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Chateau St. Jean

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Address: 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
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 place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lake Forest, California
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San Francisco, California, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank hgb001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Glenn C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Bill D
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been going to the winery for generations and it's always a favorite. The grounds are gorgeous and the wine is top notch. We have always felt comfortable with taking well behaved children to the wineries. But, if you plan on doing the reserve tasting I would not do so with children. The reserve tasting area is definitely... More 

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Thank celrae2015
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Chateau St. Jean was by far the most beautiful winery we visited during our time in the Sonoma area. The gardens were lovely, and the setting (with the hills and vineyards in the background) was picturesque. We enjoyed our tasting and got lots of interesting facts about the winery and the types of wine they produced.

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Thank poem19girl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We received comps from the concierge at our hotel, the Fairmont Sonoma, to do a tasting in the Members Tasting Room. What a beautiful place to drink wine. Overlooking a large field of vineyards, the old chateau built in the 20s (I think) has a gorgeous Members Tasting area with a square bar, couches and a fireplace. The wine server... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

A must stop on your wine tasting tour. Dan showed us a wonderful time tasting great wine. So good, we had to join the wine club. I just wish we lived closer so we could visit more. Join the wine club and enjoy tasting wine on the beautiful patio overlooking the vineyards.

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