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Chateau Julien

8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9577
+1 831-624-2600
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New winery FOLKTALE is fantastic

We just stumbled on Folktale as we were driving through the Carmel valley. They recently took over... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Bellaire, Texas
So Sad The Chateau Julien Sold !!

We have been here a number of times over the years. We always stopped here on our last stop after... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
Orange, CA
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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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
30 Apr 2016
“New winery FOLKTALE is fantastic”
28 Jul 2015
“So Sad The Chateau Julien Sold !!”
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8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9577
+1 831-624-2600
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

We just stumbled on Folktale as we were driving through the Carmel valley. They recently took over this property. It was amazing. The gardens are beyond beautiful and they give you a free taste of Brut when you arrive. They are open late and often...More

2  Thank Dena4814
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We have been here a number of times over the years. We always stopped here on our last stop after wine tasting at a few other wineries. We would have a picnic outside in their beautiful garden area where you could see some of the...More

Thank jcborange
Reviewed 30 May 2015

For those of you that have had less than a acceptable experience, they will soon change their name. I will never buy another bottle of wine from this place regardless of what they are doing as they lied to me on the phone when I...More

3  Thank Bigguy0055
Reviewed 15 February 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...More

2  Thank jimgreiner
Reviewed 12 September 2014

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...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 5 September 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...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 16 May 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...More

2  Thank Di7740
Reviewed 21 January 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...More

Thank Colin M
ChateauJulien, Assistant Director of Marketing at Chateau Julien, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

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...More

Reviewed 30 October 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...More

1  Thank Brian A
Reviewed 30 September 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...More

1  Thank Jocelyn W
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