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
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.
Great experience chef John is awesome! We had a great time, service, food and wine all fantastic we highly recommend this place.
Their Executive Chef John makes the whole experience. 100% worth the value. The food is amazing and there was not a single wine I wouldn’t have again. Beautiful presentation, amazing flavors, and lovely ambiance. Put this on your non negotiable list for sure.
John their chef is beyond incredible. Best food and wine pairing out there!!
Thank you, always enjoy Mayo food and wine pairing❤🙌
We were out with friends and we try to bring our foodie-wine aficionados here whenever they are visiting. The wines and food pairings are excellent and the chef carefully explains each taste and the wines that accompany it. These are Mayo's premium wines and they all excellent and pair well with the food samplings that are presented. There is enough food for a light lunch and generous wine samples so you might want this as your only stop.
Amazing food and wine pairings. Can't wait to do it again!
We had the Best experience at Mayo. John is an amazing chef and was very informative with all the wine and food pairings.
Wonderful as usual! The food and wi e are always delicious and the team is friendly and accommodating.
Chef John has again provided an incredible pairing of food and wine that compliment each other in an extraordinary way. The outside dining works in the current environment. A wonderful experience.
This was my second time visiting the Mayo Reserve Room in 3 months and once again this experience blew us away. The staff are fun, engaging, and provide top notch service. The wine is outstanding. The food pairings are thoughtful--sometimes surprising--and each one elevated the components to something greater than the sum of its parts. Highly recommend, I can't wait to return.
7 fabulous small plates were paired with 7 perfectly matched Reserve wines. The pace was unhurried, and Chef John did a fantastic job as both Chef and our server. His knowledge of Mayo and their wines added greatly to the pairings, and although the plates were more like appetizers, we left happy and surprisingly full. The price for Club Members of Mayo Winery is one of the best values in Sonoma County. Can’t wait for the Fall menu!
Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 592 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.