We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Chateau St. Jean

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9026
Phone Number:
+1 707-257-5784
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 280 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 149
  • 76
    Very good
  • 26
  • 16
  • 5
A Wonderful Birthday Suprise

My beautiful wife took me to Sonoma for my 40th birthday. She knew that the Cinq Cepages blends from Chateau St. Jean from the late 90s to early 2000s were the wines that made me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

280 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 272: English reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent visit to Sonoma to visit some friends we stopped by for a tasting and let me tell you, the reserve tasting also more expensive is the way to go. The regular tasting was lack luster. Really the hero of the visit was their luscious cinq. Overall nice ambience but that tasting rooms were very loud and crowded.... More 

Thank Heather T
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My beautiful wife took me to Sonoma for my 40th birthday. She knew that the Cinq Cepages blends from Chateau St. Jean from the late 90s to early 2000s were the wines that made me fall in love with wine. So, she planned a surprise visit to Chateau St. Jean for me, with a private vertical tasting of Cinq Cepages.... More 

Thank TheYesenofskis
Level Contributor
318 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty vineyard.. we had a coupon for buy one tasting get one free from our resort. It was a nice large space for tasting. Plus they also has tasting in a tent connected to the building.. staff was nice and friendly. We had a fun time here!

Thank arkansastraveler74
Locust Valley, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Chateau St. John as our first winery in Sonoma County. It was very uninspiring. The grounds are beautiful. We tasted the reserve tasting wines. The building was beautiful and overlooked the Vineyard, however the server was very unattentive and disinterested. With each pour we had to ask him to describe the wine for us. Certainly not worth the... More 

Thank spa215
Waco, Texas
Level Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I just love knowledgeable people. Sincerely, the wine was great! The knowledge of their plants and grapes, off the charts. Great place to visit and sample. Please do visit and check them out!

1 Thank ChuckLoonz
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
144 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to stop along Highway 12. Large welcoming tasting area, nice selection of wines. Outdoor area pleasant year around.

1 Thank PotatoMasher
Marlboro, New Jersey
Level Contributor
314 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Chateau St. Jean is a very beautiful winery with truly palace-like grounds. We went here for a slightly more expensive “reserve” tasting, which is held in a lounge overlooking the vineyard.

1 Thank IlyaBurlak
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed wonderful tastings all over Napa and Sonoma but not here. The buildings and garden are beautiful but the way the people behaved was unfriendly and unhelpful.

1 Thank Gillian S
Belmont, California
Level Contributor
120 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Excellent wines, wonderful experiences and a stop to seriously consider on your next wine tasting trip in the Sonoma Valley.

1 Thank Dennis Y
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The winery is beautiful, you can have a picnic there. The wines are really good specially the "cinq cepages". It's a good wine and it's not that expensive. You can take a tour of the winery. I think they also rent it for events like weddings ans such. If you are planning to go to Sonoma, you must come here... More 

1 Thank mariahgo

Travellers who viewed Chateau St. Jean also viewed

Kenwood, Sonoma County
Kenwood, Sonoma County
Kenwood, Sonoma County

Been to Chateau St. Jean? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chateau St. Jean staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?