Following a year of planning, Joullian Vineyards opened its long-awaited Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room in mid-March of 2000. The tasting room resides in the elegant Joseph DeMaria building with architecture reminiscent of an old-world Burgundian stone church. The building was designed by local architect, MacKenzie Patterson. DeMaria is the local mason and carpenter from Carmel Valley who brought to fruition this European inspired building, named in memory of his late father of the same name. DeMaria sought Arroyo Seco river rock for the building’s exterior, salvaged old-growth redwood from a would-be demolished Carmel home for the exposed beam ceiling, paneling and posts and constructed a tasting bar from richly textured cypress wood. The room was tastefully decorated in French Provencial style by Joullian’s President, Marion Joullian-Story and includes stunning photography of the vineyards by local photographer Craig Lovell.
The new showcase wine room is conveniently located in the heart of Carmel Valley Village, just 1/2 block south of Carmel Valley Road upon the west entrance to the village. The quaint Village is host to a myriad of fine hotels, lodgings, restaurants, specialty shops, local winery tasting rooms and outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking and horseback riding. Important to note, the Village Tasting Room location is a mere twenty minutes from the Monterey coast, and generally offers much warmth and sunshine during the cool, foggy days of a coastal summer.
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Listing Title: Joullian Vineyards