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Chateau St. Jean

8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
+1 877-478-5326
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Ranked #6 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop on a wonderful private tour with Platypus Tours. The grounds are amazing. It was one of the most beautiful wineries we have seen. Our guide recommended we do the Estate tasting and it was well worth it. Tom was wonderful and we learned so much from him. The wines were extraordinary and the setting was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This winery is absolutely stunning and I thought I was in Europe! The grounds were beautiful and lush! There was live music and tables set up where you can enjoy the gardens and music. My husband and I did the estate tasting since it was complimentary from our hotel. Tom and John were so helpful and genuine. We would come... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The winery has always been charming, but the weather was beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the wine was lovely. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were impressed by the grounds. Lot's of nice little places set up so that you can purchase a bottle of wine and picnic in the garden. We chose the $25 tasting and really enjoyed it. We were seating on their beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards. You can share a tasting if you prefer, which we didn't. They added a... More

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Hilton Head Island
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The grounds at this winery are among the nicest I have seen. You feel transported to France with the gardens and style of the buildings. The wine is good and we had a very friendly experience with the staff. We used the Visa Signature wine tasting program and they gladly participated with free tastings. They also have a nice gift... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We brought a group of20 people from our organization for a tasting. Somehow, after we had confirm the reservations twice, they said they had no record of a reservation for a tour. They finally arranged for our group to go with another group on the tour and we felt like we were herded around like cattle.

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TX
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's a large place with lots if people but the grounds are beautiful. We bought a bottle and drank it outside while listening to live music. I would say this is definitely a stop you should make!

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Astoria oregon
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789 reviews 789 reviews
171 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice very French style buildings. Shrubs and flowers and beautiful gardens. Two gift shop areas for different wines. Many people commented how expensive their wine flights were. Certainly in contrast to the wonderful ones available in Oregon. Not the best wine, either. Return? Once is enough, Recommend? No.

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Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While we weren't overly impressed with the wine here, the grounds are gorgeous! Highly recommend at least a peak at the gardens and a brief stroll around. The tasting was good, though much more commercial and cookie-cutter compared to the smaller wineries we enjoyed. The employees we spoke to weren't quiet as passionate about their product and it provided a... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

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