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Village Tasting Room

2 Village Drive, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

The Joullian Tasting Room is located at the entrance to Carmel Valley Village in the distinctively classic stone building designed by local master mason, Joseph DeMaria. Just a mere 20 minutes from the Monterey coast, it generally offers much warmth and sunshine during the cool, foggy days of a coastal summer. We offer two tasting flights of select wines daily. Specialty tasting packages are available upon request, please see below or contact us for more information.

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Vineyards and Winery

By appointment only. To reserve your appointment, please contact us at
831.659.2800 or info@joullian.com

The vineyards and winery host several events throughout the year, notably the Harvest Feast in the fall, Wine & Wreathmaking in December and a members-only Cellar Soirée in the spring. Wine club members are encouraged to visit the vineyard and winery for picnics and tours of the vineyard and winery throughout the year. There are several stunning sites perfect for corporate events and special occasions.

Tastings & Events Brochure

Select a Special Tasting Package

Artisan Tasting

  • Availability
    Daily 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Description
    Personal Tasting With One of Our Knowledgable Staff Members
    Tasting of 4 Current Release and 2 Family Reserve Wines
    Complimentary Artisan Bread and Cheese Plate
  • Location
    Tasting Room in the Heart of Carmel Valley Village
  • Capacity
    4 – 25
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Pricing
    $25 per person
  • Reservations
    48 Hours in Advance
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Private Tasting Party

  • Availability
    After Hours Only (After 5:00 pm)
  • Description
    Exclusive Use of Our Tasting Room, Member Lounge & Barrel Room
    Tasting of 3 Current Release and 3 Family Reserve Wines
    Self Catering Available Upon Request
  • Location
    Village Tasting Room in Downtown Carmel Valley
  • Capacity
    Tasting Room – 40
    Barrel Dining Room – 32
  • Duration
    Up to 3 Hours
  • Pricing
    $1,500 Plus Tax
  • Reservations
    2 Weeks in Advance
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Joullian Executive Tour

  • Availability
    Upon Request
  • Description
    Carmel Valley History at “The Overlook”
    Formal Tasting of 4 Estate Wines
    Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker
    Vineyard Tour with the Vineyard Manager
    Optional Self Catered Picnic
  • Location
    Vineyard and Winery in Carmel Valley
  • Capacity
    30
  • Duration
    Up to 3 Hours (Tour Only)
  • Pricing
    Executive Tour (Monday – Friday): $800
    Weekends: Please Call to Inquire
    Groups of 5 People or Less: $50 Per Person
    Picnic Site Rental: $400 Plus Tax
  • Reservations
    2 Weeks in Advance
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Tom & Jane Lerum, Owners

Owners Jane and Tom Lerum are California residents with close ties to Carmel Valley.  The couple was engaged on a family owned property only a few miles away from Joullian Vineyards.  It was through spending time together in Carmel Valley over the years that led Tom and Jane to fall prey to the romance of the wine business.

Jane is an Oklahoma native who got her start working in banking and now serves as a director for the newly established Arnall Family Foundation. She graduated from Duke University where she studied public policy and environmental engineering.

Tom serves in the United States Air Force as an Acquisitions Officer and is stationed in Los Angeles.  Originally from San Diego, Tom graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with a degree in Systems Engineering Management.

Both Jane and Tom have studied wine business management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Ridge Watson, Winemaker

Born and raised in Kansas City, Watson matriculated at Stanford University (BA History, 1968) where he studied the wines of the world under the tutelage of famed wine merchant, Dick Russ.  After a five-year career as a San Francisco Bay Area wine merchant, Watson obtained his Masters Degree in Food Sciences with emphasis in Enology at CSU Fresno. He then apprenticed in Bordeaux, France (Ch. Carbonnieux) and Australia (Hungerford Hill, Cimicky Winery) prior to joining the Joullian and Sias families of Oklahoma City in 1981 to develop the Joullian Estate and its award-winning wines from the “terroir to the bottle.”

In 1990, Watson oversaw the creation of Joullian Vineyards’ winery, integrating California’s latest technology to minimize labor and maximize control while allowing the winemaker to employ both Burgundian and Bordelaise fermentation regimes, as well as a wide range of barrel aging, temperature and humidity choices.

Watson views his job with Joullian much like a regisseur in the French wine industry with responsibilities ranging from land and vineyard management to winemaking, blending and creating new products, and assisting the marketing of the wines, as the ultimate ambassador of Joullian Vineyards.

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Hal Ellison, General Manager

Hal Ellison began his career at Joullian Vineyards in 2011 as an apprentice under Ridge Watson and quickly established himself as an integral part of the Joullian team.

Within a year he was placed in charge of managing the Village Tasting Room while also remaining involved in production during harvest season.

As Hal continued to successfully develop Joullian’s retail sales operations, he was further entrusted with managing national and international wholesale accounts, and became Joullian’s Director of Sales.

At the beginning of 2016, Hal was promoted to the position of General Manager, where he oversees and directs all personnel, business and sales operations.

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