En Garde Winery

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14 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
We look forward to welcoming you in to En Garde! We are currently hosting tastings outdoors in the courtyard of Mayo Family Winery, located at 13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA, 95442. Let us know how we can make your visit memorable!
The En Garde Tasting Lounge’s chic stylings perfectly compliment its award-winning, small-production wines. Owner/Winemaker Csaba Szakál’s singular focus on Napa mountaintop Cabernets and Sonoma Pinots has been making a big splash on the California wine scene since his debut in 2007. Whether you’re a serious collector or a group looking to experience some of the finest wines in the region, En Garde’s two private tasting rooms and knowledgeable staff offer a variety of tasting options in a curated-yet-relaxed wine country setting.
Recent accolades include 98-points (Wine Advocate, April 2020) for the Napa cab blend 2016 Touché and 99 points for the Starkey Hill Pinot Noir from Russian River.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 14 people are saying
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5.0based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
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JedB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No food but the wines were exceptional. The winemaker gave us thoroughly descriptive notes and great stories

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MelodyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

En Garde Winery is always a pleasure. They are temporarily serving their wine in the courtyard of Mayo Family Winery. Everyone is making the best of our curious times. Csaba's has passion for winemaking and we love it. These wines are delicious. We love learning about each wine even though we probably won't remember any of it! It is always a joy to return to En Garde.

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vipJeffE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

En Garde is a wonderful winery where you will not find the expected and what a delight. Jays and En Garde were spot on and personal. The wines all had a different character than the usual and expected - with a new tasting experience drawing out more unique flavors. Found the Pinots very drinkable and surprising as well as noteworthy. En Garde is the right sort of passion project and should be experienced. Hats off for embracing the challenges of COVID well.

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RenaeL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Jay was awesome, wine was great. Would recommend.

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vipMelissa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott and I attended the tasting with your member Chris Caputo. Jay was fabulous as he walked our way through a lovely tasting. We bought a few bottles and can't wait to open and enjoy. Thank you! -Melissa

En Garde Winery
Responded on November 21, 2020

Thank you Melissa! We enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Owner was so welcoming informative and passionate about the wine. Wine is amazing! Really enjoyed our experience!!

En Garde Winery
Responded on November 21, 2020

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the wine and experience- we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipNigelM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is nothing like talking and tasting wine with a knowledgeable person.

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vipTommy
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Czaba was a great host, truly enjoyed his wines and the conversation.

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vipKimberlyP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great discovering this gem of a boutique winery. Jay was our host and we loved learning about the wines and the winemaker. He was a great host too! We had an excellent time! And of course, the wines were superb! We'll definitely be coming back! Please check out En Garde and support small, local wineries. Great location near Sonoma square for lunch or dinner after your tasting!

En Garde Winery
Responded on August 18, 2020

It was a pleasure hosting your group! Looking forward to your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wines.... wow! Service was great.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most, if not the most favorite places for us to taste in California. Csaba makes awesome wine, and he is a great host as well. We would recommend En Garde without hesitation.
Jim and Leane

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vipVickyA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pinots and cabs from small lot boutique winery.

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PeterT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite wineries in Sonoma. Service there is awesome too

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went this weekend for a simple wine taste and loved it. We got great service and tasted some wonderful wines. This is one of our top three wineries we love in Napa/Sonoma area. Their tasting room is in Kenwood, CA and they really care about putting out a great product.

FAQs

En Garde Winery is rated 5 stars by 14 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.