Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery

4.9
608 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
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 Sous Chef Ari Loes, who are personally committed to your Wine & Food experience!

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and wine pairing were excellent. Staff provided lots of background information on winery as well as why the food and wine paired. It was overall great experience.

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vipRichardh
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always - we thoroughly enjoyed our experience

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DavidH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service were all outstanding. Great concept, separating Mayo from most all of its competition.

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DaltonD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!
Great Service!!
I would recommend this experience to anyone who would like an educated experience learning about wine and food!
Chef John is the most hospitable and fun host that makes it unforgettable!

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Pamela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best wine/ food pairing we have ever experienced! Chef John is extraordinary, exquisite, edgy and imaginative! His pairings were creative and delectable! We will definitely be returning to the Mayo Reserve Room!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BeverlyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipDanvilleFoodie
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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John2021
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly attentive and knowledgeable service, beautiful wines, and exceptional food pairings. One of the best meals we’ve eaten in memory. Loved it!

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Meagan
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and delicious wine! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend you visit this winery!!

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vipRobfromSF
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and pairings. We have been before, but come back once a quarter to try their new menus. Incredible service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipdiner
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMnM94533
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time.. can’t wait to be inside next time though!

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Lando
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

John's food is outstanding and paired well with the wines presented.

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vipSMallery
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing...Mayo and chef John never disappoint and we will be back again soon! A must when in Sonoma!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mrbiggz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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EarlCory
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

John did his normal excellent job as did the staff.

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vipkathyn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CourtneyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't pick a favorite pairing, they were all excellent.

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CheriK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRaemiG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely lunch with good wine, great food, and an engaging, friendly staff.

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Sunspot98
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MarkS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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SusanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipRichardh
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. The Chef and servers were superb

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vipMonicaF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been several times. The food and wine are always outstanding. And the pairings are outstanding!

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WineLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Mayo Reserve Room is a MUST! The food and wine pairing experience is unlike anything you’ll ever taste.

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vipMacbest
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Finedine
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MamaKelly
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great gem. Loved Chef John and Anne. Will go again!

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StacieH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jon was fantastic and the wine and food pairing were excellent!

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RoyN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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BrigetteB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This pairing was amazing!! Staff so friendly and knowledgeable!! Highly recommend!!

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SelenA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MMST
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved having this treat with Ann and John at Mayo. They made this experience worth doing it again. Thank you!

RJ
RyanJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. John did a wonderful job with the pairings.

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Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 608 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.

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