eve so it was a very slow time for the winery. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful location

Stopped here on a Platypus tour. Beautiful location! We had our tasting outside overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pam A
Detroit, Michigan
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Inspired by formal estate gardens in the south of France, Chateau St Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery that features gracious style and exquisite architecture. Founded in 1973, the winery is a pioneer in single vineyard wines and the home of the iconic Cinq Cepages.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
+1 707-257-5784
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the winery on Christmas Eve so it was a very slow time for the winery. It was recommended by a friend. The grounds are beautiful (even in the winter). There is slight to moderate visual damage from the wildfires. Jeff conducted our tasting....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a Platypus tour. Beautiful location! We had our tasting outside overlooking the garden. They have "example" vines up front to show you all the different varietals which was cool. They now have a sparkling wine which was something new to try. Very...More

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We walked around the beautiful gardens at this winery. We hoped to dim cheese and wine tasting but didn't plan it well as it was end of day. Staff were super friendly and Alice was wonderful! She made us feel at home and welcome. There...More

Thank JeannineH-M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this nice place while in Santa Rosa. The place is just amazing with nice gardens and facilities. We tried many tasteful appetizers and a wide range of local wines. They have a nice shop inside as well. Staff is very friendly. You must...More

Thank Javier C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We and another couple had reserved the Chateau Wine and Cheese pairing. This location is a beautiful villa and grounds . The wines were excellent particularly with the cheese pairings Reserve Merlot and Cinq Cepages were our favorites. The one downside to the visit was...More

Thank winetravelers2014
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was a great experience; the wine tasting was very cozy and personal for our group of 3, and we overlooked a vineyard as we sampled wines paired with cheese and crackers. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I got some lovely photos there.

Thank cdb1115
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The grounds alone are worth the visit. The wines we tasted were very good. (We bought a case of their take on Meritage, "Cinq Cepages." Taste some wine, play some bocce. Stroll through the gardens. It was very pleasant indeed.

Thank Sheehanphoto
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Sonoma valley has tons of wineries but just a few have the beauty to go along with the beauty of the wines. We choose the tastings of strictly red wines. While all were good, the one that stood out to us was the 2013 Eight...More

Thank Mary Ann P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We booked our tasting online with ease. We were greeted immediately upon arrival by Tim who was busy with other customers and took the time to acknowledge us. He took us to the reserve room where we were greeted by Garrett. We were lucky enough...More

Thank ak80525
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were with a group and it felt like the tasting guide didn't want to be there. He didn't explain any of the wine, he just poured without explanation. It looked like the grounds here were gorgeous, but we didn't see it because they put...More

Thank MamaGal
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