Sonoma County winery adds escape room to tasting experience

Borrowing from the likes of The Crystal Maze, Chateau St. Jean has introduced an escape room as an alternative wine tasting experience.

Credit: Chateau St. Jean

Chateau St. Jean, in Sonoma County, California is now offering an escape room as one of the activities available to visitors.

For those who find standard wine tastings a little too tame, Chateau St. Jean has jumped on the growing industry for escape rooms, and introduced their own as a novel wine tasting experience.

Groups of six to 12 people are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine before they start the “Unlock the Chateau” experience. Groups then work together to solve a variety of riddles and puzzles in 60 minutes by using the hints and clues provided.

Visitors enjoy a second glass of wine once they have gained access to the second room, and on unlocking “the secret of the Chateau” and escaping, they are then treated to a flight of wine!

This blend of excitement and reward costs $60 per person and can be accessed via the winery’s website.

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