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Chateau St. Jean

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Address: 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone Number: +1 877-478-5326
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Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Inspired by formal estate gardens in the south of France, Chateau St Jean...
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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Beautiful Grounds and Tasting Room

We visited Chateau St Jean on a Tuesday in September. It was a lovely visit because it was not crowded and we were able to not feel rushed or crowded. The chardonnay was really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Chateau St Jean on a Tuesday in September. It was a lovely visit because it was not crowded and we were able to not feel rushed or crowded. The chardonnay was really nice in the standard tasting flight ($15). We did not purchase any wine or join the wine club so I do not know if the tasting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been to numerous wineries in the Sonoma / Napa region, and while we enjoyed our visit to Chateau St. Jean, we felt that it was somewhat average for the area. The grounds are beautiful, but the wines were just OK to our taste (which is likely influencing our perception). It is certainly worth checking out,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

as we strolled in, the beautiful castle like building caught eyes, but it's not for visitors. To the left was a picnic area where it's reserved to tasting at tables. That had its own set of pricing. Nearby it is a cute little garden where if you just want a glass of wine and just relax there. A courtyard lead... More 

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Kenwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Chateau St. Jean is located in the most scenic part of the Sonoma Valley, back-dropped by Sugarloaf Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain Range. It does look like Provence -- but the winery is pronounced Chateau St. Jeen (not John). The grounds are lovely. The wine is quite good, especially the cabernet. We live close and were members for a time,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful winery, vineyards, chateau, and grounds.....delightful! We were impressed with the elegance and class of Chateau St. Jean! We actually didn't have time for a tasting, but couldn't resist taking a quick stroll around the grounds and winery! We definitely made a note to go back and partake in a tasting! Even though we didn't have a tasting, the staff... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

France in Sonoma? Definitely do the charcuterie wine pairing on the beautiful patio overlooking the vineyards! Gorgeous views! Stellar photo opp! Super romantic! Our server was extremely helpful and gave us a wonderful experience. He explained the wine and food pairings, as well as the history of the winery and company. A+ experience! HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!

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Lake Villa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Since we were staying in Sonoma for several days, we could visit a couple of wineries at a time at our leisure. The grounds of Chateau St. Jean are impeccable and beautiful. While we were there a fairly large group of bicyclists enjoyed a post ride time there at shade covered picnic tables. Because we were guests of members, we... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This modern recreation of a french "wine chateau" has multiple tasting rooms. For the peasants among us, there is the standard tasting, which is $15 for a few sips of 5 or 6 different wines that sell for about $20 to $80 a bottle. There is also a "reserve" area for those who need not associate with us riff-raff types... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Upon receiving raving reviews from a family member, we had to experience Chateau St. Jean. And it was absolutely worth the trip. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by a nice gentleman who worked there, and quickly were seated for our charcuterie wine pairing on the beautiful patio overlooking the vineyards. Our server was extremely helpful and gave... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Visited as happened to be passing and dropped in. The gardens were very well maintained it looked pretty. However all attempts to try the wine were thwarted by the staff. Left without trying a drop in the end. I think they let themselves down a little here.

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