Friday, September 29, 2006

Another Cruise Line selects our wines

We are proud to announce that we have been selected for the second year a placement on the "Sea Cloud" a four masted schooner that runs both the Mediterrean and the Carribean. Please look for our Garland Ranch 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon if you are so lucky to take this journey!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Chateau Julien Enters the Poland market

In the lobby of the hotel in Warsaw, Ella (daughter of Wojciech - on left), Mike Mundt from Pacific Wine Company in Germany, Wojciech Kacperczyk (owner of Bordopol - our Polish importer) and of course Bob meet to discuss our new business in Poland.
What a great day that was!
September 23, 2006

Chateau Julien Wine Estate

Chateau Julien Wine Estate

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chateau Julien Wines in Germany 2006

During the week of September 18th through the 22nd, Chateau Julien Wine Estate participated in the Germany Road Show. Wines were poured and enjoyed in Langen(Frankfurt), Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg. We received confirmation that our Garland Ranch brand will stay for another year on the Sea Cloud Cruises that sail the seas of Europe and the Carribean.

Chateau Julien Wine Estate

Chateau Julien Wine Estate

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

California has no state wine?

From - "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has stomped on a measure that would have designated zinfandel the historic wine of California.

Schwarzenegger said in a veto message issued Tuesday that the state produces many fine wines from different grape varietals and that it would be "inappropriate" to single out one for special recognition.

"It would be a shame to recognize only one as 'California's historic wine,'"' Schwarzenegger wrote.

The bill's sponsor took the news good-naturedly.

"It ought not to be a zin to be for zinfandel," quipped lawmaker Carole Migden, the measure's author. The Democrat initially proposed making zinfandel California's official state wine, but watered down the bill after California's wine industry was strongly opposed.

Zinfandel grapes date back to the state's Gold Rush days. Migden's bill states that California is the only region in the world where "Old Vine" zinfandel is found, with some vines still producing grapes after more than 100 years.

I like the fact that even though Zin was knocked down as an option...there have been no other suggestions. I suggest Merlot! Why not?! So Sideways fermented the reputation of Merlot. I for one will no slap anyone for ordering Merlot. Sometimes being sophisticated is to just be simple. So here it nomination is for Merlot!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

A cruise anyone?

We are proud to announce that Chateau Julien 2003 Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon (Barrel Selected) has been chosen by Seabourn Cruise Lines for their list of selected wines for the next year.