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Address: 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: +1 831-624-2600
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting
Description: Chateau Julien Wine Estate is located on 16 acres in Carmel Valley...
Chateau Julien Wine Estate is located on 16 acres in Carmel Valley, California. The winery boasts breathtaking vistas of the lush green valley surrounded by the majestic Carmel Valley Mountains. The vineyard is highlighted throughout the seasons - from the breaking buds of spring to summer's lush leaf canopy and the abundant grape cluster display of fall. As the only winery on the Monterey Peninsula open to the public for tours, we invite you for a full wine estate experience!
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We have been to many wineries and tastings in Napa and Sonoma. This was our first near Carmel. We appreciate wineries who give nominal fee tastings and refund the cost if wine is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2014
Mark C
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Fenton, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was the only vineyard we visited in the Carmel area and it was well worth the time we spent there. We chose this vineyard since our Carmel hotel (Tickle Pink Inn) served their wine (Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon). We had a great wine tasting leader in a young woman who knew what she was talking about. We appreciated that... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We have been to many wineries and tastings in Napa and Sonoma. This was our first near Carmel. We appreciate wineries who give nominal fee tastings and refund the cost if wine is purchased. Chateau Julien fits this criteria. We tasted five wines and bought a bottle of one. The setting is lovely, but better still was the woman explaining... More 

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Mamou, Louisiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely setting in the Carmel Valley. Grounds were very nice. Could not rate higher, as we arrived early on labor day. We waited for the opening, and were greeted by a young lady who was very nice, but could offer no help, as she was the only person on the grounds. We asked for a quick tour, but there was... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

3 of us stopped on a quiet Sunday afternoon and were treated to the sole attention of the staff who spent quite a bit of time with us. We did the tasting and the staff person did all she could to explain the history of the place, the wine making philosophy, the setting, and even had us sample a little... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We had a very negative experience with the people running this winery. We contacted them about a tour one week out, and asked if we would be able to have lunch at the facility, to which the Chateau Julien people responded that they could put something together for us when we got there. After later realizing our schedule would not... More 

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ChateauJulien, Assistant Director of Marketing at Chateau Julien, responded to this review

Dear Colin, I want to apologize for the miscommunication and any aggravation you feel regarding your lunch and tour reservation on 11/26/13. I am so sorry if you feel you were mistreated. We do have a cancellation policy in writing (see below) however it was our error for not making you aware of it from the beginning. Since this situation... More 

Great Falls, Montana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Unlike many of the tasting rooms in the area, Chateau Julien had fantastic grounds include vines on site. The tasting room was also the nicest in the area, modeled after a French estate. Another bonus is that it happens to be only mid-way up the Carmel valley and thus closer to town than the Carmel Valley Village cluster of tasting... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This stop was part of my anniversary California vacation and my husband was such a good sport for agreeing to go. My husband is not one for wine in any form or fashion but he did enjoy the time we spent here. I planned our vacation to allow time while in Carmel to visit a local winery. I had recommendations... More 

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I am not a wine drinker and we did not have a lot of time. So we opted not to go on a four hour wine tour (which can be very expensive). So glad we picked Chateau Julien to visit. You need to make reservations, however wine tour is free. There is a $10 tasting fee (but if you buy... More 

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iselin, NJ
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We did the wine tasting, $10 for 5 wines. They poor lightly but was worth the $10 each because we planned on buying a bottle, which they apply towards a purchase. Worth going to, very nice grounds.

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Chateau Julien is set within beautiful surroundings. The gardens are lovely and the tasting room is a very grand building in the style of a French chateau. The wines were similar to Italian wines rather than French wines so it felt a little confused. The server was friendly enough but didn't seem that knowledgeable, however we didn't visit quite late... More 

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