Tuesday, December 29, 2009

49ers vs Lions - Tailgate party 12/27/09

Chateau Julien's "Black Nova" was one of the featured wines at this weeks 49er Tailgate party. Since this was the last tailgate of the year, Chef and friend Glenn Hammer was chosen to participate in the tailgate cookoff. What a great party with great wine!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Chateau Julien wine diner at Fandango's Restaurant

This weekend was the "Great Wine Escape" weekend in Monterey. The Chateau Julien wine dinner has held at the world famous Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove. The Proprietors of this incredible restaurant are Pierri and Marietta Bain. If you have never dined in this great restaurant, you have missed a great experience!

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Packaging for Chateau Julien BBL Selected Wines

New packaging will start to be released with the current bottling of Chateau Julien Barrel Selected wines. The Pinot Grigio was the first to be released, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon. By early spring of 2010, all four BBL Selected products will be available in the National Market with the new package.

Take a quick look at the bottling line "in action".


Saturday, November 07, 2009

2009 Sangiovese in Carmel Valley - Ready to harvest

It's been a long time since Bill picked some grapes. This year he was out in the field due to a shortage of folks picking the grapes. Good excercise!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Sometimes you forget the picture!

Just poking around the sales files and came up with this great picture. The First Lady of California with us!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What can happen with an early Winter Storm!

An early winter storm brought 5 inches of rain to Carmel Valley. Our grapes were still not mature enough to harvest prior to the rain - so here is what happened. The weight of the rain, the amount of rain and then 30 mph winds severly damaged the vineyard. We were able to reset the vines after the storm, however we cannot repair the damage until winter. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

German Roadshow 2009

Travelling the German countryside each September is always a thrill. A chance to see our importer and customers that support Chateau Julien wine Estate. The event this year contained tastings in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hannover and Hamburg. The thrill of the event was to have Bobby Brower Jr. join me in Frankfurt. This was Bobby's first international tasting and a great learning experience.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back to Ferrari Vintage Concours at Chateau Julien Wine Estate in August

Just in - Pictures at the August 13th Concours at Chateau Julien Wine Estate. Included in the pictures below are Bob with his Platinum award for his 275-GTS, Bob with Expert Restoration Specialist and Mechanic John Bajioli, and Tish Thinesen the Chief Judge for the Ferrari Concours.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Chateau Julien at the German Roadshow - 2009

The past week was the annual German Roadshow. We have participated for the past 5 years and this year was another successful show. While I had new support this year with the addition of Bobby Brower, joining me, the events in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hannover and Hamburg were well attended. In fact, we only had 5 less visitors this year than in 2007 (a record year). Prior to the show, Bobby and I had a chance to visit the Rheingau and enjoy some of the German countryside.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sangiovese grapes just reaching Verasion

Somehow the grapes know, each year, to begin the maturing process and turning from green hard berries to the soft red fruit we expect. Right on schedule this year the Sangiovese looks and tastes great.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Video of the Ferrari Concours at Chateau Julien - August 13, 2009

Chateau Julien and Ferrari Club of America - 1st Concours

The Ferrari Club of America and Chateau Julien Wine Estate have joined forces to create the 1st "stand alone" club event concours judging. Under the guidelines established by the IAC/PFA - International Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile. The event, as seen from the air was spatacular.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ferrari Concours at Chateau Julien - August 13th


Event Chairperson: Paul Reps, preps@sbcglobal.net
Judging Chairperson: Tish Thinesen tisht2@aol.com
Space is still available!

The Ferraris will be staged “fra vigne” throughout the vineyard.
"You will not be parking in the dirt"

Full entry will include one Ferrari, a BBQ lunch for two catered by the Chateau, (grilled chicken, smoked ribs, Texas-style brisket, grilled cheese garlic bread & salads).
Available for purchase will be a full morning beverage service with pastries, biscotti and espresso. Also for purchase during the day: soda, water, beer, gelato, lemonade and of course WINE. What more could you ask for?
No Alcoholic Beverages May Be Brought in

This will be a Ferrari only event, closed to the public. You must either have a car entered, or pre-purchase a lunch/entry or entry only ticket for admittance.
The FCA Vintage Concours will be conducted per IAC/PFA guidelines, with awards for Silver, Gold, and all Platinum point cars.

Judging Entry Deadline July 31st
Event Entry Deadline August 7th

Enter Online: www.ferraripacific.org

Monday, July 13, 2009

Nice to hear about our Great Hospitality

First Name: TIM
City: Sunnyvale
State: CA
Country: US
Comments: I'd like to acknowledge what a wonderful time we had on your "Outdoor Winery Tour " visit on saturday.

" We are spreading the word " to all acquaintance's and friends. Thank You

We talked to Melinda, WOW, " very informative she is " and Shawn, our outdoor guide - WONDERFUL

Thanks, Tim & Janice