Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery

4.9
591 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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 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
What 591 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

John did his normal excellent job as did the staff.

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vipkathyn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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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
1 review
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
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. The Chef and servers were superb

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vipMonicaF
San Francisco
5 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
55 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
6 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!

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RyanJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipRichardh
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Food fabulous wine superb. Ambiance great

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JulieP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely a must!

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KeminT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Katy
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chef John and the team at Mayo were warm, gracious, hospitable and generous hosts.

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Channa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience chef John is awesome! We had a great time, service, food and wine all fantastic we highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John their chef is beyond incredible. Best food and wine pairing out there!!

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christinac
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, always enjoy Mayo food and wine pairing❤🙌

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vipPaneb
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SanJorgeCheese
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine pairings. Can't wait to do it again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Best experience at Mayo. John is an amazing chef and was very informative with all the wine and food pairings.

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Beau
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! The food and wi e are always delicious and the team is friendly and accommodating.

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BrianW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Carrie
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MarkS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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!

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vipDennisJ
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding wines, great food pairings made even better by the interactions with the chef.

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Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 591 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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