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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
+1 877-478-5326
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Ranked #5 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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Maitland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It cannot be denied that the winery is beautiful, both inside and out. In the store, they had little bread and spoons for tasting the balsamic, olive oil and numerous pastes, we chose to pair the wine with a little nibbles. This was our 2nd stop and we personally found Kenwood winery to have 'better' wine. But the scenery does... More

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Hiram, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We are in Sonoma for two days and chose one winery for a tasting tour. Glad we picked Chateau St Jean (pronounced Saint Gene, it isn't French)...The chateau dates from early 1900's and the vineyards date from the late 40's if I recall. Their product was one of the first California wines to wine European awards. Our hostess was Shea... More

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great wine, grounds are lovely and has a cooler with cheese platters. Could buy a bottle of wine and picnic after your tasting. Would love to visit again.

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Gilroy, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped at Chateau St. Jean expecting a good winery and discovered an amazing one with grounds that were beautiful, buildings with real architectural richness, and wines we adored. I would recommend you take time to stop in and pay a visit.

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La Quinta, California
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33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a lovely location with a very relaxing garden. The staff was very nice and did not high-pressure us. They waved the tasting fee as we bought 4 bottles.

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Lilesgirl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Yes the grounds are beautiful. The wines are only meh for the price. The never-ending sales pitch for wine club by the host was intolerable. Then he brought boxes of corkcicles out, selling them at the low, low wine club price. Classless all the way around. The lowlight of our entire Sonoma Valley trip.

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Kansas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

if you want to have a destination, with plenty of gardens and private places to enjoy some wine amongst the beauty of Sonoma Valley/Kenwood area, this is your place. It was a destination winery for sure. Next time I will try the reserve tastings.

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Leawood, Kansas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This past weekend was the first time I had visited Sonoma County. For many years when I lived in the Bay Area, Napa Valley was a regular stop when I had out-of-town guests. Then I moved away and then they decided to convert it to Disneyland like experience complete with a wine train. No thank you. So we decided to... More

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