Sales Manager Ken Wright Cellars
Originally hailing from Minnesota, Julianne’s career in hospitality began at 15 in a small bistro in Wayzata. After attending college at Azusa Pacific University, she traveled to New York City to pursue a career in theatre but found she was destined for a life of studying and serving wine instead of the stage.
Beginning her wine education in 2005 with the late Chris Goodheart at Keith McNally’s Pastis and Balthazar, Marc Murphy’s Landmarc and Harold Moore’s Commerce, Julianne ventured to Oregon in 2009 to work harvest with Ken Wright Cellars. She fell head over heels with Oregon’s geological history, purity of fruit, specificity of place and the collaborative/cooperative wine community and never looked back.
Julianne is now the Oregon Sales Manager for the winery and works in fermentation during harvest. She received her Level II Court of Masters Sommelier Certification in 2012 and will be taking the WSET Level 3 Advanced Exam Spring 2017. When not being a road warrior - pouring & delivering wine, Julianne enjoys singing Jazz and musical theater around Portland and loves to hike and fish.