Chateau St. Jean
An Evolving Sonoma Icon
Nestled in the charming town of Kenwood in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Chateau St. Jean was founded in 1973 and quickly established itself as a producer of fine wines and a pioneer in crafting exceptional single-vineyard wines. Chateau St. Jean consistently receives awards and accolades year after year. In fact, it was the first Sonoma winery to receive “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator for the Cinq Cépages Bordeaux-style blend. Since the release of the 1975 Belle Terre Vineyard Chardonnay, Chateau St. Jean has been producing exceptional single vineyard wines as well as single varietal wines featured in their Appellation Collection – wines that thrive in distinct Sonoma County AVAs including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Coast. These wines capture the very best characteristics unique to each region. You can choose from a range of tasting options and experiences, but be sure to have a taste of the Cinq Cepages before you leave!
Enjoy the Estate
As you turn off of busy Highway 12 and onto the long driveway that takes you away from the hustle and bustle, you are led toward the stunning Mayacamas mountain range that serves as the backdrop for Chateau St. Jean winery. As you enter the property, you’ll notice the refined and peaceful ambiance. The beautiful landscaping and gardens invite you in toward the two tasting rooms and expansive gift shop. The different tasting experiences and phenomenal wines will make you want to explore the entire portfolio. The elegant, approachable atmosphere will make it so you never want to leave.
Enjoy a bottle of wine with friends on the Grand Lawn or at a picnic table with the winery’s own bottle service, which allows your group to relax and enjoy the beauty of the winery’s grounds and gardens. This includes a reserved location on the property, a bottle of wine and a cheese and charcuterie plate per every five guests. From classic tastings to food and wine pairings to bocce and picnics, there are many ways to enjoy your time at Chateau St Jean.
New Wine Tasting Experiences:
The Chef’s Table and Chateau Escape Room
The Chef’s Table is a pleasant way to learn firsthand the history of the land and winery while enjoying limited-production wines paired with small bites. With a glass of wine in hand, you are led on a tour of the winery and will learn about the property’s rich history. The tour concludes in the original dining room of the historic 1920s chateau where you will enjoy a few exclusive wines paired with delicious amuse-bouches prepared by the winery chef. Advanced reservations are advised, $60 per person; now available Friday-Sunday!
Unlock the Chateau:
A Wine Country Escape Room
If you’ve never participated in an escape room game, this is a very fun way to find out what all the fuss is about! You have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles by using clues and hints to unlock the secret of the Chateau. Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, a glass of wine when you unlock the second room, and a flight of wine (and cheese) after you escape! Available daily at noon for groups of 6 to 12 people.