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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
707-833-4134
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Ranked #3 of 19 activities in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I visited Chateau St. Jean with my husband and some family on a gorgeous day. We did not take the tour, but we did sit for a wine tasting. After comparing their wine to other wineries we visited later that day, I found Chateau St. Jean's wine to be my favorite (disclosure: I'm not a wine expert, my opinion is... More

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Newcastle, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Located near Sonoma, we had a very nice tasting experience at this winery. When we arrived at the lovely property we had a choice of tasting at the bar with adjacent outdoor patio ($15), or for $10 more per person the reserve tasting room with an uncrowded patio area and expansive views of the grapes and valley. We chose the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful, it was a nice wine-tasting experience. The wines were excellent. The grounds are beautiful. When in the Sonoma region for wine-tasting, this is a great place to visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lovely property!! The normal wine tour was ok, very corporate and focused on sales. Wine was nothing that wowed you but my opinion may be biased b/c they served mostly whites and my husband and i are red wine drinkers.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A beautiful winery just outside of Sonoma in Kenwood. Highly recommend you visit as it doesn't have the large touristy feel of the many wineries in Napa. The staff are very nice, offering up samples of every appellation. They even had free food pairings out on the porch. We happened to arrive on the weekend they were having their annual... More

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beautiful winery to visit and hang on the deck. I've been in their club on and off (mostly on) over the past 15+ years. Their wines are consistently good and highly rated. They cellar well, and the club offers a nice variety of mid-high end wines. I suppose like all good wines in the current market, the prices have been... More

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Windsor, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a terrific day of wine-tasting-- a group of us with a private tour company-- and this one was last on our list. Since it was getting late, several of us were dropped off at this winery while the others went elsewhere. Of the few of us that went to Chateau St Jean, we had all had the same... More

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Fremont, California
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604 helpful votes 604 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We went over valentine's weekend. They were having a special of barbecued oysters that you could buy and enjoy; as such, we bought some and enjoyed them out in the sun (note: special event - not every day). We enjoyed tasting their wine at the wine counter. Enjoyable tasting, although it was a busy day. They were also having a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Visited on a lovely winter Thursday, so it was quiet. (We like visiting the wine country in the off-season.) We were on the "winery" side, and did not visit the higher end reserve side. Spent 45 minutes visiting with two staff; did one flight each (different tastes in wine); bought some small but special gifts. We were very impressed all... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sat outside on a very sunny morning in January. We enjoyed the wines with family hosted by Chris T. (Wine club ambassador). She was able to answer all our questions and made the visit that much more pleasant.

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