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Chateau St. Jean

Address: 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone Number: +1 877-478-5326
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Ranked #3 of 20 Activities in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Inspired by formal estate gardens in the south of France, Chateau St Jean is the quintessential...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Be sure to visit if you are the Sonoma. John is a great host and the wines are fabulous. A very pretty spot for a picnic as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The grounds even now that it was winter when I visited was full of color from the vines and from lots of beautiful pots of dwarf Satsuma Mandarin Orange trees brimming with the fruit. The Chateau architecture takes is cue from an Italian villa style. You should also note that they have 2 tasting room areas- the Main Tasting room... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

unbelievable history and tasting experience. Totally recommend this place, get a private sitting, worth the extra money.

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Kenwood, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We never tire of visiting the beautiful, Tuscan-style gardens then picking up a snack or lunch from the market case to enjoy at a picnic table overlooking the valley. With a bottle of excellent wine of course! A lovely outing for visitors and guests. The tasting room is spacious and welcoming with a large gift shop to browse through for... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful and scenic, kissed by the warm sun and colorful with all its hues and shades, this wonderful winery is an romantic stop on your wine tour. The grounds are well maintained and showy, and the market was top drawer. A must stop to sample some of Sonoma Country's fine wines.

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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely ambiance. Beautiful estate. Very friendly and helpful staff who clearly knew their stuff. Good quality wine and still affordable. Am looking forward to opening my bottle of wine back home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

The grounds of the winery are beyond beautiful and the market tops it off. Take time to explore the market and you will not be disappointed! The wine only serves to enhance the experience. Lots of goodies to take home.

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Saddle River NJ
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is by far one of the most beautiful wineries in the valley, and what i loved was that the vines were labeled in the garden to see how each grape leaf and vine is so different.The landscaping is well appointed, with a history in the foyer, telling the story of this chateau. St Jean must have been a saint... More 

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a lovely Sunday. Good wines. Beautiful ambiance that made one wish to linger. A lovely duo playing on the patio. Bees buzzing everywhere, just like in the French countryside. Food was delish...and the angle of the sunlight took us straight back to Provence. We loved our visit. And if we return from LA, will most certainly come back to... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our first stop on a wonderful private tour with Platypus Tours. The grounds are amazing. It was one of the most beautiful wineries we have seen. Our guide recommended we do the Estate tasting and it was well worth it. Tom was wonderful and we learned so much from him. The wines were extraordinary and the setting was... More 

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