Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens

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Centered in the heart of Sonoma County viticulture, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens invites you to experience our seated Reserve Wine & Food Pairing.

For the daily food creations, Executive Chef Justin Wangler finds inspiration from the sights, smells, and tastes of our 2 ½ acre culinary sensory gardens. A veritable cornucopia of beauty and flavor designed by celebrated Farmer Tucker Taylor, our gardens are a core component of our commitment to food and wine education.

This exceptional tasting pair’s limited-production wines with original bites. We offer our Reserve Wine & Food Pairing daily from 10:00am-3:30pm, reservations recommended. Price: $70 plus tax (25% discount for K-J Wine Club Members).

Please visit us at www.kj.com to view our other experiences, including our Farm to Table Dinner Series!
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MP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I made the reservations, hesitating to follow thru. I thought perhaps just going to the tasting room would be better. So GLAD we went! Food was OUTSTANDING! Great experience. Not one complaint.

LN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I try to do a food and wine pairing a couple times a year at Kendall Jackson, whenever the menu changes. Their current menu is SPECTACULAR. One of my favorites. And as ALWAYS, the hospitality and service is top notch.

LG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendall Jackson does it again - an amazing experience for a group of friends who hadn’t seen each other in 30yrs. We had visitors from Seattle who had lived in Bordeaux for some time stop through and we were all impressed with the impeccable pairing and scrumptious dishes and wines. The caneles were spectacular as always and we were told that they rivaled those in France! Karen took such amazing care of us, welcoming us back like we were old friends. Our friends came away inspired and happy. Thank you again for opening up so soon after the dreadful fires and for creating such a warm and welcoming space. Sonoma Strong!

t
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect wine and food experience. Attentive, friendly service. Innovative and creative food coupled with great wine. Add in a beautiful setting and it was perfect.

BA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with incredible staff - very professionally done and with unbelievable wine on top of all that ! Who could ask for anything more!

SW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time over many years and I couldn’t be more impressed. They change it up so each experience is unique. Love the service, the food is amazing and pairs so beautifully with the wines. Love all the attention to detail on the food preparation and the variety of wonderful wines. Will definitely continue to make this my go to whenever we visit this wine region. Beautiful gardens to walk through after your experience.

r
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens are a must see! Our guided tour of the gardens with Terry was beautiful, informative and includes tasting a few wines! The Food & Wine Paring was incredible! Most of the items are fresh produce from the gardens! We enjoyed a Heirloom Tomato salad of perfection, Tuna with baby Summer Squash and Malabar Spinach tips, delicious Snake River Farms Coulotte Steak with baby Eggplant and Tokyo Turnip and for dessert Candy Cap Mushroom Mousse on a Date Cake with pecans and Spiced Vanilla Caramel. Then Caneles of Bordeaux and out of this world chocolates! All paired with the most perfect wine selections, of course and presented with in-depth knowledge and descriptions! Thank you Terry, Matt, Chef Wangler, Chef Nieto & Chef Matt

AS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely time. Our expectations were totaly fulfilled. Thank you for this wonderful day.

B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy bringing my friends and family to Kendall Jackson’s . The service is always impeccable and I never have to wonder how I’ll be treated.

CK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine pairing was amazing, the chef took time to give us a great description of the food he prepared and checked on us several time.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef's at Kendall Jackson are amazing. I have been to numerous dinners and all have been outstanding. If yu are going to Sonoma for wine tasting, put a food and wine paring at KJ on your list.

JP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been to KJ wine and food pairing with out of town guests 3-4 times. The food is always excellent and is locally sourced (the salads come from their garden on the property). The chef comes out with every course to explain the food. This is a most civilized and rewarding way to spend some leisure time. Highly recommended!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious wine & food pairing. Excellent service. Beautiful grounds. We enjoyed it.

LK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A couple of friends and I made reservations for a food and wine pairing at Kendall-Jackson. Everyone we spoke to on the staff from the woman who greeted us to the server who seated us and cared for us as he presented us with each wine to the chefs who came out to tell us about our meals were outstanding and kind. We felt well taken care of and as if we were able to enjoy our meal thoroughly. Also, much of their produce comes from the on grounds garden. We were even able to sit outside during our food and wine pairing which made the experience even more picturesque and enjoyable. We ended up spending about three hours there from the pairing to wandering around the grounds and enjoying a bottle of wine. I highly recommend Kendall-Jackson if you find yourself in Sonoma County.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

That food pairing was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Delicious, light, and perfect wine pairings. I am absolutely going to return!

