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Chateau St. Jean

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Address: 8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
Phone Number: 17072575784
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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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Beautiful winery in the Valley of the Moon

A lovely place to visit during the summer warmth, the shaded and well-groomed grounds provide refuge from the sun. Chateau St. Jean always provides a welcomed tour!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Magalia, California
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Magalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit during the summer warmth, the shaded and well-groomed grounds provide refuge from the sun. Chateau St. Jean always provides a welcomed tour!

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Sonoma and Chateau St.Jean winery last weekend/August 2016/ It is my most favorite winery,because it has a large space,beautiful gardens,boce place, nice testing rooms and the building looks like a castle.Last time i was drinking Pino gris,very fine wine.My favorite wine is Chardonnay and they really know how to make it.My visit to Sonoma is combined with walking,hiking... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The massive trees and well-maintained grounds make for a nice cool place to taste wine on a very warm summer day. The tasting was a little less informative and generous than some others in the area, but still nice.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been longtime Members of Chateau St. Jean. The wine is world class, the grounds are spectacular, and the staff go out of their way to make your visit something you will never forget. Be sure to invest in the Private Tasting Room....nothing better than a Cinq Cépages on a beautiful evening overlooking the Sonoma Valley!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Chateau St. Jean is a gorgeous property...and the wines on offer were reasonably good. What was shocking -- the tasting fee does NOT apply to the purchase of 2 bottles...or 3 or 4 or more -- NEVER have I encountered this -- tasting fees are to cover the cost of looky-loos and freebe tasters- people who do not purchase wine,... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stopped here on the way to the coast. The grounds and the building are very nice. The wines are very good too. There are a couple of different tasting areas as well as the outside. It was well worth the stop.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We recently stopped here as part of a group of 14 touring wine country. We did have reservations, required or at least recommended for such a large group. The setting is absolutely beautiful--the building and grounds alone were worth the trip. Mike was all set up for us on a patio and spent time explaining and answering questions. The wines... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Been here before and loved the winery. Scheduled and paid for a private tasting for their Reserve wines through their website. Arrived at our appointed time to find out you don't need an appointment for the Reserve tasting. Just show up at the Reserve tasting room. So we ended paying extra $5 for the processing fee online.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The staff here could not have been more knowledgeable, the scenery could not have been more beautiful. Did I mention that the wine was first class!

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Visit this winery everytime I visit the region. Knowledgeable staff with exceptional wines on a lovely patio overlooking the vineyards. The charchuterie is worth the experience as the wine and cheese pairings work perfect together.

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