Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery

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Indulge in a Casual & Intimate Wine & Food Pairing Experience unlike any other in Wine Country! At the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room, receive Personal Service and taste Exceptional Reserve Wines thoughtfully paired with 7 Seasonal Courses (each of about 3-4 bites each) that will challenge your expectations of what Wine Tasting should be...

Located in the heart of Kenwood in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room is situated in an unassuming building that overlooks Local Vineyards and the Mayacama Mountains. Relax and soak in the views while tasting through some of our Best Wines and Food, prepared by Executive Chef John Locher and Executive Sous Chef Enrique Alvarez, who are personally committed to your Wine & Food experience!

Book your reservation today at the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room!

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been several times and they never disappoint. Chef John’s wine choices from the excellent Mayo wines are spot on and truly compliment the food. His food creations are at the same time unique and familiar. Amounts are perfect- we left well satisfied. And very reasonable price. Plus Chef John presents and explains the dishes and what to expect with the interaction with the paired wine. And even though they were busy the pace was just right- not slow, not rushed. Overall, perfect!

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kourtney and chef John are the bomb!!!! The food and wine pairings were off the chart. Were made to feel welcome from the second we got there and the experience was amazing! Will definitely be back!

YR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef John's pairings are delicious and fantastic! Great service and atmosphere.

BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef John brings hospitality, service and great food/wine pairing to a new level. This is a must do experience if you are near the Kenwood area or as a destination to seek out.

FG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best if not the best winery to go for an outstanding wine and food paring.
John the chief was very friendly and explained the wine as it was presented with dish.
This is a must do location in the Sonoma, Kenwood area.

BM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A wonderful ambience, great personal involvement to help understand the importance of pairing wine and food here in Sonoma Wine Country. Hats of to the Mayo Family.

RD
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing and interesting menu that pairs perfectly with their stunning reserve wines!

L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Sonoma and a must stop! An experience to be remembered for years to come. The food and wine were outstanding as well as the service and hospitality provided by John and Chris! My favorite pairing was an uncommon varietal, Alicante Bouchet Reserve paired with “Neux Pha Lo” Thai Egg delicious! The two perfectly complimented each other!

DD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great afternoon. A good mixture of information about wine and food as well as time for us to talk and enjoy the setting highly recommended

C
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!! Not cheap but well worth it! Service, food, wines....all excellent!!

Plan ahead. Make a reservation! You won’t regret it!

AR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Never disappoints. The food, the wine pairing, the service all of it great!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have yet to try Mayo, what are you waiting for?? For such a small winery, they have an incredible food & wine paring reserve room. A testament to the quality of their wines.

They also have a traditionally tasting room down the road. However, the food pairing here really steps the experience up.

SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The chef was very attentive and informative, and the food was amazing. The best spring roll I have ever had! Overall, just a wonderful experience.

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Have been to the Mayo Reserve room many times. Always enjoy the delicious food and wine. John is an excellent chef and gives a great presentation of the food and wine

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Small bites to pair with a wine tasting. 7 courses and 7 wines. The chef himself came out with the courses and explained everything about the food and the wines.
I highly recommend visiting here if your in Sonoma valley .

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was wonderful, walking us through the wines from the Mayo family. Delicious and informative. Thank you for the lovely lunch!

TA
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice people and fantastic bites by chef locher. Wine marching with his small bites were perfect.

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and wine pairing. We go back there ageism and again. Highly recommended

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Food was mediocre however overall had an enjoyable afternoon.

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef John just keeps getting better and better if that's possible. Stunning food and wine pairings!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food with extraordinary pairings to an exceptionally good wide selection of wInes. One of the best foodies experiences in the Greater Bay Area.

JK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef serves three courses of small plates, each paired with a Mayo wine. The plates are creative and described by the chef, how the character of the food enhances the flavors of the individual wine being served. One notable aspect is the technique (which the chef does not discuss) - each piece of the ahi tartare is virtually identical in size to each other, as are the roasted potatoes in the taco presentation. A second serving of three small plates, with appropriate wines, are presented, then as a finale a dessert plate is served with a dessert wine.
The menu rotates every two months. In addition, the chef is planning for each course how to accommodate a drop in, last minute need to adapt the menu for a vegetarian or a gluten free customer.
The service is friendly, amusing, unpretentious and superb. The room is quiet, comfortable, simple and pleasant. You feel like a guest in a friend's house who just happens to be a great cook and has a great wine cellar. Everyone I know who has been here, and I've been coming for at least twelve years, loves it.

MJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We picked this winery blind (meaning a Google search) and it is now my new favorite winery. The chef is amazing and paired the wines perfectly.

D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's phenomenal! Go, just go! Thank me later. Lol

L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way. Our favorite wine and food experience in Kenwood/Sonoma. Everyone should visit the Mayo reserve room!!

AM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time. The menu and quality of food was great! We appreciated the care and attention from the executive chef and the wines were paired perfectly.

KM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience!!

MO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three people for a wine and food pairing. Both the wines and the food dishes were excellent. The combination with the two was superb. Our experience lasted about two hours. Our host, John, did a great job and was both fun and knowledgeable. We recommend this experience highly.

NG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was an outstanding value, even if you were not a wine club member. Service by Chef Tripp was very good.

JC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was more than we expected. The wine and food paired perfectly together. The bites were very unique. I definitely plan to book a tasting again next time we’re in Sonoma.

B
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food prepared and wines that were paired with the food was excellent.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an experience that my grown up kids truly enjoyed. I will do it again, some other time. both of the Chefs were very knowledgeable, professional ,courteous and friendly.

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personnel service. The server took the time to explain the plate and the wine. No pressure to buy extra bottles.

EO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most beautiful wine and food pairing that I’ve never been in my life. Believe me as a wine enthusiast I had been on many food pairings but nothing like this. The wine quality and flavors are outstanding by themselves but when you combined the specialized food appetizers they served with these wines you get a complete explosion of flavors in your mouth. This was the out of the body experience I was looking on this wine country. Worth every penny.

RS
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during a very quiet time during the week so had individual time with the Chef who is so passionate! Loved it and the pairings

l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You feel special when you go to a food and wine pairing at Mayo. Great food beautifully paired with lovely wines. Also very accommodating with a food allergy. Highly recommend

ND
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Small place that was overrun by a much larger party that day (though the larger party were friendly and open.) Not much options for children. Wine made the trip.

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go! This selection of their reserve wines is outstanding (my favs are the Chardonnay and Zin) and the food pairing is not only delicious and gorgeous to look at, but truly brings the wines to life.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves here, chef explained everything, wine was great, food exceptional

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. Our host, Trip,.

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