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Address: 9200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA
Phone Number: 707-833-5504
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10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

The Reserve Room is a revolutionary concept in a number of ways. In the...

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.

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The entire experience was amazing. We came early for the 11:00 seating and they let us sit and start sipping the wine. Samuel, the chef and wine purveyor extraordinaire, was our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Nancy V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The entire experience was amazing. We came early for the 11:00 seating and they let us sit and start sipping the wine. Samuel, the chef and wine purveyor extraordinaire, was our server. His knowledge of wine and food was impressive. HIs ability to put us and the other patrons at complete ease was amazing. Needless to say all was delicious... More 

Thank Nancy V
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were looking for a different Sonoma attraction. This was suggested by Tina, our concierge at the Lodge. We sat at the bar and chatted with the chef, Sam, and the sous chef who gave us detailed and interesting information about the pairings. There were 6 savory small plates and 1 dessert plate with a fantastic gewurztraminer. Then he brought... More 

Thank Connie F
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We scheduled the wine and food tasting the first night of our vacation; what a great start to a wonderful week. Sam was our Chef and did a great job preparing and presenting each course. Each "small bite" was unique and tasted wonderful with the wine selected. Thanks for a great experience!

Thank BethS1962
Clifton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This was our first winery “experience” as they say. I am not accustomed to paying for tasting but this seems to be the way of the world. Note this is at a tasting room and not at the winery. We selected the two flight wine pairings with food. Overall the food and pairings were very good. The people were nice... More 

Thank Pjay99
Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I reviewed the Mayo Reserve Room back in 2012 and since then have made it a habit to visit when in the area, once or twice per year. The current chef and sous chef have been fixtures for several years now and each quarter come up with a fabulous new set of pairings. The descriptions of each gourmet morsel and... More 

Thank JAXers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was the 7th time to this place, so I obviously like it!! The Top Toque (Chef), Clayton Lewis, was so personable, that it enhanced the experience this visit. Small gourmet tastes are paired with 7 corresponding wines, each with an brief description/explanation by the Chefs. The Reserve Room was packed with wine tasters on the Friday in October we... More 

Thank Burton S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

..Clayton starts pouring you some excellent wine and bringing out dishes he makes fresh for you. Clayton was a hoot and his food was over the top good. He is the chef, Edwin helped pour and they both explain each course. They call this an appetizer pairing but we made it a lunch and were both stuffed! The only neg... More 

Thank Oscar S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Unless you have food allergies, you can't go wrong with seven wines and food pairings for $35. Especially considering everything is delicious. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the overall experience is wonderful. The Mayo Reserve Room is our top suggestion for anyone traveling to Sonoma Valley, and a strong contender for visitors to Napa Valley too.

Thank Will C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Half flight of wine. Kirt was very Knowledgeable with wine in general. Amazing Syrah. Try the Zin and Chard. Arrived too late to try the food pairing. Have to go back!

Thank Myke B
Dublin, Ireland
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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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