Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens

4.9
253 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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JB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food paired to perfection with great wines.

S
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience with great wines and delicious food.

m
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

s
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the ambiance serene and the wine perfect.

KB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother-daughter weekend! Kendall-Jackson got the ball rolling in a first-class way. Great food, delicious wine that isn’t available in the grocery store. Don’t miss this stop. You’ll enjoy the beautiful grounds, too.

PT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the KJ food and wine experience. We have been coming to the Estates for over the past 10 years.
This year, however, there was a new "check-in" experience. We were greeted at the door by 2 young ladies. Our reservation was made through open table on June 6th for a June 30th reservation, but we ended up waiting for over 30 minutes as others that arrived after us were seated before us. That was not a good experience.
We still love the food and wine tasting. We always purchase the Stature, Trace Ridge and Hawkeye Cabs, but we are not liking the less than personal experience that we used to receive from KJ Estates.

o
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience is one to remember. We do not like salmon for its fishy taste but this was amazing. So fresh and cooked perfectly. All the item served were delicious. It actually made the wine. The servers were friendly and knowledgable. Would do again.

JP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed. Our guests were also. All of the KJ staff were professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We can't wait for our next trip!

MD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place to visit and relax enjoying a great food and wine pairing. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

JP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. We enjoyed the food, the wine pairings, and the interaction with the chef. He even brought your cookbook to the table to show where were could get one of the recipes.

AN
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding and the portions exceeded our expectations

MT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 4th or 5th time we have had the wine and food pairing and it is wonderful. It never fails to impress with each dish and paired wine

CS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt very pampered. This is my third wine and food pairing at Kendall Jackson's and they are always excellent. Gone to other events there, as well and the food, in addition to the wine, is outstanding.

A
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We did the wine and food pairing for about the third time. It constantly changes and is always amazing. It is a nice small meal. We sat on the patio with our puppy, and the view was great. Everyone there is always super friendly, but our server this time was not so much. I think she was new and maybe nervous.

TP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A highlight of our Sonoma County vacation. We toasted each other for our 40th Anniversary.

b
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent experience. The gardens were beautiful

ML
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I visited Kendall-Jackson for the day, and truly enjoyed our time there. We bought a bottle of their Chardonnay prior to the Food and Wine Pairing, which set the tone for a nice afternoon. When it was time, we were seated right away and attended to by our server. While we aren't the biggest "wine connoisseurs" around, it was fun to taste the wine and food they paired together. After this, we purchased a bottle of their Rosé, which was very delicious. Overall, it was a nice experience - the grounds were perfectly manicured, lots of shade from large umbrellas and clear skies.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk into Kendall Jackson your day will be Magical! We did a wine pairing on the gorgeous outside patio. The presentation of the food was beautiful. The food was delicious and the pairings went so well. The staff are all upbeat, fun and very informative. Would highly recommend KJ.

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved the wine and paired food that was provided. The ambience that you set up (casual yet still formal) suited our tastes almost perfectly. We enjoyed the explanations of each food and wine course which enhanced our experience, especially the conversations that we had with Matthew Lowe.

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional staff and food and wine great . Recommend the experience to all

R
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wine pairing lunch was fantastic, and having the wine brought out by the wine attendants and then the food brought out by the chef was really nice....very informative and fantastically prepared to pair perfectly with the food. Amazing!

AA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine Pairing w/ food at Kendall Jackson was fantastic! The reserve and estate wines poured for us on this tasting was enhanced with the food specifically prepared for this tasting! Very much enjoyed this experience and would recommend to a friend.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Kendall Jackson, the food and wine pairing was amazing!

Z
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kendall-Jackson is well worth a viait. Their food & wine pairing meal is always delicious and delightful. The setting is gorgeous and hard to beat. If you like KJ wine from your local market, the wine tasting will knock your aicks off.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine and Food pairing was a great and flavorful experience. The chef was friendly and expressive about the food he was presenting. The wines were excellent and paired perfectly with the food we were presented with.

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall everything was very good. The one item that was bothersome entailed the process for paying the bill. I received 2 forms to charge my bill to my credit card. I left a $25.00 tip. This required 2 forms/slips to complete and was initially confusing. The total I was paying didn't appear on one slip. For some reason, it took 2 slips to determine the total I was paying. One slip was for the food and wine. The second was to record the tip.

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