Chateau St. Jean has very beautiful and lush setting...their landscape architect did a fabulous job and so does their grounds maintenance crew! They also have quite a large tasting room with many retail items plus a variety of oil and vinegar dipping sauces to taste. My favorite wines there are their Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
My family and I went to Chateau St Jean during our family vacation to San Francisco. I would highly recommend that you visit. We signed up a few weeks in advance for the private tasting. We were able to sit with a knowledgable employee from the vineyard and taste and talk about wine while eating cheese and crackers. Even if you dont sign up for the private tasting, tours leave on a regular basis.
While in Wine Country, Chateau St. Jean is not to be missed. I have come here over the years to sit in the gardens & sip wine. In the spring, it is extraordinarily gorgeous w/ everything in bloom. You are welcomed by an archway & a pathway. You will wander down that path to the first courtyard that has a bubbling fountain w/ meditation benches & architecture that is pleasing to the eye. Continue your stroll toward the tasting rooms through well tended hedges and ornamental plants. Passing through another archway, there is another inner courtyard. To your right the general tasting room & to your left the reserve room.(there is a fee to taste) I prefer reserve but its hard to find a bad wine here. Buy a bottle, bring a picnic & you will feel like you are in the Great Gasby era or earlier. The reserve room is inside the restored chateau. The weekend we went there was a watercolor art exhibit on the walls of the upper floors that we explored. The upper floors in the chateau also have private tasting rooms. If you want to just spend time chatting, sipping wine & feeing like you are in another time, this is the winery to visit.