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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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Taste Wonderful Wines in a Beautiful Setting

Rhonda gave us a terrific tasting (a private Reserve tasting) which included two whites (Lyon Vineyard Fume Blanc and Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay) and three reds (Sonoma... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Sarasota
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Sarasota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Rhonda gave us a terrific tasting (a private Reserve tasting) which included two whites (Lyon Vineyard Fume Blanc and Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay) and three reds (Sonoma County Reserve Merlot, Sonoma County Reserve Malbec, and the top of the line Cinq Cepages). Without reviewing the wines let me just say they are fantastic. The gardens are beautiful. There is a... More 

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful winery and grounds. Large tasting room. Knowledgeable host who provided a nice history of the vineyard and each wine. Relaxing experience n a beautiful property. Affordable wines. Cinq Cepages is to die for!

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Chicago, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the grounds are absolutely beautiful but the place just did not seem as friendly as other wineries we visited. We did enjoy the bocci ball court and picnic areas as well as split a bottle so avoided the wine tasting fees but it just seemed more aloof than the others we visited. Perhaps its simply the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a private group tasting here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our host was very good and was generous. We tasted several wines that weren't on the list, but several of us liked the wines and the wine club options enough to join their wine club. They have a nice picnic table area as well. This is a really nice... More 

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Dayville, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped here on our way through wine country. Garrett, our server, was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain things about wine that we didn't know. I wasn't interested in joining the wine club, but I now know more about Chateau St. Jean and will purchase their wine from my local shops on the east coast.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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