Unlock the Mystery
at Chateau St Jean
A Wine Country Escape Room
Solve an escape room like no other on the new wine tasting experience at Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood in eastern Sonoma County.
“Unlock the Chateau” takes about an hour and a half, and begins with a welcoming glass of sparkling wine. You then have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles by using clues and hints to unlock the secret. You get a glass of wine when you unlock the second room and a flight of wine after you escape. Unlock the Chateau ($60 per person) is available Friday through Monday for groups of six to 12 people.
Taste Delicious Sonoma County History
Chateau St. Jean is truly a grand historic lady in Sonoma County’s wine industry. Built in 1920 as a summer home for it’s original owners, the gorgeous Italianate villa sits proudly amidst a rolling expanse of vineyards. The winery was founded in 1973 and the first wine was made on the property in 1975 by legendary winemaker, Dick Arrowood. The winery made history in 1999 by winning the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from the Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cèpages (French for “five varieties) Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux style blend of five varieties of red wines.
Chateau St. Jean has two tasting rooms – the Reserve Tasting Room and the Main Tasting Room. It’s well worth taking the time to enjoy both for the full experience.
The Main Tasting Room is large and airy, with a long wooden tasting bar spanning the back of the building. Large arched windows and French doors let in the warm Sonoma sunshine. Displays of clothing, sparkly jewelry, books, glassware and snacks are artfully displayed around the room. This is the place to try a variety of current releases and shop a bit. No reservation is required.
The Chateau is the original building and it exudes understated elegance – burnished dark wood accents abound and gorgeous thick rugs are scattered about the hardwood floors. Several tasting experiences are available.