Joullian Vineyards & Winery is an elegant wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California. First established in 1982, this mountain vineyard features a 655-acre parcel of land with multiple event space options. Owners Tom and Jane Lerum acquired the vineyard in 2015, where they now continue to work with couples to design and implement beautiful marriage celebrations. This husband-and-wife team strives to ensure the success of events and the sustainability of the company.
Facilities and Capacity
Joullian Vineyards & Winery boasts three facilities that can be utilized as an event space: the Vineyard Lawn, the Cellar & Vineyard Overlook, and the Barrel Room. The venue's largest area is the Vineyard Lawn, which features two vast yards, a tranquil pond, and breathtaking views of Carmel Valley. With a capacity for 200 guests, this outdoor space can accommodate events both small and large. The resort's Cellar & Vineyard Overlook can host parties of up to 65 individuals. The rental of this space is accompanied by access to the overlook, which is ideal for photography sessions and receptions. The cellar portion of this rental option offers a 15- by 60-foot dining room in the building's basement. The property's most intimate space is the Barrel Room, which can hold up to 32 seated guests for smaller affairs. Adorned with leather chairs and reclaimed wood tables, this event area is ideal for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or modest receptions.
Tom and Jane work with Chris Drake, the general manager, to craft unforgettable wedding events. To ensure that couples receive the wedding they have envisioned, the staff encourages the use of outside caterers and other vendors.
This historic retreat was first constructed in 1982 when the Joullian and Sias families purchased the property and had the land re-terraced. Once the contouring of the landscape was complete, the families and the head winemaker, Ridge Watson, planted vines that covered a 40-acre portion of the land. The winery was opened in 1991 and featured Carmel Valley's first-ever Zinfandel, along with many other wines. Following Tom and Jane's new ownership of the venue in 2015, Ridge Watson stepped down in 2017 and new winemaker Matt Piagari stepped in. Now, the team continues to maintain the values of the original winery, which includes crafting complex wines with character and finesse.