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WanderingWahoo wrote a review Nov 2019
Houston, Texas92 contributions29 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: November 2019
Marjorie P wrote a review Sep 2019
Alameda, California57 contributions36 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: July 2019
Rick S wrote a review Jun 2019
Simi Valley, California175 contributions38 helpful votes
Had a wonderful and relaxing time. Nice wine tasting selection. Staff very attentive and friendly. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Not too busy for a Friday afternoon.
Date of experience: June 2019
lovetotravel560 wrote a review Mar 2019
Annapolis, Maryland610 contributions208 helpful votes
This vineyard has a small, beautiful tasting room in Carmel Valley. We had a fantastic tasting on a quiet Wednesday afternoon. We loved hearing the history and vision of the new owners. Their wine is excellent. We liked every one we tasted and bought 3 bottles to take with us.
Date of experience: March 2019
Jill H wrote a review Jan 2019
This is one of the premier wineries in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley has amazing wineries and produces many award winning wines. Specifically, Red Rose Chardonnay from Joullian if you prefer white wine and the Zinfandel if your prefer red wines. The wineries in the area all support each other and will give you other recommendations so that you can spend the afternoon in the beautiful Carmel Valley and get away from the fog of Monterey.…
Date of experience: August 2018