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Joullian Vineyards & Winery Celebrates Opening of New Event Space

Large outdoor venue accommodates up to 250 guests and offers spectacular valley views
by Press Release
July 10, 2019

Carmel Valley, Calif.— Joullian Vineyards & Winery, an award-winning producer of Carmel Valley wines, has opened a large outdoor entertainment space that is available for private and corporate events. Venue in the Vines boasts a 60’x75’ elevated patio surrounded by decorative posts and strung with market lights, offers breathtaking views of Carmel Valley and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

"It is just such a spectacular view," said Jan Willem Verweij, resort manager at Quail Lodge & Golf Club. "Once you stand here and see it, who wouldn’t want to have an event here."

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by a number of guests including Verweij. Representing Joullian Vineyards were Chris Drake, general manager, Nathan Millan, tasting room manager, and Matt Piagari, head winemaker.

Piagari made news recently when he was profiled by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The veteran winemaker has been with Joullian Vineyards since 2016.

"The Venue in the Vines is the culmination of all the things we are doing here at Joullian, from producing amazing estate fruit, making award-winning wines, and providing guests an experience they will never forget," said Chris Drake, who has overseen operations at Joullian Vineyards since 2017. "We are fortunate to have such a beautiful location here in Carmel Valley, and now we have a great way to share it."

Joullian Vineyards hosts a wide range of events including weddings, luncheons, corporate meetings, car rallies, yoga, quinceañeras, bingo, and an annual harvest party. The estate also welcomes guests to schedule exclusive tours and tastings. The winery’s Village Tasting Room at 2 Village Drive in Carmel Valley is open to the public daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Joullian Vineyards & Winery:
Joullian Vineyards crafts award-winning wines in the heart of the Carmel Valley viticulture appellation. Founded in 1982, the vineyard and winery has been owned and operated since 2015 by Hammler Wine Corporation, which is carrying forward the legacy of the Joullian brand. Known for producing rich, complex, flavorful wines that reflect the special character of the Carmel Valley, Joullian Vineyards offers private tours and tastings, and hosts weddings, corporate events, and other gatherings where guests enjoy exceptional wines and stunning views. More information is available by calling 831.659.2800, emailing, or visiting

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