Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens

4.8
196 reviews
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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: $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!
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DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience! The wine and food pairing was lovely for our anniversary. Incredibly good food and wine, plus the staff is helpful and polite. Clean place in a nice location. Will for sure be back again!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice to experience it during off season...but, will definitely go back during spring or summer when the grapevines are in bloom...

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother for her birthday and we were running about 10minutes late so we called and they were very accommodating. We got in and immediately received a glass of Chardonnay as we waited.

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BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Matthew is knowledgeable and personable. He made the wine and food pairing amazing as always.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing. My date is vegan and I choose not to eat beef. I called ahead and they didn’t even flinch. Food was phenomenal — the real “eat fresh”.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made reservations for 4 but 2 guests cancelled late due to illness. While waiting to be seated we noticed a young couple at the tasting bar and asked them to join us for the wine & food pairing. They accepted and it was fun. We learned they were here on vacation from southern california and had been married for 4 months. The food was exceptional and paired with Kendall Jacksons very best. I look forward to doing this again soon.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received wonderful customer service and a good and wine pairing that absolutely fantastic! What a wonderful was to celebrate the holidays.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitly a must do! Extremely good service and personal touch. Great food and wine pairing. A beautiful venue for all events. Highly suggest joinging the KJ wine club. Looking forward to my next visit to KJ>

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visiting winery. The hall where we had dinner was a bit too large and empty, but the wines and foods were almost perfect. :)

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w
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great well prepared and presented food. Dining area is pleasant with a good view of the kitchen.
Staff were friendly and well prepared.

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RH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine pairing were outstanding. The chef prepared delicious and sophisticated meals that were matched with excellent wines.

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JM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
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 on December 13, 2018
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
8 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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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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