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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
+1 877-478-5326
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Ranked #6 of 19 Activities in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Inspired by formal estate gardens in the south of France, Chateau St Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery that features gracious style and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hilton Head Island
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The grounds at this winery are among the nicest I have seen. You feel transported to France with the gardens and style of the buildings. The wine is good and we had a very friendly experience with the staff. We used the Visa Signature wine tasting program and they gladly participated with free tastings. They also have a nice gift... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We brought a group of20 people from our organization for a tasting. Somehow, after we had confirm the reservations twice, they said they had no record of a reservation for a tour. They finally arranged for our group to go with another group on the tour and we felt like we were herded around like cattle.

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TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's a large place with lots if people but the grounds are beautiful. We bought a bottle and drank it outside while listening to live music. I would say this is definitely a stop you should make!

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Astoria oregon
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756 reviews 756 reviews
171 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice very French style buildings. Shrubs and flowers and beautiful gardens. Two gift shop areas for different wines. Many people commented how expensive their wine flights were. Certainly in contrast to the wonderful ones available in Oregon. Not the best wine, either. Return? Once is enough, Recommend? No.

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Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While we weren't overly impressed with the wine here, the grounds are gorgeous! Highly recommend at least a peak at the gardens and a brief stroll around. The tasting was good, though much more commercial and cookie-cutter compared to the smaller wineries we enjoyed. The employees we spoke to weren't quiet as passionate about their product and it provided a... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When we arrived in Sonoma County we asked the hotel concierge for pointers on top flight Chardonnay and were given two names … Chateau St Jean and Landmark … conveniently located right next to each other near Kenwood. After researching Chateau St Jean we decided that we would partake in a tasting, select a bottle and purchase lunch from their... More

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Meredith H, Online Facilitator at Chateau St. Jean, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear of your experience at our winery, but really do appreciate your review. It is because of reviews like yours we are able to identify holes in the training of our tasting room staff and this is definitely one of them. We do honor 2 for 1 cards for the $15 tasting, but not the... More

denver
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Even though it's not a five star vintner in Sonoma I recommend a visit. The property is absolutely fantastic, and the people are mostly well informed. You need to ask for Karen when you are tasting, she is the best....they have a BBQ that is the best around and the patio and grounds are not to be missed...easy to find... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed their premium wine tasting with a nice selection of their best wines. Delightful 2009 Merlot Reserve that is to die for. We would have bought more if we had thought we could get it back home. They also have a nice cheese tray in the deli that we took along with the one bottle we did buy. I... More

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Meredith H, Online Facilitator at Chateau St. Jean, responded to this review

Thank you Dee for your review and letting us know of your disappointing experience ordering wine over the phone. Please reach out to our customer service manager, Lisa B at 707-603-8457, so we can rectify the situation. Thank you for visiting Chateau St Jean and we hope to make your next experience with us outstanding. Kind regards, Meredith H More

Falls Church, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I were traveling through Sonoma and bought the Sonoma County Wine Trail Pass. Chateau St. Jean was one of 12-13 wineries featured on this one day wine tasting pass. When we arrived first thing in the morning we loved the gardens. They are fantastic to walk through and very beautiful to look at. After that, it went... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked a limo tour to take us to various wineries for a destination bachelorette party. Our first stop was Chateau St Jean - and it was our favorite tasting experience by far. We were seated at a table in a lovely garden - overwhelmingly gorgeous! Gary treated us like we were his only guests of the day and was... More

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