Chateau St. Jean Winery
Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sonoma Valley, the Chateau St Jean estate offers wine lovers an idyllic getaway to soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle. With incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens, and the elegant 1920s chateau, our guests are invited to experience the award-winning Chateau St Jean wines collection at their leisure while enjoying the breathtaking ambiance of the estate. Founded in 1973, the winery was conceived as a magnificent wine estate in the European style, where wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Bordeaux blends from individual vineyards were kept separate to capture each site’s unique character fully. The wines received immediate critical acclaim, and Chateau St Jean was soon recognized as a leader in single vineyard-designated wines. Today, our winemaker Margo Van Staaveren calls upon 35 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise to highlight the stunning vineyards we work with.
In 1980, the winery and grounds in Kenwood, California, were completed. The winery was designed from the ground up to accommodate numerous grapes and keep them separate throughout the winemaking process to ensure vineyard designation stayed pure.
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 – a Bordeaux-style blend of “five varieties.”
We are a proud partner of Priority Wine Pass, where you not only get to discover the best wineries in Sonoma but also save on wine-tasting fees (so you can buy more wine, of course!). They have been around since 2012 and are the most extensive wine passport program of its kind and offer a full-time concierge that will help plan your trip around the types of wine you prefer once your pass is bought.
Priority Wine Pass is the largest tasting program of its kind and will prove to be a great investment for your trip. Beyond searching for ‘wineries near me,’ what sets Priority Wine Pass apart from other wine passport programs is the full-time concierge services that will help you plan your visit around the types of red wine or types of white wine you enjoy and services start once the pass is bought. Their employees are there every step of the way to find the best wineries in Napa or Sonoma and beyond.
Save $20 (over 30%!) with Code: GGB. (One pass is good for two people)
2 for 1 Taste of Sonoma: Experience a tasting of 4 wines from their various vineyard sources in Sonoma County. This 1-hour tasting is hosted outdoors on either the patio of our Visitor’s Center or in our Rose Garden.
Discount: 2-1 Tasting w/ coupon code found in welcome email*