En Garde Winery
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
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.
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!!
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. ;-)
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.
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!
Jay is awesome and the wines are fantastic!! Go next door to have good food.
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.
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to sharing more wine with you in the future!
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!
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.
Great tasting experience with owner/winemaker.
Best winery experience! Jay was amazing!
No food but the wines were exceptional. The winemaker gave us thoroughly descriptive notes and great stories
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.
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.
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.
Great experience. Jay was awesome, wine was great. Would recommend.
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
Thank you Melissa! We enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again!
Owner was so welcoming informative and passionate about the wine. Wine is amazing! Really enjoyed our experience!!
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the wine and experience- we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
There is nothing like talking and tasting wine with a knowledgeable person.
Czaba was a great host, truly enjoyed his wines and the conversation.
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!
It was a pleasure hosting your group! Looking forward to your next visit!
Best wines.... wow! Service was great.
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
Fantastic pinots and cabs from small lot boutique winery.
One of my favorite wineries in Sonoma. Service there is awesome too
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.
En Garde Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.