H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Excellent customer service and pairing. The food and wine were paired together superbly.

SG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice presentation and value. interesting pairing choices and greeted with a taste of wine and guess what it was..fun idea.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary was delightful - incredible tasting menu and friendly staff. We joined the wine club and the four courses for the two of us were comp’d!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was well matched to the wines. Our server was friendly and attentive. The salmon portion was light and moist. We were very positively impressed.

M
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal and wine pairing. The food was savory and cooked to perfection. All of the tomato and cucumber salad came from the on site garden. Would definitely go again!

c
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the winery, first time dining and it was everything! Wine pairings werebgrest, food was inspired and service was fun.
Just go, you will not be disappointed

JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun time. The wine and food parings were awesome. Mike the chef was very funny and really made it a great time.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine pairings were excellent. Service, including table visits by chefs outstanding.

LO
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was outstanding. The food was delicious and K-J wines perfect partners.

S
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and wine were good but the constant flies at the table were very distracting and unappealing. The staff seemed oblivious to our distress. No real view where we were seated just a patio. Oh well!

SR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was next level amazing! The pairings were wonderful. Service fantastic. I would not miss this!

GA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have two regrets: 1) Not experiencing this sooner 2) Not experiencing this more often.

My wife described our experience with one word not used very often in our vocabulary: "Lovely"

Great staff, presenting wonderful food and wine:-)

VA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service (warm, funny, helpful), the amazing selection of delicious wine, and the fresh food draw us back all the time! Thank you Amanda!!

m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Great food, wine pairings and service. Seems to get better every time we go, if that's possible.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our food and wine pairing with KJ's finest, Paul Lovato.
Farm to table freshness from KJ's own gardens! We were served mixed greens & veggie salad with a vinagarette, wild king salmom with potato salad, summer squash & trout caviar, steak with pumpkin puree and turnips. The wines that were paired with each course were perfect.
Our dessert included vanilla bean mousse with plum jam, marcona almonds, plum sorbet and caneles!
Incredible!! I loved it so much, that I purchased their cookbook!!
Can't wait to go back.

PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved that so much of the food was grown on the estate. All the pairings were delicious and the wines good. My husband loved the Jackson Estate Fulton Ranch Chardonnay, although he seldom drinks white wines, and we were privileged to taste the Trace Ridge Cab, a wine out of our usual price range. Delicious! Our favorite bites were the Little Farm potato salad with trout roe served with salmon and the scrumptious, decadent Chevoo Goat cheese served on the delightful Farmer T's Lettuce salad. All in all a wonderful, mellow, European style hour and a half of good food and wonderful wines served attentively with smiles and good cheer on a shaded patio next to their spectacular vineyard and gardens. We'll be back!

KC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter's first-time food & wine tasting could not have been better. The wine was fabulous, the food delicious and the service was amazing. We picked the hottest day of the year and it got a little warm on the patio, other than that a perfect day at a perfect place!

JM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary at our favorite winery. The setting was beautiful and service was outstanding. As Estate Club Members, KJ always knows how to treat us. Thank you for an amazing day!

AR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food paired to perfection with great wines.

S
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendall-Jackson should be on your "must visit" list if you're in the Sonoma Valley wine country. It has beautiful gardens where they source much of the food you'll enjoy in the food-wine pairing. We go several times a year as their menu of items changes. Matt, a long-time K-J expert, is very knowledgeable and takes time to discuss each of the courses in great detail as he serves them. Matt is a gem! We discover more wines we like each time we go.

V
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As a member, I’m proud to recommend the wine and food pairing to others; they will enjoy everything! The food is to die for and my only criticism is that I would want more of everything!

b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wine pairings were spot on. The patio and gardens are lovely and one can walk through all of the kitchens to see where all the vegetables are grown. It's a great place for a special, leisurely lunch.

BK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience with great wines and delicious food.

m
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful and we enjoyed an exquisite food and wine pairing. I would highly recommend to anyone.

s
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot do better for a food and wine pairing. Everybody who works there is fantastic.

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