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Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery

387 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indulge in a Casual & Intimate Wine Tasting Affair unlike any other in Wine Country! At the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room, experience Personal Service and Exceptional Reserve Wines thoughtfully paired with a 4-Star Dining Experience that will renew your expectations of Wine & Food Pairing...

Located in the heart of Kenwood in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room will challenge your idea of what a Wine-Tasting Tour can be; enjoy views of Local Vineyards and the Mayacama Mountains while tasting 7 Reserve Wines thoughtfully paired with 7 "tapas"-sized bites prepared by a Professional Chef & Wine Team who are personally committed to your Wine & Food enjoyment!

Book your reservation today at the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Winery, Tapas / Small Plates, Californian
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Hours of operation
Wine & Food Pairing
Mon, Thu–Sun 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Reserve Wine Tasting
Mon, Thu–Sun 10:30 am–6:30 pm
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Phone number
(707) 833-5504
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
John Locher
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Cross street
Maple Street
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Parking details
Parking is available behind the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room
Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine


Sparkling Happy Hour!

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at Mayo Family Winery! Receive a Complimentary Glass of Sparkling Wine while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 20, 2017

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Sun-Mon 11:00AM-5:00PM
Thu-Fri 11:00AM-5:00PM

What 387 People Are Saying
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Sheila (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The wine and food pairing was delightful. The chef was very attentive, and shared information about each food course, as well as the wine it was paired with. The venue is small and intimate, which makes for a delightful quiet food and wine experience.

vipRobandDave (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This is the BEST tasting menu yet!
John, Chef, is a master at his craft, has deep knowledge about the wine and is very personable!
We love Mayo wines - especially the bubbles! It’s no surprise the Ricci Zin continues to win so many metals! I bought the Viognier and I generally don’t like Viognier...
Oscar, Sous chef, is incredible too!
My friends loved it! Highly recommend this place!
Thanks for another memorable celebration!!
Rob & Dave

vipBonnie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is fabulous. They need to write a cookbook!! Wine is fabulous as well!!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had truly wonderful time! I have been to this food and wine pairing tasting twice before, and although tasting menu changes quite frequently, I have always been impressed, happy and totally satisfied. Food was fantastic and so is the wine. Love this place!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Chef John at the Mayo winery tasting room is fabulous. There are 7 small bites paired with a variety of wine. The food, wind, and experience are outstanding. I highly recommend this experience!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Food pairing. Chef John did an excellent job explaining the food match. Spent the necessary time with us

1jbug (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

John was awesome, great service, food and wine. Very relaxing

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great wines given a new dimension with the excellently crafted food pairings - highlights being an amazing Chicken Posole and Pork Belly. The 7 courses are all tiny and so make for a perfect light lunch. Management and service were very attentive and thoughtful. We were 5 people celebrating a birthday and this was a super way to spend a couple of hours in the wine country.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful wine and food! Awesome service.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Chef John and the staff at Mayo never fail to deliver. The wines are impressive and the food pairings are mouth-watering. We like to visit every couple months to see the new seasonal menus and visit with the staff. The food and wine definitely enhance one-another, which is more fun than just wine tasting. I highly recommend that this be included in visits to the Kenwood area.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a late afternoon appointment on a Sunday. Maybe it was the combination of late afternoon and Sunday being their Friday, but the volume of wine tasters who had obviously been tasting wine all day who were bellied up to the bar and the very long wait for our first food items greatly detracted from what I had hoped to be a special wine and food pairing for our group.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

We've were here several years ago and loved it. Just as good as I remembered it.

Geezee (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Our wine and food pairing was excellent. There were 7 courses paired with 7 different wines. The food was delicious and paired very well with the wines. Chef John was extremely cordial and knowledgeable. We would definitely return, as we we had a lovely experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Chef Locher was so welcoming and informative, and made us feel as though we were his only guests. The food and wine pairing was SPOT ON, perfectly presented and simply delicious. Even the owner, Jeffrey Mayo, checked in on us a couple of times. This pairing would work for a wine 'rookie' as well as a foodie, and was an excellent value, which could cost twice as much elsewhere. A perfect experience, which met and exceeded all of the excellent reviews I've read over the years. Don't miss it!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

A group of us went here for the food and wine pairing on a vacation weekend in Sonoma. Really wonderful - great wine, delicious food, and the chef and the owner were both very knowledgeable, warm and funny. Great value for what you get too. Oh, and a pretty view outside of the rolling hills. If you're in town I highly recommend going here for lunch to start your day of wine tasting!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and wine pairing. Chef John was outstanding, answered all questions pertaining to food and wine, extremely knowledgeable. Does not have the ambiance of Kendal Jackson but the room is more than adequate for tasting and pairing. The pace of the pairing was perfect, 7 wines paired with 7 food selections. I highly recommend Mayo Family Reserve Room.

viphootnj (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Chef John is an effective multi-tasker. He prepares the 7 course meal and pour the wines. With an bubbly personality, John makes you feel like family and does a wonderful job. I suggest the Mayp family hire an assistant so he can focus on his art.
We highly recommend the tasting menu and pairing- all outstanding. A must-go destination on Sonoma Route 12 not too far from Santa Rosa.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

They do a 7 course pairing for a fraction of the cost of most other wineries. The food was amazing and I left very satisfied. We did have a few youngsters show up and "Jeremy" was three sheets to the wind and needed to chat in between our courses but the chef made up for it. He apologized because they are open later than most wineries and was a very nice and accommodating. He still managed to make the meal and the explanations very informative and really enjoyable.

vipMacbest (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

John, the new chef at Mayo food and wine pairing (Mayo reserve tasting room) is incredible. 7 delicious food pairings with great attention (and explanation) of how and why the food and wines pair together. This is super attention to detail and unlike ANY food and wine pairing you will find in Sonoma. We have tried them all. This is a special treat for friends out wine tasting to real foodies. Give yourself 1.5 hours. If you want to gab and talk and not listen to the explanation, go somewhere else. If you want to be super impressed with how wines and foods can accentuate each other, come to Mayo. This is a must do (and very reasonable, $50 if not a club member - compare this to the $90 tasting at Ram's Gate - this is better) anytime you are in the lovely town of Kenwood.

vipOpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

I have taken different friends to the Mayo Reserve Room food & wine pairing tasting twice in the past month with less than stellar reviews. I loved chef Sam. I think John is terrific as well. However . . . on the first occasion, one of the owners was on site working. My guests and I thought he could have been more congenial/hospitable. He seemed pretty tightly wound, had a script that didn't seem interactive with us. On the second visit, the wine and food we're excellent; the service not so much. I understand being busy mid-day on a weekend day. In anticipation of such, HIRE MORE HELP. The flow of courses should be smooth--without long waits (with no wine/food) between presentations. I'll come back. But third time's the charm as is said. I hope the links are worked out the next time I visit :)