Our Trade Sales Specialist, Julia, moved to Santa Barbara in 2011 to attend Westmont College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in French Studies. Originally from San Jose, Julia first fell in love with the culture surrounding food and wine while studying abroad in Paris in 2014. In addition to her passion for French culture and language, Julia discovered first hand how food and wine could bring people together. Since then, she has dedicated her professional life to wine and hospitality.
After graduating in 2015, Julia worked at Santa Barbara Winery, followed by The Lark in Santa Barbara. In 2017, she returned to France to work harvest for Nico Potel at Domaine de Bellene, followed by Domaine Camille Thiriet. Julia has been with Provignage since 2018 and shares the same deep passion and inspiration for European culture as Raj and Sashi. She began hosting private visits and evens in the cellar, then officially joined our winemaking team in 2020. Today, she lives just around the corner from Lompoc in Buellton, California, where she enjoys cooking with local produce, listening to new podcasts, and enjoying the great outdoors.