Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cards and wine...mmm

Great Plains Cattle Co., a part of Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO, now offers Chateau Julien Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass. Enjoy a great steak with your bottle of wine, and try your luck at the slots after your meal.

This warm, uniquely designed restaurant takes its inspiration from the frontier towns of the Great Plains - combining the rich style of a 19th century steakhouse with the rustic look of the great stockyards. The menu is certainly grand enough for a cattle baron. Among the most wanted items are Snakebites, a fried rattlesnake appetizer, colossal onion rings, buffalo rib eye and the hefty 20-ounce Bone-In Prime Rib. There's also a refined chicken with wild mushrooms and a well-chosen wine list. A private dining room may be reserved and there's a cozy, separate 72-seat lounge.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Blog changes...

Because will not allow me to run javascript on our blog I have to embed the videos in each entry. However this is why, if you use Internet Expolorer in Windows XP w/SP2 it will give you a dialog box asking permission to run an ActiveX component.

Because of this restriction and bothersome dialog boxes, videos will not be published on the blog, however since our podcast has become very popular videos will always be available through our podcast which can always be easily accessed through iTunes.

If there are any me.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bottle signing w/Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan, at the Laguna Seca U.S. Sports Car Invitationals this past weekend, signing 2003 Reserve Zinfandel - a Gold Medal winner at San Francisco Fair. The races were very exciting. The track is beautiful and world renowned for its tricky corkscrew turn.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Springtime fun!

Here at the winery we will be hosting some great events that I would like to share with everyone!

Spring Winemaker Dinner
Saturday, May 13th
Barrel Tasting 7:00 pm ~ Dinner 8:00 pm

Start celebrating a few hours early with a surprise Mother's Day invitation to a delectable spring evening under the Carmel Valley stars. Join Château Julien Winemakers for the barrel tastings and spring new releases paired with the finest of local fare.

Mother's Day Celebration
Sunday, May 14th 11 am - 4 pm
Tours of the Estate @ 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm

In honor of Mother's Day, we will have an assortment of local chocolates to taste & pair with our Estate Vineyard wines. Mothers, Aunts and Grandmas are welcome to enjoy a complimentary Private Reserve tasting.

Chai Soiree ~ "Girls' Night Out"
Friday, June 16th
Strolling Dinner 6:30 pm

Treat yourself to an evening of pure fun with the gals. A variety of wines to taste, soft drinks and a lovely strolling dinner highlighting a plentiful salad bar, a crepe bar, coffee and dessert station. Complimentary services are massages, make up artist, caricatures, music and fortune teller. A great time to relax, catch up with friends and savor local wine and food!

...and on the same evening for the guys...

Château Julien
Wine and Cigar Dinner

Friday, June 16th 6:30 pm

For more information or to reserve your spot, please visit our website or call us at the winery, (831) 624-2600

Monday, May 01, 2006

They grow up so fast...

Château Julien Estate
High 65 Low 52
Mostly Sunny

Lockwood Valley Vineyard
High 76 Low 51
Mostly Sunny

It was just a few short weeks ago that we had bud break on the vines. It's amazing to see everytime how fast grape vines grow. I just cannot wait until we see grapes forming and then the real fun...harvesting them!

"The wine-cup is the little silver well,
Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell."
--- William Shakespeare