This interview is with Julia Burke of Willamette Valley Wineries. In this interview, Julia speaks about her wine journey that eventually brought her to the West Coast. She talks about her initial love of wine and an internship she took in South Africa that opened her eyes to all the work that goes into winemaking. She also describes the joy she gets from educating others and shares that she plans to teach others about wine and do freelance work in the future. At the end, Julia tells us that she is currently wrapping up her time in Oregon and will be moving back to the East Coast to finish the Master of Wine program.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Boedecker Cellars Winery and Bottle Shop in Portland on June 30, 2022.