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Chateau Julien

8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-2600
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Ranked #9 of 20 activities in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Chateau Julien Wine Estate is located on 16 acres in Carmel Valley, California. The winery boasts breathtaking vistas of the lush green valley... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were there for their Vintage Affair (April 2013) and had a fabulous time. They had reserve wines and other wines for tasting - they had a nice lunch. There was great guacamole, salsa and chips. There was wonderful barbecued cheese quesadilla. and their berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) were some of the best we have ever had. They also had... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Beyond beautiful place. A must see! Great wine too! Very relaxing and tranquil. Perfect place to see the beauty of California and enjoy some of the best wines from the soils of California.

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Irvine, California
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went for their scheduled 12:30 wine tour (set tour times are 10:30 & 2:30 Mon- Fri. and 12:30 & 2:30 Sat-Sun) I think it is a mixed bag when it comes to tour guides, ours was great, very down to earth and fun, however there are some employees that seemed to be very up-tight, almost snooty, so your experience... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband and I recently went to a wine tasting and tour of Chateau Julien. Our tour guide Shawn (sp?) was a wonderful guide and a hoot to boost. Enjoyed every minute of the tour and grounds and would visit again!

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