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En Garde Winery, Kenwood, CA

En Garde Winery

4.9
4.9
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
We look forward to welcoming you for your private tasting experience in our Kenwood tasting lounge. Your host will curate a tasting experience centered on our small-production, award-winning wines.
Owner/Winemaker Csaba Szakál’s singular focus on Napa mountaintop Cabernets and Sonoma Pinots has been making a big splash on the California wine scene since his debut in 2007. Whether you’re a serious collector or a group looking to experience some of the finest wines in the region, we offer a variety of tasting options in a curated-yet-relaxed wine country setting.
Recent accolades (2023) include 98-points for the Bordeaux blend 2019 Grand Vin and 95 points for the Passion de la Reine Reserve Pinot Noir from Russian River.
Let us know how we can make your visit memorable! We look forward to hosting you for your private tasting experience! Feel free to email or call us for more details.


Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Winery
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (707) 282-9216
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Csaba Szakál, Winemaker/Proprietor
  • Private party facilities
  • Neighborhood
    Kenwood
  • Cross street
    Between Shaw Ave & Randolph Ave
  • Parking details
    Ample public parking is available nearby to the Tasting Lounge
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

37 Reviews
  1. RichardA

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine tasting only - no food. Great wine, great, knowledgeable service with an engaging personality - what more could you want. A true gem!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous wines

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. Very personal.

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  4. CherieA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En Garde was by far my husband and my favorite winery that we visited. The tasting area was beautiful and while right next to the road had a great view of the mountains in front. We both agreed that the only thing better than the gentleman helping us was the wine. I would easily go drink their wine on a dirt floor if it meant I got the privilege to drink it again. Every single one I tried was normally out of my comfort zone but unbelievably delicious. We are excited to bring our friends and family back.

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  5. ShadowDancer

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I live in Sonoma and always send friends and visitors to En Garde for great reds and a very comfortable setting. Everyone there is with helpful and nice. No tour buses here, you have their complete attention during your tasting. They do not serve food but OpenTable forces a review anyway. No need to read more, just plan on stopping by on your next wine country trip.

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  6. Nick

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I were visiting Sonoma for the first time and heard good things about this place so wanted to give it a try. Amazing wines and tasting experience! Definitely does not disappoint.

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  7. KenwoodFoodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    These are stellar, incredible wines that are the very best of Sonoma. The intimate seating allows you to fully enjoy each wine with informed and welcoming staff to guide you through their line-up. It is a favorite.

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  8. RiverPeople

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En Garde wines are always a delight to drink. Csaba is truly an artist when it comes to wine making. We had the pleasure to talk with him and ask questions about his process. It is truly remarkable the love, care and attention that he and his wife put into making each bottle.

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  9. jrsc

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jay is great

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  10. ChrisJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Skip was excellent and the wines were terrific. A must try if wine tasting in Sonoma.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tasting with Jay! He was knowledgeable about the wines while also being great company. We had a quiet private tasting and could not have asked for a better experience. Go see Jay and enjoy the amazing wines they have to offer

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  12. MichelleW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EnGarde has amazing wine and is always fabulous to visit!!! You should not miss a chance to enjoy this amazing wine experience!

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  13. RichardA

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting experience at En Garde is simply great. (There is no food). The hosts are knowledgeable and friendly, the atmosphere is very comfortable and you can take the time to enjoy the truly spectacular wines. A must for folks who really appreciate great wine and a winery run by and hiring great people.

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  14. Katt

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would definitely recommend visiting En Garde!! It is a small personal wine tasting experience where you really learn about the wine you are tasting. Every wine we tried was absolutely delicious - we had a hard time deciding which one to buy afterwards! Jay was a gracious host and truly knowledgeable about the wine. We will definitely be back!!

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  15. KellyK

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Skip walked us through the wine tasting and he went above and beyond with stories, information, and he poured some "extras" that he wanted to share with us. This was my 2nd visit and my friends' 1st visit. We left feeling giddy! Not just from the wine. ;-)

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  16. FlowJo

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Winery Tasting Room. Skip was an excellent host, informative and entertaining. The wines were fantastic and vey reasonably priced! Will definitely return on our next trip to Sonoma.
    En Garde WineryResponded on July 9, 2021
    Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit! We are grateful for your business and the chance to connect you to our wines! We look forward to your next visit!

