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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
+1 707-257-5784
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Best wine tasting experience!

We’ve been to wineries in Napa, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Paso Robles, etc. and Chateau St. Jean... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travelingpat2013
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San Jose, California
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Inspiring Wine Chateau

My husband & I fell in love with Chateau St. Jean while exploring wedding venues. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
C S
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Los Angeles, California
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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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“the reserve” (43 reviews)
“cinq cepages” (14 reviews)
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8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to wineries in Napa, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Paso Robles, etc. and Chateau St. Jean was the best experience by far. (It probably helped that we were there on a Thursday morning in February after the devastating fires in Sonoma.) That being said,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I fell in love with Chateau St. Jean while exploring wedding venues. Absolutely stunning. A breathtaking estate that feels intimate. While waiting for the Events Manager, the gracious staff treated us to a few crisp white wines that were absolutely delicious. Ultimately,...More

Thank C S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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
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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

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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
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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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