Julie has an incredible mix of expertise. Combining her expertise as a winemaker, experience as a chef, and deep knowledge of mycology (mushrooms!), Julie has the flexibility, insight, and know-how to be a top-notch consultant and engaging trainer in a number of fields where both deep and broad knowledge count. And Julie has the passion and personality you just enjoy being around.”
Julie is an extraordinary consulting winemaker with whom I had the pleasure of working with for several vintages. She is detail-oriented and has a great work ethic. Great experience and focus in all aspects of winemaking from the vineyards to the bottle. She is part of a group of fantastic winemakers who are less recognized but as equally accomplished as the well-known set. Her wines and their praise speak for themselves!
Julie’s passion for her trade was evident as she worked diligently to achieve the highest standards possible for our fine wines. Julie always maintained a great attitude and didn’t leave until the job was complete. Julie was always very approachable and communicated openly with the cellar team, willing to share her knowledge of winemaking.
Julie is a wonderfully gifted winemaker with an extraordinary palate. I believe that her previous life as a chef has given her a real feel for lot blending and for delicate aromas and flavors. It has always been a pleasure to pour Julie’s wines for media or VIPs because I know that the response will be positive. Additionally, Julie approaches each task with meticulous attention to detail and organization, an attribute that I really appreciate and have grown to rely on.
With nearly 20 years of experience, my consulting services range from enhancing existing winemaking programs to completely building in-house teams from the ground up.
Quality fruit is key to making quality wine. I work with established estate vineyards and grower contracts, help a client pick the best varietals for their land or climate, and help make sure that the highest quality fruit is used to produce your wine. Visit the client’s vineyards to ascertain that the grape source/ vineyard …
Provide a way for wineries to bring in expertise when and where they need it on a part time basis. This includes providing suggestions on how to improve various aspects of making the wine during harvest or the entire year. Work as a liaison between client & custom crush facilities Prescribe fermentation monitoring and treatment …
Enhance the style of the wines that have been established by the winery or help the winery create a new style. This involves understanding the story that the owner wants the wine to tell. Review barrel programs and help the client have wood sources and oak aging that work with the wine style Blend new …
Why work with me?
Julie’s thorough understanding of her craft allows her to make wonderful wines that are full of character and interest. – Lynn Higgins