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  17. Jill

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jay is awesome and the wines are fantastic!! Go next door to have good food.

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  18. ElliottH

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Returning to En Garde after the pandemic pause was a joyful experience. The new vintages pleased all in our group of four. Pinots--each with their own personality--continue to be perfectly balanced and drinkable at any age. The Cabernets were more pronounced and equally enjoyable. If there was a wood-fired grill out back and a couple ribeyes, I know what we'd be drinking. The tasting areas are intimate and among the most inviting in Sonoma County. Our host, Jay was cordial, engaging and informative, making us feel very much at home. Overall, new or seasoned wine enthusiasts couldn't ask for a better experience.
    En Garde WineryResponded on July 9, 2021
    Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to sharing more wine with you in the future!

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  19. GHolmes

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! We really loved talking to Skip he was lots of fun and had a lot of great insight. The lines were fantastic as well we will be back for sure!

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  20. Valerie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful wine and Jay was a great host. We did a more formal, sit-down tasting and the wines we're all really well-made and will age well. We will definitely be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting experience with owner/winemaker.

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  22. lindaW

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best winery experience! Jay was amazing!

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  23. JedB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No food but the wines were exceptional. The winemaker gave us thoroughly descriptive notes and great stories

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Csabo, Jay, Skip, and all the En Garde family always make us feel so special and welcome, and the wines are lovely! This isn't a restaurant, so there's no food, but Open Table makes me rate the food; however, when they have special events, the food is always fantastic.

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  25. MelodyT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En Garde Winery is always a pleasure. They are temporarily serving their wine in the courtyard of Mayo Family Winery. Everyone is making the best of our curious times. Csaba's has passion for winemaking and we love it. These wines are delicious. We love learning about each wine even though we probably won't remember any of it! It is always a joy to return to En Garde.

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  26. JeffE

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En Garde is a wonderful winery where you will not find the expected and what a delight. Jays and En Garde were spot on and personal. The wines all had a different character than the usual and expected - with a new tasting experience drawing out more unique flavors. Found the Pinots very drinkable and surprising as well as noteworthy. En Garde is the right sort of passion project and should be experienced. Hats off for embracing the challenges of COVID well.

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  27. RenaeL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Jay was awesome, wine was great. Would recommend.

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  28. Melissa

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott and I attended the tasting with your member Chris Caputo. Jay was fabulous as he walked our way through a lovely tasting. We bought a few bottles and can't wait to open and enjoy. Thank you! -Melissa
    En Garde WineryResponded on November 21, 2020
    Thank you Melissa! We enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Owner was so welcoming informative and passionate about the wine. Wine is amazing! Really enjoyed our experience!!
    En Garde WineryResponded on November 21, 2020
    Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the wine and experience- we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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  30. NigelM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There is nothing like talking and tasting wine with a knowledgeable person.

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  31. Tommy

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Czaba was a great host, truly enjoyed his wines and the conversation.

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  32. KimberlyP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great discovering this gem of a boutique winery. Jay was our host and we loved learning about the wines and the winemaker. He was a great host too! We had an excellent time! And of course, the wines were superb! We'll definitely be coming back! Please check out En Garde and support small, local wineries. Great location near Sonoma square for lunch or dinner after your tasting!
    En Garde WineryResponded on August 18, 2020
    It was a pleasure hosting your group! Looking forward to your next visit!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best wines.... wow! Service was great.

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  34. JamesR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our most, if not the most favorite places for us to taste in California. Csaba makes awesome wine, and he is a great host as well. We would recommend En Garde without hesitation. Jim and Leane

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  35. VickyA

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pinots and cabs from small lot boutique winery.

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  36. PeterT

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite wineries in Sonoma. Service there is awesome too

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  37. DaveB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went this weekend for a simple wine taste and loved it. We got great service and tasted some wonderful wines. This is one of our top three wineries we love in Napa/Sonoma area. Their tasting room is in Kenwood, CA and they really care about putting out a great product.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

En Garde Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for En Garde Winery

9077A Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Shaw Ave & Randolph Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Kenwood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Winery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample public parking is available nearby to the Tasting Lounge
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Csaba Szakál, Winemaker/Proprietor
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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