Chateau St Jean: Picturesque Sonoma Winery

Chateau St. Jean holds a special place in my heart as it’s the first winery I joined after moving to California a few years ago. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean, located in the Kenwood area of Sonoma (Highway 12), was conceived as a true fine wine estate where wines from individual vineyards were kept separate to fully capture the individual character of each site. In 1999, Chateau St. Jean was the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux-style blend of “five varieties.” As someone who appreciates boutique wineries Chateau St Jean’s beautiful gardens, European feel, welcoming staff, and wine selections make this a must stop while traveling through Sonoma. 

Tasting Options:

Main Tasting Room 

Reserve Tasting in the Chateau (Highly Recommended)

Picnic at Chateau

*Some options not available due to Covid concerns

Membership Options:

Club St. Jean – 4 Shipments. $125 -$155 per shipment. 3-4 bottles

Reserve Club – 4 Shipments. $165 – $195 per shipment. 3-4 bottles

Club 8555 – 2 Shipments. No shipping fees. $750 avg. 12 bottles

Must Try Wines:  Robert Young Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay. 8555 Red BlendCinq Cépages 

Price point: $25 to $200+

Favorite Events:

Cinq Cépages Release Celebration 

Crab & Chardonnay

Bastille Day Celebration

Holiday Party

Website: https://www.chateaustjean.com

Location: 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452

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