Chateau St. Jean
Open daily 10am - 5pm
Just an hour north of San Francisco, Chateau St. Jean represents the best of Sonoma wine country. We invite you to discover, experience, taste and savor the many pleasures of our unique region by making Chateau St. Jean your wine country destination.
Unique Winery Experience in Kenwood
With its gracious style and inviting gardens, Chateau St Jean is the quintessential Sonoma Valley winery. Founded in 1973, the winery is a pioneer in single vineyard designates and holds the title of the first Sonoma winery to be named “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator for its Cinq Cépages Bordeaux-style blend. There are many ways to enjoy your visit to Chateau St Jean from tastings in two different rooms to a sit-down blending experience. The grounds and gardens also offer an opportunity to buy a picnic and play bocce ball while enjoying their wine and hospitality.
As patrons arrive at Chateau St. Jean they are greeted by an expansive European-inspired garden. The topiary is a true spectacle which creates a defined ambiance of both grandeur and sophistication. The adjacent patio allows patrons to fully admire the garden even before they have had a chance to taste.
Chateau St. Jean has two tasting room options. The main tasting room has one of the largest wine-related gift shops in Sonoma Valley and offers a well-balanced sampling of both whites and reds. The Vineyard Room, located directly across from the main tasting room, focuses on Chateau St. Jean’s higher-end wines.
Chateau St. Jean is well known in many wine circles. Total annual production consists of 45 different wines (17 of which are distributed). One of its most highly reputable wines is known as the Cinq Cépages. A winner of countless awards over the years, the Cinq Cépages is arguably the most complex wine in Chateau St. Jean’s wine repertoire. Don’t miss the Cinq Rêves Library Tasting which is a tasting of five library vintages of Cinq Cépages and Reserve wines for $75 per person.
CHARCUTERIE AT THE CHATEAU
Enjoy a flight of Chateau St. Jean wines paired with delicious local meats and cheeses. This experience is offered on the Chateau Patio (weather permitting), otherwise it is in the dining room. A host will guid you through the education of wine and food pairings.
Cheese and charcuterie plate paired with four wines, $45
Reservations are required, 21 and older only, no pets.
Offered daly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cinq Cépages, Reserve Merlot, Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Fumé Blanc and for the sweet wine drinker, the Gewûrztraminer
One Stop Shopping
Chateau St. Jean has an exquisite merchandise section with assorted sandwiches, cheeses, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, as well as anything one would need in order to create a superb picnic experience. With grounds as beautiful as this, one can plan an entire day around the bounty of Chateau St. Jean.