Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens

4.8
185 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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: $55 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Wine Bar, American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily for Wine & Food Pairings
10:00am - 4:00pm

Open Daily for Wine Tastings
10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter
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Phone number
(707) 571-8100
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
River rd.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just a really fun food and wine pairing experience featuring produce from the estate and quality wines you wouldn't normally get to taste except in the tasting room. Great for locals and tourists alike.

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VH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Two of the three non-dessert dishes were mushroom heavy and none of the dishes seemed to be paired specifically to match notes in the wines.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olivia and James and the kitchen team are amazing-the setting and the food beyond compare a true locavore experience.

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved tasting wines that are not available in a restaurant or wine shop. Frank, our host, was gracious and very knowledgeable. Tasting Room and grounds were gorgeous. Love the holiday decor and fireplace.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to KJ with visiting relatives and everyone enjoyed it start to finish. Great wine, great service, great food, and great setting.

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a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed in the food and wine pairing. The food is always a delightful, flavorful surprise. The server very knowledgeable and more than ready to answer any questions.

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DF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Nice food, nicewine BUT very disorganized—was supposed to be a wine and food PAIRING, wine was poured but food not served for 20 minutes, by then the wine was gone and not repoured. This happened for 5 courses. Also the menus weee not what was served. Very disappointing

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am a wine club member at KJ. The wine and food pairings are a fun way to try new foods. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so much more than we expected . Presentation was great, portions were good, wait staff was attentive and sweet.

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CP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Chef came out to speak with us & go over what we were tasting & the wine paired with it. Excellent customer service from all of the staff

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GM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was part of a wine and food pairing menu. It was truly fabulous. The food was amazing and
the staff could not have been nicer or more professional. The executive chief extremely personable and was very informative about each course. A great experience.

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s
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine pairing is second to none. Everyone at KJ is exceptional.

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JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing wine tasting experience! The wine is paired and served with a delicious selection of chef-inspired small plates, yet very filling. They went over the top to please you! Kayla and Chef Matthew were the best!!!!!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Wonderful staff, incredible food and lovely views! The wine alone is worth the drive, but adding this food experience pushes it over the top! Can't wait to bring family and friends!

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SS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was perfect!! Food and wine were great, perfect sized portions. Worth every dollar!

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent chef Mathew has the best personality and the staff is so friendly

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Het was geweldig, heerlijke wijn, heerlijk eten , goede befiening inbeennperfecte omgeving!!

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wine and service. Our server Savannah was very knowledgeable about everything. Absolutely a wonderful experience.
Thank you

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KF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine, food and service! Great experience!

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l
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great quiet Tuesday to have a fantastic food and wine pairing. Just light enough for a small lunch. Typically, I’m not much into chardonnay but they make a particularly nice one. Also like the fact that many vegetables served are grown on the property. Interior design leaves something to be desired but grounds are excellent

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef matthew is amazing...and the food and wine don’t suck either!!! Love this experience.

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SM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior wine pairing, some of the best food I have ever had. Great picks on matching the wines. We will be back!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite experience. Second time this month, never disappoints. Best bang for the buck. Honestly don’t know how this isn’t more hyped than St Francis and other pricier wineries.

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DK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Wine Country every few years, and make a point of stopping each time at Kendall Jackson for the food and wine pairing. A perfect way to spend an afternoon!

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the wine and food pairing menu. Everything was superb. Recommend for a special occasion.

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MW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gardens are gorgeous but a few more potted plants in the dining area would be appreciated.

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MM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here few times now it makes me want to go back again. Menu often changes and vegetables are from their own garden. They use very specific meat that you don’t buy daily bases, maybe not even once a year, this is the place to enjoy those. This time we had duck and Aka-gyu, both are fantastic!! Also calamari salad with chorizo was perfect match with Rose.
Plates are small, so if you are big eater, you will not get satisfied volume wise. But they can serve some excellent bread as well.
You will not regret. If you see negative review, that’s so wrong!!

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous wine paring get together. I have been several times and it continues to amaze me.

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE DID THE WINE FOOD PARING. THE WINES WERE DELICIOUS. THE FOOD WAS TASTY. THE AMBIANCE WAS GREAT. WE SAT OUTDOORS IN THE GARDENS ON A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY. THE SERVER WAS VERY PLEASANT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal tasting experience, only wish we could pay extra for seconds of the best plates.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to come to Sonoma and do the KJ wine and cheese pairing!

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KD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Wine and Food pairing which was excellent. The chefs have a wonderful garden to work from and they do an amazing pairing. Put this at the top of your list when visiting the wine country.

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CT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the 5-course food and wine pairing just after proposing to my now fiancé. This was hands down one of the best experiences of our week long trip to California. The waitress was amazing (forgot name but y’all and blonde- deserves a raise), the chef was extremely personable and knowledgeable, and the wine and food was outstanding. Honestly, we both felt it was the best meal of our lives.

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Q
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were superbly matched and the overall experience was great. Recommend doing the tasting and then walking in the garden for the full eexperience. Most of the menu is grown on the estate or is sourced locally. They had no problem accommodating vegetarian and did it well. The value for this is what will keep bringing us back.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a special date, and we had a wonderful time- a welcome step outside of reality. Memorable, and romantic experience.

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MF
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove up from San Francisco for the weekend with my mother who flew in from Minnesota. We were having a special mother-daughter weekend and loved every second of our time at Kendall-Jackson. We highly recommend the food and wine pairing, and will definitely be back in the future!

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CL
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a special place to enjoy a food and wine pairing. The fresh produce is grown on their property and the gardens around the gardens are really beautiful. The food is creative and delicious and the wines are excellent. The wine and food servers are knowledgeable and charming. We highly recommend this experience!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the greatest afternoon ever. Best experience we’ve ever had at a winery. Cassie our server was personable and so very accommodating. Chef Matthew made sure this was a tasting we’d never forget. He even served us our dessert in his STUNNING kitchen so we were not disturbed by the staff cleaning the dining room. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!

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w
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are members of Kendall Jackson wine club and are never disappointed when we do their wine/food pairing. We cannot say enough about the chef and staff there. Polite, knowledgeable and overall always a pleasure to visit.

Kathy and Wayne Johnson

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and wine pairings. The chef personally delivered and explained our meals. Beautiful grounds to explore the gardens.

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