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Meet Jacqui and Nick Lorenzen of Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqui and Nick Lorenzen.

Jacqui and Nick, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My husband and I were set to get married at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in 2014. That same year, we also had the opportunity to purchase the property (what a luck!). Being able to go through the entire experience of being newlyweds, selecting a space, planning our wedding, we could really get a feel for what worked at the venue and what didn’t. We knew the location was ideal, that’s the part no amount of our hard work could change so we were in luck. From there, we brainstormed ways to bring the property to life and enhance both our own and other couples experience on site.

Three years later, we’ve taken a space from being relatively unknown to winning The Knot Best of Weddings 3 years in a row. The award is largely review based so it’s a huge compliment for us to see so many happy couples.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
In operating your own business I don’t think any road is smooth. Challenges you never expect pop up but that is truly what makes it exciting, right? For us, the main challenge is how to grow yet maintain the same high level of attention given to each client. We don’t want to do multiple weddings per day, we want our couples to have a personal experience.

We also entered into the project committed to the eventing business. We had a vision and we’ve stayed true to course. We probably should have, but didn’t, have the foresight to truly grasp that not only were we becoming event professionals, but in managing 55 acres we also needed to become experts in landscaping, viticulture, etc. As people that have always appreciated wine, managing our own vineyard, has cast a whole new level of appreciation on all the hard work that goes on to make a good bottle of wine. It truly starts at watering and producing a quality grape before even touching the wine making (which is far more technical than initially perceived).

Please tell us about Triunfo Creek Vineyards.
There are dozens places to host an event in the Agoura Hills/Malibu area. Truly what sets us apart is our attention to detail and our staff.

Everything on site is authentic, our décor is one of a kind, real, and not mass-produced. When someone walks the grounds they truly feel like they’ve been transported to the French countryside. However, we could have the best product and without a phenomenal staff what good would it do? Our employees are friendly, they care about our clients and they go above and beyond to ensure a perfect experience time after time.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
The clique answer would be nothing, it’s all a learning experience and we are wiser now for having gone through these trials. Though that rings (mostly) true, there are certainly a handful of expensive mistakes we’d love to take a mulligan on. Maybe we shouldn’t have planted the honeysuckle that froze and died in winter, or maybe we shouldn’t have bought excess rental inventory to rent out to clients… As it turns out clients want a large selection and might not want the one or two specific chair types we offer. On a side note, if you know anyone wanting to buy some vineyard cross back chairs we are all ears. ☺

Pricing:

  • Saturday Weddings of 100-150 Guests: $11,500 (venue only).

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