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Chateau Julien Wine Estate Video Tour

Chateau Julien Wine Estate

8940 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-2600

Tasting:   Open Mon - Fri 8-5pm, Sat & Sun 11-5pm
Tasting fee $5
10% case discount
  Scheduled Tours
Monday- Friday 10:30am & 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm & 2:30pm
  Private Tasting Options
Price Range:   $15 to $36 per bottle
Established:   1982
Vineyards:   252 acres
VIP Tasting:   Yes

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Chateau Julien Wine Estate Description

Right off Carmel Valley Road is a French-style destination winery estate complex of visitor facilities, well landscaped grounds, spacious terraces, covered patios and a six-acre vineyard.

As you stroll down the path past the rose bushes and flowers, you enter through the heavy wooden doors of the “Chateau”. Inside is a room with a grand fireplace, 30-foot tall open-beam ceilings, and classic antiques. A hand-blown stained glass window sits majestically at the opposite end of the “Great Hall." 

Private Wine Tasting

There is no tasting bar in the Great Hall, but instead an 18-foot-long antique mahogany table for tasting the wines. The effect is that visitors taste the wines “family-style,” feeling like a guest in a great house. They are encouraged to roam around the grounds and to feel at home exploring. Guests are welcome to enjoy the ambiance of the garden cobblestone courtyard, the covered “Conservatory” patio, and the winery operation. There are three group tour options for those looking for a VIP experience. These include barrel tasting, private reserve wine tasting, and cheese and fruit plates with a keepsake wine glass. 

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In addition to their six acres of Sangiovese on the winery grounds, Chateau Julien has an estate vineyard in southern Monterey County's Lockwood Valley. Over 25% of the 246-acre vineyard is planted with the winery's flagship varietal, Merlot. Chateau Julien also produces wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Gewurztraminer, Syrah & Malbec, Bordeaux and Proprietary Red blends.

All the wines are made at the “Chateau,” and, with the addition of the new barrel room (dubbed “the Chai”), the winery is able to barrel-ferment 100 percent of the Chardonnays and aged wines longer in oak. In addition to their California varietal offerings, Chateau Julien also produces some specialty wines, including Gewürztraminer, Port and a Cream Sherry. The winery hosts many special events and offers custom labeling, including hand-etched bottles.


Chateau Julien Wine Estate Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Tours - Regularly Scheduled
Barrel Sampling
Wedding Services
RV & Limo Friendly
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Chateau Julien Wine Estate Reviews

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Merlot Heaven
Kendra, Chico
Great, smooth Merlot perfect for dinner wine. Rich fruit and earth flavors and what agreat spot to taste. Wines presented so well in grand room in the chateau. Will be back with family and friends!

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Fantastic place for a visit
Wino, Goleta
This is a first class stop in beautiful Carmel Valley. The chateau tasting room, gardens and patios make for a lovely spot to wine taste with friends. The wines were overall wonderful with our groups favorite- the barrel fermented Chardonnay. We joined their club and will be back again.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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