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Address: 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9031
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+1 707-833-5504
10:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:30

The Reserve Room is a revolutionary concept in a number of ways. In the...

The Reserve Room is a revolutionary concept in a number of ways. In the first place, it's probably the first wine tasting room you've ever been in with chairs, tables and napkins. But more important, the RESERVE ROOM takes you on the ultimate wine country tasting journey unlike anything you've experienced in a wine tasting room before.Each guest takes a seat in our comfortable and intimate room where you can enjoy wine-inspired art, a little music and views of the hillside vineyards of Kenwood located just out our window. You are then treated to a seven-course pairing menu that includes seven Mayo Family Reserve wines crafted by Winemaker Michel Berthoud and seven tasting dishes created and prepared by Chef Max Porter-Elliott to compliment the seven wines. The Mayo Family RESERVE ROOM is our opportunity to take you further into the wine and food experience that defines Wine Country.

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Great pairings

Great young chef that knows his stuff. Pairings and the experience were great. Wine was really good.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Old bridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great young chef that knows his stuff. Pairings and the experience were great. Wine was really good.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were told about the Reserve Room by friends and we were very thankful for the recommendation. Sam is very knowledgeable about wine and passionate about food. The venue is small enough that Sam has time to explain each small plate and the accompanying vintage to each group of visitors. This presentation method is much more enjoyable than merely tasting... More 

Thank Jim G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Chef Sam provided an educational and delicious tasting. Much more personal than the "industrial" vibe of the big name tasting rooms. The food and wine were fabulous, and we made a new friend in Chef Sam. One of the highlights of our Sonoma Valley visit. Highly recommended! Don't let the venue throw you off - it really is on the... More 

Thank Dennis E
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Sam, made our visit fun and special. Came to our table and talked to all of us. Food was ok.wines very good. Since we had been to so many in a week. It rated as a good find. I would recommend.

Thank 558stephannes
New Albany, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I arranged a bday meal here for 6 of us. Samuel made a tasting/pairing meal for us. He is a very smart young man.. with a lot of food wine knowledge - that is clear. But the meal was odd.. starting with the location. It is basically in a empty real estate office.. with no ambiance at all. Next the... More 

Thank Natalie H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for over 10 years, and Chef Sam Frumkin has taken this lunchtime tasting room to another level!Assisted by chef Sara, the pairings and presentation of the Mayo wines are served and explained to the visitor in a detailed and friendly manner. They can accommodate special diets if needed. Although the pairings with each of the Mayo wines... More 

Thank Burton S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious wine and food pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room with Chef Sam. He was a gracious host and so knowledgeable about both food and wine!

Thank travelingman07ab
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We sat at a table overlooking the mountains with grapevines in front of the building on a lovely fall afternoon. The wine was great and the food pairing was wonderful. Especially liked the chicken and corn chowder and the melon, cucumber and basil salad. The chef provided superb service and information about the winery and the wines. We will definitely... More 

Thank JoAnn h
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Drove from Napa to Sonoma for a pairing that was reserved a month before. We have been a customer of this winery and have enjoyed the pairings when they had a legitimate chef on site. For this pairing we drove from Napa to Sonoma and were told by the little dude in a chef's jacket (he looked to be all... More 

Thank Timothy K
Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a fantastic food and wine pairing at The Reserve Room of Mayo Family Winery. I can't say enough good about the blend of flavors in the 7 food and wine pairings that were beautifully presented with both professionalism and enthusiasm. Might I add for a great price. The setting isn't in some upscale winery but the small and... More 

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