Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Spring has arrived to Carmel Valley. So far, it has been a very wet beginning. Raining during the week and leaving the weekends to dry out a little bit. Despite the grey weather, buds are coming out and the vines are awakening from a long winter nap. (That's if plants really do go to sleep.) Brown vines with spot of green, only show a promising harvest to come. As I look out my window, the rain patters away and clouds hugging the hilltops, I can't help but notice that spring is here.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Today, the Merlot legacy continues with the current vintage Private Reserve, Estate Vineyard and Barrel Selected Merlot. "We have been producing this varietal for nearly 25 years -- there is a commitment to consistency and quality with each vintage," comments Chateau Julien Winemaker Bill Anderson. Current vintages are now available through the winery's website at www.chateaujulien.com.
Visit Monterey Wine Country and taste award-winning Chateau Julien wines daily at the 16-acre French style Chateau in Carmel Valley. Family owned and operated since 1982. This year, our winemaker will participate in the "Merits of Merlot" Seminar on April 1st at the Monterey Wine Festival. Don't miss this great event -- go online for more information!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
John Scalla has joined us here at Chateau Julien. He has graduated from California State University of Monterey with a B.S. in Computer Science. John grew up in Hollister, graduating from San Benito High. Decided to move closer to the ocean and attend California State University of Monterey Bay. We are excited to have him join us here and look forward to everything he will bring to Château Julien.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
Have you ever wished you could discuss a wine with the person who made it? Well wish no longer, this morning Chateau Julien Wine Estate made history with our first virtual wine tasting. There were 8 people in attendance while Bill Anderson (winemaker) covered the break down of four of the Barrel Selected wines. Everyone tasted the samples we sent them and discussed the characteristics of the wine, it was an enjoyable experience for all.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Chateau Julien Wine Estate will once again participate in the 6th annual Merlot in May festival.
"With a reputation as the most relaxed, least pretentious wine tasting around, Merlot in May® at Sterling Vineyards® has become an annual hit with wine lovers and winemakers alike. Held May 20th, as the days lengthen and the weather turns warm, Merlot in May is the unofficial kick-off to the summer season."
for more information or to purchase tickets please go to http://www.sterlingvineyards.com/merlot-in-may.html