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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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Great place , excellent wine and very interesting !

After a lot of preliminary research , we had a short list (6) of ''must visit'' wineries in the Sonoma Valley and Château St. Jean was part of it . We were not disappointed by our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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654 reviews 654 reviews
401 attraction reviews
711 helpful votes 711 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After a lot of preliminary research , we had a short list (6) of ''must visit'' wineries in the Sonoma Valley and Château St. Jean was part of it . We were not disappointed by our experience ! The estate is beautiful and worth a good tour of it which we did prior to the wine tasting session . The... More 

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Lima, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Did the tasting on the patio with a great view of the property. The tasting was reasonable priced with a platter of local cheese and 4 different wines including one wine that had won wine of the year a couple years ago. The explanation of the wines and knowledge of the winery and other Sonoma landmarks made it for a... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great people working here and introducing you to the wines and the area if you're new to this wine country thing. This was the first place we stopped and probably the best. Also one of the best looking estates I the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was like we had unintentionally left the best for last! We had visited Napa the day before and tried many places but there was no where else that offered the pleasant experience that Chateau St Jean did. I prefer Sonoma's slower pace, It still has the charm that Napa appears to out grown. The Chateau is beautiful! The staff... More 

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lima
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a private tasting at Chateau St. Jean recently. It was a little cold and gloomy so it would have been nice to be indoors but we were located by the bocci ball court. The wines that we tasted were good but the woman serving the wines was not as knowledgeable as people at other vineyards. She was very... More 

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Sarasota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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