Friday, June 12, 2009

Tonight is the Chateau Julien’s Wine & Cigar Dinner!

Find out the flavors that cigars bring out in your food and wine at Chateau Julien’s Wine & Cigar Dinner. Reception begins at 6:30, dinner begins at 7:30. $100 for club members, $125 for non-members.

In the late 1970's, Bob and Patty Brower set out to fulfill their dream. Originally from the East Coast, they had a passion for wine and admired the French hospitality encountered while traveling in Europe. They saw the potential in Monterey County as a quality wine growing region, and in 1982 began building what is now known as Château Julien Wine Estate in Carmel Valley, California.

The winery's first release came in 1985 with Chardonnay and Merlot from the 1982 vintage. Today, the entire process of wine production takes place on the 16-acre estate, including the aging of nearly 2000 oak barrels of wine. Winemaker Bill Anderson joined the Browers in 1982, and produced the winery's first 100% Merlot with the premier vintage. Bill continues to produce wine at Château Julien Wine Estate, and has played an integral part in establishing Merlot as the winery's flagship varietal.

The French-style Chateau rests on sixteen acres amongst plush vineyards and oak-studded mountains in beautiful Carmel Valley, a short 15 minutes from the Monterey Peninsula. Guests are welcome daily to taste hand-crafted Private Reserve wines, flagship Merlot and limited release Proprietary blends from the soils of Monterey County. A magnificent setting for picnicking on the Garden Cobblestone Courtyard or touring the Estate grounds and winemaking facilities.

Within the Estate there are various venues, each portraying a unique ambiance and atmosphere to capture the essence of every event. Picnic in the Garden Cobblestone Courtyard in the Carmel Valley sun; create a themed event in the winery’s magnificent Chai, home to over 1000 French oak barrels; or host an elegant, formal winemaker’s dinner in the enchanting Great Hall. Chateau Julien limited release wines from the soils of Monterey County will grace the palate as guests stroll through the Estate on a privately guided tour. Each tour is customized to meet individual group needs. In addition to their grand tour of the Estate, they offer several different options for personalized tours, such as grape stomps, cooking demonstrations and team-building activities.

Full details about the Chateau Julien’s Wine & Cigar Dinner are available at their Website.

1 comment:

Fulton Bennett said...

Definitely the European Tour has helped the couple in setting up their own wine factory. They were so much impressed by the hospitality of the French people that they thought of setting a factory of their own at Monterey.The sprawling Chateau also provides a natural ambience and guests love to spend more time over there.
I think one can enjoy the wine with Cuban Cigars in the chateau which will be really a great dinner.