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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
+1 877-478-5326
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Ranked #4 of 19 Activities in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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... more » 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. « less
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

When we arrived in Sonoma County we asked the hotel concierge for pointers on top flight Chardonnay and were given two names … Chateau St Jean and Landmark … conveniently located right next to each other near Kenwood. After researching Chateau St Jean we decided that we would partake in a tasting, select a bottle and purchase lunch from their... More

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Meredith H, Online Facilitator at Chateau St. Jean, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear of your experience at our winery, but really do appreciate your review. It is because of reviews like yours we are able to identify holes in the training of our tasting room staff and this is definitely one of them. We do honor 2 for 1 cards for the $15 tasting, but not the... More

denver
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Even though it's not a five star vintner in Sonoma I recommend a visit. The property is absolutely fantastic, and the people are mostly well informed. You need to ask for Karen when you are tasting, she is the best....they have a BBQ that is the best around and the patio and grounds are not to be missed...easy to find... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed their premium wine tasting with a nice selection of their best wines. Delightful 2009 Merlot Reserve that is to die for. We would have bought more if we had thought we could get it back home. They also have a nice cheese tray in the deli that we took along with the one bottle we did buy. I... More

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Meredith H, Online Facilitator at Chateau St. Jean, responded to this review

Thank you Dee for your review and letting us know of your disappointing experience ordering wine over the phone. Please reach out to our customer service manager, Lisa B at 707-603-8457, so we can rectify the situation. Thank you for visiting Chateau St Jean and we hope to make your next experience with us outstanding. Kind regards, Meredith H More

Falls Church, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were traveling through Sonoma and bought the Sonoma County Wine Trail Pass. Chateau St. Jean was one of 12-13 wineries featured on this one day wine tasting pass. When we arrived first thing in the morning we loved the gardens. They are fantastic to walk through and very beautiful to look at. After that, it went... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked a limo tour to take us to various wineries for a destination bachelorette party. Our first stop was Chateau St Jean - and it was our favorite tasting experience by far. We were seated at a table in a lovely garden - overwhelmingly gorgeous! Gary treated us like we were his only guests of the day and was... More

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our second winery, Garrett helped us, excellent knowledge, did the 2 for 1 , great deal from our hotel. A little pricey compared to kenwood winery but still good.

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South Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived early for our tour and had time to wander the grounds. Just spectacular; the gardens, chateau and picnic area.. Flowers blooming everywhere. While wandering we truly felt like we were back in France. When it was time for our reserve tasting another visual treat was in store. The reserve tasting takes place on a large veranda under umbrella... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had the reserve tasting with Tom. You're in luck if you end up with him - he's engaging, insightful and charming. He made the experience even richer than it would have been otherwise. As you'll read in other reviews here, the grounds are stunning. The wines are delicious and worth splurging for the reserve tasting. We left with a... More

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Maitland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved our experience at Chateau St. Jean mostly because of our wine adviser who was very friendly and funny. The wines are tasty, especially the whites, and the grounds and building are very pretty. Would definitely recommend!

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful winery in the middle of Sonoma Valley. Original chateau from the 1920s and they did an amazing job maintaining that feel with the new buildings once it became a winery in the 1970s. Wine was excellent as was the staff and their knowledge.

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