Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery
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 Sous Chef Ari Loes, who are personally committed to your Wine & Food experience!
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
The staff is very friendly. There explanations of their wines and the process in which they are made are easy to understand. The food that they pair with the wines is perfect and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend you give it a try.
Fun wine and food pairing event. Appreciated the chefs attention to the food/wine experience. I learned a lot! Selections were delicious and well thought out. Ann was attentive but not hovering. Wine was memorable.
Chef John and his team are fantastic. Great food and great wine. We have enjoyed the food and wine pairing on four separate occasions and it's better every time.
A wonderful experience! Chef John was spot on with his food and wine pairings. Highly recommend the pairings. The elegant experience could be better if they replaced the picnic tables with more comfortable and appealing furniture to match the experience. Overall a spot to not pass up ! Excellent wines.
Incredibly attentive and knowledgeable service, beautiful wines, and exceptional food pairings. One of the best meals we’ve eaten in memory. Loved it!
Delicious food and delicious wine! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend you visit this winery!!
Amazing menu and pairings. We have been before, but come back once a quarter to try their new menus. Incredible service!
Great service from the team, very friendly and easy to talk with and loved the interaction with the owner and chief. Good selection of wines with great pours. Food was AMAZING! Liking forward to going back. Highly recommend.
John Locher is a wonderful, informative host. And the food is creative and delicious. And the wines are good. All in all an experience worth repeating.
Always a good time.. can’t wait to be inside next time though!
John's food is outstanding and paired well with the wines presented.
This is such a great experience! Chef John does an amazing job of pairing the food and wine. We always learn so much from him - about the wines, and about how each recipe was developed to complement the wine. He's a great resource on how to match food with wines in general. And he is knowledgeable about the wines - almost like having a chef/sommelier in one!
We've had both the St Francis food/wine pairing ($85/person) and Mayo Reserve Room ($70/person) and find the Mayo Reserve Room experience to be FAR superior. The wines are better, the food is amazing, and the interaction with the Chef provides a true educational experience for those who want to learn.
We'll be back soon!
We had the best experience at Mayo. John is an amazing chef and so informative on all the wine and food pairings. One of our favorite places to visit in kenwood.
The attention to detail and the parings were exquisite. The staff does amazing job of making new wine drinkers and wine experts feel comfortable and delighted. This is one of the true hidden gems in the Sonoma Valley. We look forward to future paring menus from the team at Mayo Family Winery!
John did his normal excellent job as did the staff.
This food and wine pairing was amazing, the service can not be beat. Ann and Chef Joe were funny, kind, fantastic and extremely welcoming. Of course because things are shut down you are sitting outside and the road is right there so could get a bit loud at times. I would highly recommend coming back there, in fact I'm hoping to in the next few weeks.
Beyond amazing...Mayo and chef John never disappoint and we will be back again soon! A must when in Sonoma!
I can't pick a favorite pairing, they were all excellent.
As fairly new members of Mayo, we attended our second reserve tasting/pairing and really enjoyed it. Anne was a very attentive server and John's menu was outstanding!
Lovely lunch with good wine, great food, and an engaging, friendly staff.
FANTASTIC as always. The outdoor seating area has plenty space for social distancing. The chef and staff were attentive and respectful of CDC and social distancing. The food and pairings are excellent as always. I was surprised in a good way by a couple of the wines while others were the lovely "standards" that I've come to expect from Mayo Winery.
Chef John has a genius for wine pairings. The pacing of the 6 courses is perfect. A great place for a nice date, we always have a great time there.
Valentine’s Day with extended family outdoors and social distancing.
Weather was cool and drizzly but temperature was reasonable. However, outdoor heaters would have earned a fifth star for ambiance.
Fabulous as always. The Chef and servers were superb
I've been several times. The food and wine are always outstanding. And the pairings are outstanding!
The Mayo Reserve Room is a MUST! The food and wine pairing experience is unlike anything you’ll ever taste.
Awesome experience (again). This is still one of the best kept secrets in Sonoma. If you like great food and love wine this is a must do! Chef John is a master and creating innovative dishes that always amaze with ingredients locally found and improvised. His knowledge about food and how Mayo wines pair with each is impressive. You will learn a lot in a very friendly setting that is as far away from snobbish as you can imagine. Chef John is caring and fun to be around. The price is very reasonable compared to any other food and wine experience in Sonoma and this is a whole lot better! We have been doing this for 15 years, ever since it was originally written up in the WSJ as a must do event. And it gets better each time we visit.
7 courses, all small bites, perfect as “appetizers” around 3-4p.
Great service and food . Staff took a lot of time to explain the pairing. You received to complete pairings ( see photo) and a dessert. Great experience
What a great gem. Loved Chef John and Anne. Will go again!
Jon was fantastic and the wine and food pairing were excellent!
This is a great experience. A bit pricey but worth the cost. You learn how food and wine interact and the effects wine has on how food tastes.
Great for any special occasion or just for something fun and different. The menu changes so each visit is different. Also while something looks strange or different food wise don’t be afraid to try something new it is only a couple of bites each item.
This pairing was amazing!! Staff so friendly and knowledgeable!! Highly recommend!!
Food was fantastic, wine was great, together it was beyond! John was an amazing host. It's an unforgettable experience. We'll definitely go again in the future.
We absolutely loved having this treat with Ann and John at Mayo. They made this experience worth doing it again. Thank you!
Great experience. John did a wonderful job with the pairings.
Amazing as always. Food fabulous wine superb. Ambiance great
I've now visited the Reserve Room 3 times, and each time have been impressed with the ambiance, the wine and the FOOD! Chef John does a great job of explaining the dishes, the wine and how they complement each other. Highly recommended!!
Amazing! Definitely a must!
Terrific wines, great food, and thoughtful pairings. Chef John was very personable, and he did a great job explaining the reasoning behind all the wine pairings. A great value for $70, and an even greater value (free!) if you're a Reserve member of the wine club!
Chef John and the team at Mayo were warm, gracious, hospitable and generous hosts.
Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.