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En Garde Winery, Kenwood, CA

En Garde Winery

4.9
4.9
33 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. Your host is fully vaccinated and will be masked during your visit.
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 include 98-points (Wine Advocate, April 2020) for the Napa cab blend 2016 Touché and 99 points for the Starkey Hill 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Please let our staff know in advance if you have any special requests or are celebrating something special. Membership options- with exclusive access and pricing, waived tasting fees, and other benefits- are available. Please let us know prior to or during your visit if you’d like to become a member. Our staff is happy to work with members to create personalized and extraordinary private tasting experiences. We are happy to accommodate larger groups of more than 6 guests. For larger groups of 7 or more guests we will secure your reservation by charging your card for our standard tasting ($40) times the number of guests. This will be applied to the final total on the day of your En Garde experience. En Garde’s focus is all about the wine; food and snacks are not for sale or permitted in the tasting lounge (there are excellent dining options nearby).

  • 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 33 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

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  1. SD

    ShadowDancer

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  2. N

    Nick

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. KF

    KenwoodFoodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  4. RP

    RiverPeople

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  5. j

    jrsc

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay is great
  6. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Skip was excellent and the wines were terrific. A must try if wine tasting in Sonoma.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  8. MW

    MichelleW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EnGarde has amazing wine and is always fabulous to visit!!! You should not miss a chance to enjoy this amazing wine experience!
  9. RA

    RichardA

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. K

    Katt

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  11. KK

    KellyK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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. ;-)
  12. FJ

    FlowJo

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2021Thank 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!

  13. J

    Jill

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay is awesome and the wines are fantastic!! Go next door to have good food.
  14. EH

    ElliottH

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2021Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to sharing more wine with you in the future!

  15. GH

    GHolmes

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  16. V

    Valerie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tasting experience with owner/winemaker.
  18. W

    lindaW

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best winery experience! Jay was amazing!
  19. JB

    JedB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    No food but the wines were exceptional. The winemaker gave us thoroughly descriptive notes and great stories
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  21. MT

    MelodyT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  22. JE

    JeffE

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  23. RL

    RenaeL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Jay was awesome, wine was great. Would recommend.
  24. M

    Melissa

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2020Thank you Melissa! We enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Owner was so welcoming informative and passionate about the wine. Wine is amazing! Really enjoyed our experience!!

    En Garde WineryResponded on November 21, 2020Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the wine and experience- we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  26. NM

    NigelM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There is nothing like talking and tasting wine with a knowledgeable person.
  27. T

    Tommy

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Czaba was a great host, truly enjoyed his wines and the conversation.
  28. KP

    KimberlyP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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, 2020It was a pleasure hosting your group! Looking forward to your next visit!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wines.... wow! Service was great.
  30. JR

    JamesR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  31. VA

    VickyA

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pinots and cabs from small lot boutique winery.
  32. PT

    PeterT

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite wineries in Sonoma. Service there is awesome too
  33. DB

    DaveB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

En Garde Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 33 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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Shaw Ave & Randolph Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Kenwood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (707) 282-9216

  • Private party facilities

    Please let our staff know in advance if you have any special requests or are celebrating something special. Membership options- with exclusive access and pricing, waived tasting fees, and other benefits- are available. Please let us know prior to or during your visit if you’d like to become a member. Our staff is happy to work with members to create personalized and extraordinary private tasting experiences. We are happy to accommodate larger groups of more than 6 guests. For larger groups of 7 or more guests we will secure your reservation by charging your card for our standard tasting ($40) times the number of guests. This will be applied to the final total on the day of your En Garde experience. En Garde’s focus is all about the wine; food and snacks are not for sale or permitted in the tasting lounge (there are excellent dining options nearby).

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