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Chateau St. Jean

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Address: 8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
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+1 707-257-5784
10:00 - 17:00
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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 grounds and relaxing atmosphere

Purchased a one bottle of wine and shared with friends while listening to a band on the lawn. Very relaxing experience. The wine tasting was more expensive than other we visited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Rebecca H
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Libertyville, Illinois
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The mansion and grounds are beautiful. We felt rushed through the tasting process, and we weren't that impressed with the wine. There are other wineries just as beautiful with wines we were much happier with.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Purchased a one bottle of wine and shared with friends while listening to a band on the lawn. Very relaxing experience. The wine tasting was more expensive than other we visited so we skipped this and just enjoyed the music and grounds with a bottle we were familiar with

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Toledo, Ohio
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

3rd visit to this Wonderful winery with courteous staff .... not "pushy" as we have experienced with other wineries. Beautiful grounds to bring your own picnic lunch. Another wonderful experience!

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent wines at reasonable prices. Also, a private selection of higher end wines not available outside the winery.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a group of about sixty people at this property for a business event. It was a cocktail reception and dinner, beginning at 6 PM in early September. The weather was gorgeous and sunny with temperatures in the 90's during the day, which is why you should be warned that no matter how warm it is during the day,... More 

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Magalia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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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