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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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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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Great service, fabulous wines

Didn't spend time outside as it was winter and cold so can't comment on the gardens, but the wine pourer was very knowledgable and friendly and showed us the other tasting rooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't spend time outside as it was winter and cold so can't comment on the gardens, but the wine pourer was very knowledgable and friendly and showed us the other tasting rooms thay were open to members. The wines there were some of the best I've had.

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Bay Area
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Chateau St. Jean on a rather quite day. The garden is very pretty--just like France. Our host was friendly and most helpful. We had a great time--make sure you spend time in looking around the grounds--the garden is most memorable!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I've been visiting and enjoying Chateu St. Jean for many years so a trip back to the winery was a fun experience. Beautiful setting as you drive up from the highway. Nice museum / home / tasting room in front with winery and sales room behind. Great for a tour and tasting. Classy winery. You'll enjoy. ...

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wine, of course, is a matter of taste. Since 1999, we have been big fans of Chateau St. Jean's Cinq Cepages. So a trip to the winery is a pilgrimage of sorts. The tasting room, the public spaces, the gardens and the vineyards are all part of the wine-making machine they've been working since the 1970s. But the key to... More 

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san francisco
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I went to Chateau St Jean Winery, which I had been to few times before, so I'm familiar with Zall their wines. I like the Cinq Cepauge and Chardonnays. I used my Ritz Carlton Visa signature to get two splashes of free tasting and this young wine server told us since we were going to taste the very same wines... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This was our third stop on the wine trolley. The winery is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. The wines they poured us were good. The only issue I have and the one the that keeps me from giving them 5 stars is the $15 tasting price. They poured us five 1/4 ounce glasses and gave no real discount on bottles. We bought... More 

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Thank Phil R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped here for a wine tasting with friends while celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary. The staff were very knowledgeable about their wines and the history of the estate. We loved the charm of the winery, but the wines were some of our favorites we tasted during our four day visit to Sonoma and Napa Valley. Highly recommend this as... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Was my husbands and I favorite stop on our day in Sonoma. The garden area is so beautiful and relaxing. I wish I would have known- you can do a wine tasting there in one of three places. Inside the main room- which is where we went and stood and tasted- OR you can sit outside on the patio area... More 

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Melrose, WI, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Great facilities and welcoming staff. Huge grounds with a wonderful picnic area. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a nice glass of wine...the Merlot and Cab Sauvignon were excellent!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful winery. The grounds are gorgeous and the wine is excellent. The staff is professional, and we loved the atmosphere.

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