Joullian Vineyards & Winery

Joullian Vineyards & Winery

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Joullian Vineyards and Winery is committed to growing superb grapes that create memorable wines. We are dedicated to producing the finest wines from the area. Our tasting room in the village offers three different tasting flight menus. It also has a new barrel room which is perfect for rehearsal dinners, private tastings, and charity events. Joullian also offers tours of the Vineyard and Winery.
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MikeT19278
San Jose, CA172 contributions
Aug 2022
It's a bit of a drive from Carmel, but worth the trip. Small winery's tasting room (with many other tasting rooms nearby). Only one person on duty and she got diverted by a large group that came in after us, so we didn't get the attention we might have otherwise. Still, we tasted two flights of their wines which we enjoyed so much we bought some to take home.
Written August 29, 2022
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winecountrysouth
Temecula, CA95 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The tasting room has a long table for fun and wine conversation. The walls have full size wine barrels and large wall pictures of their vineyards. It was like being there in the serenity of the vineyards. The tastes were 3 white and 3 red. There was a cheese platter with cheese chosen for pairing with each wine. Nathan was knowledgeable and you could tell he enjoyed the wines and sharing them. It was a great experience.
Written April 8, 2018
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frqentravlr
Santa Barbara, CA134 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Joullian has one of the nicest small tasting rooms I have ever seen in California or Europe. The wines reflect the same quality as they are very well made. If you're looking for "fruit bombs" or highly alcoholic reds - this is not your place. These are wines to enjoy with food and to possibly age if one has the patience. A case in point are the Chardonnays: they are beautiful with food without the oak and the tutti-frutti characteristics that have long been been associated with California.The style is more austere without being severe. The reds are have an elegant balance of nose, fruit and finish. My current favorites are: the Sias Zinfandel; the Reserve Cabernet; the Highland Chardonnay and the bargain Retro Rouge.
Written April 9, 2015
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Marjorie P
Alameda, CA56 contributions
Jul 2019
The Joulliaan tasting room, which is part way into Carmel Valley, has large pictures of the vineyards and the hills behind them, further out in the Valley than the tasting room. I chose the reserve tasting, but substituted a Semillon for the Chardonnay, since I don’t often like Chardonnay. I was pleasantly surprised by the Pinot Noir, not normally on my preferred red wine list, but, to my taste, it had depth and character. And the Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent. The staff member was friendly and helpful; since I was the only customer at first, we had an extended discussion of the wines I was tasting. I discovered that they have a small event room and work with several local caterers for events. What fun to have a wine tasting party. A large group and two members of the Joullian wine club arrived while I was there, but the tasting room did not feel crowded and the staff member kept us all straight and answered everyone’s questions in detail as we all tasted and visited. The group consisted of wives whose husbands were at a business conference while they explored Carmel – we chatted about where they’d been and places I recommended. A fun way to spend part of an afternoon.
Written September 14, 2019
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greenham01
San Jose, CA633 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Carmel Valley Village is a hidden gem with lots of wine tasting places. This is one of them, nice building with an airy bright room. The wines were tasty, liked their Cab. We were there on a weekday in winter around lunch time, and we were the 2nd group of the day - slow winter weekday crowd! Had a great conversation with the person there, enjoyed the wine and the vibe. We bought wines and had our tasting fee waived. Cool!
Written February 12, 2018
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HikerEldon
Nashville, TN USA6 contributions
My wife and I visited the Carmel area in mid-May 2008 and decided to drive to Carmel Valley for some wine tasting. We especially enjoyed the wines and service at the tasting room of Joullian Vineyards, which is located just off the main road. (Note -- this is not the Chateau Julien, which is about six miles closer to Carmel itself).

The service was friendly and attentive while we were there, but it really shined after we returned home to Tennessee. The staff of Joullian shipped us a free bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon after an error occurred in the shipment we had ordered while in the tasting room. The error was minor, and I would have been happy with a small price adjustment. But without my asking, the winery said they would compensate with the free bottle -- and they delivered. What more could you ask?
Written June 23, 2008
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Mike P
Anchorage, AK1,612 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Located deep in Carmel Valley, this is a beautiful venue for a wedding or other special event. There is a grassy area that offers a spectacular view, a house that has bathrooms, kitchen, changing rooms , etc.
Written August 21, 2021
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Thank you for visiting and for the review! We love hosting peoples special events-it is such an honor. Please come visit us again. Best, Jane
Written October 28, 2021
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WanderingWahoo
Houston, TX96 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
One of many tasting rooms in Carmel Valley town, Joullian had one of the more reasonably priced flights. Only one other group there, so lots of attention. Unfortunately they had no outdoor space for the tasting.
Written November 14, 2019
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Hello, Thank you for visiting. If you have any notes on how we could improve, please send me an email at Jane@Joullian.com. Also, we now have outdoor tasting with heaters if it gets too cold. I hope you will come visit us again! Thank you,
Written December 4, 2020
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Jon B
3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Had the pleasure of visiting Joullian tasting room and the vineyard. The wine was incredible, they truly have a wine to satisfy any palate. The tasting room staff were very helpful and informative and the building was beautiful.

They offer private tours of the winery and the vineyard, its an amazing experience and incredibly beautiful, I highly recommend it. If you're in Carmel Valley, don't miss out, visit Joullian!
Written August 13, 2018
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Hi Jon, Thank you for visiting Joullian. We had a lot of fun with your group and we are looking forward to the next time you visit us! Best, Jane
Written August 16, 2018
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psk10232001
Redondo Beach, CA7 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
On the last leg of our wine tour up the California coast we stopped in Carmel Valley. We stopped into Joullion for wine tasting on the recommendation from my one of my coworkers. The front part of the tasting room was on the smaller side (still very accommodating), with outdoor seating ,as well as a larger room for larger parties visiting the tasting room. It was very beautiful and clean and we were greeted immediately by the bubbly staff with a friendly hello. We were treated wonderfully and the staff was very knowledgeable about all aspect of the wine, the vineyard, and its history.

Now let's talk about wine! We did the Reserve Flight for $15 tasting fee per person (fee waived with purchase) which contained:

2013 Sais Cuvee Estate Zinfandel (79% Zinfandel)
2013 Estate Jonquille (48& Merlot/45% Zinfandel)
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (76% Cabernet Sauvignon)
2014 Reserve Estate Merlot (90% Merlot)
2013 Reserve Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (87% Cabernet Sauvignon) (FAVORITE)
2013 Reserve Estate Syrah (94.5% Syrah)

They were well balanced wines and were reasonable priced per bottle (no more than $50 per bottle).

We went to 3 other tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley but Joullion is by far is our number one stop on the Carmel Valley wine tastings. It is a must stop if you are traveling through this little village. We will be back!
Written July 29, 2017
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Thank you for stopping by on your California Coast wine tour! Joullian is very special to my husband and me and I am glad you were able to experience it. I am also extremely flattered that you found us to be your number one stop in Carmel Valley! Please come back and visit us again. Best, Jane Lerum
Written August 3, 2017
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