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Joulian Vineyards

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
Joullian Vineyards was created by the Joullian and Sias families of Oklahoma City for producing estate crafted wines with the complexity, finesse and ageability of the finest wines. Recognizing the need for estate control, the partnership embarked upon a long-term plan and engaged Ridge Watson. It was for international winemaking experience, to seek and develop the unique combination of land, vineyards and winery facilities for fine wine production.
Early in 1982, Joullian Vineyards purchased 655 acres of hillside benchland at an elevation of 1400 feet. It was in the heart of the remote Carmel Valley viticulture appellation. After widespread contouring and terracing, 40 acres of high density-spaced vines were planted in the rocky Arroyo Seco series loam. The planting emphasized Bordeaux varieties and allocated two-thirds of the vineyard to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon plus Carmel Valley’s first Zinfandel.
The remaining acreage of Joullian Vineyards was planted to Chardonnay and was grafted to more pre-Prohibition Zinfandel selections throughout the 1990’s. Pursuing complexity in the wines, Watson planted multiple clones from reputed sources like Mount Veeder, Palms, Diamond Mountain, Sterling, Ventana, Brandlin, St. Peter’s Church and Lytton springs. The Winery was completed in the spring of 1991 and was designed to handle every vineyard block separately to insure that the complex subtleties and nuances produced in the field could be transferred into the bottle.
Joullian produces approximately 12,000 cases every year from its 40 acre estate fruit and Salinas Valley Chardonnay. Distribution is most prominent in restaurants and a handful of fine wine shops and gourmet grocers. At Joullian Vineyards, they support ones basic right to enjoy a steady supply of delicious wines.

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