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Mayo Reserve Room

9200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA
707-833-5504
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Ranked #8 of 19 activities in Kenwood
Type: Wineries
Owner description: The Reserve Room is a revolutionary concept in a number of ways. In the first place, it's probably the first wine tasting room you've ever been in... more » Owner description: The Reserve Room is a revolutionary concept in a number of ways. In the first place, it's probably the first wine tasting room you've ever been in with chairs, tables and napkins. But more important, the RESERVE ROOM takes you on the ultimate wine country tasting journey unlike anything you've experienced in a wine tasting room before.Each guest takes a seat in our comfortable and intimate room where you can enjoy wine-inspired art, a little music and views of the hillside vineyards of Kenwood located just out our window. You are then treated to a seven-course pairing menu that includes seven Mayo Family Reserve wines crafted by Winemaker Michel Berthoud and seven tasting dishes created and prepared by Chef Max Porter-Elliott to compliment the seven wines. The Mayo Family RESERVE ROOM is our opportunity to take you further into the wine and food experience that defines Wine Country. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We spent a fun afternoon at the Mayo Family WInery Reserve Room for their wine and food pairing. The Reserve Room was small and intimate. Chef Clayton presented both the wine and the food with the assistance of his sous chef. Chef Clayton was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the wines and pairing them together with the food. I... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was our 5th consecutive visit to the Mayo Reserve Room. The food and wine pairing is fantastic. It consists of 7 courses and it's creative, beautifully presented and affordable. The room is casual and friendly. We love the wine and the whole experience is relaxing and enjoyable. Kurt took great care of us. Chef Clayton Lewis is knowledgable, fun... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is by far the best experience we've had in wine tasting. My wife is more of a wine enthusiast than I am, but we are both "foodies" We spent close to 2 hours enjoying the food, the wine and the chef Clayton, who is enormously personable as well as knowledgeable. His creative dishes ranged from exotic (a wonderful complex... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

By far the best Sonoma tasting experience and the best deal as well! The wines are beautifully paired to the tasting menu. The tasting room is small and quaint. We had the honor of meeting both Edwin and Clayton, the chefs. Make sure you don't mistake this for the Mayo Family Tasting room. You want to go to the Mayo... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

On the day we came we were greeted by Edwin. We were the only one's so we had his undivided attention. He was the only one there that morning and was serving us the 7 wines and he even made the 7 small plates that my wife and I had. Edwin was very informative and we were grateful for an... More

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Maryville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were introduced to Mayo's reserve room tasting on our first visit to Sonoma and joined the club then. This was our second visit and confirmed everything I had remembered and more. This is not the place if you're looking for a "meat and potatoes" meal. Rather it is relaxing place to hunker down in wine country without the crowds... More

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My favorite thing about this place was the serene back patio area under a huge tree. The wine is table type of wine; not really the type of wine I drink. There are better places to go to nearby.

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We've done wine pairings at Mayo Reserve Room in Kenwood three times now, each different, and each memorable. Don't confuse this with the Mayo winery's tasting room over at Glen Ellen a few miles down the road from Kenwood. For the money it is an experience like none other. The format is 7 pairings, starting with white, possibly sparkling, wine,... More

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allen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Food was great. Pedro was fun. The ambiance could have been better. Still...don't let that fool you. It was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

Great experience with sublime wines and small dishes. Food was superb in flavour and flair. Host was charismatic and passionate about his art. Highlight of my trip in Sonoma! A must!!

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