I’m Julia. I am obsessed with wine––drinking it, talking about it, and learning how to make it. In January 2010 I left my home in the Niagara Escarpment wine region of New York State to spend a vintage working as an intern at Blaauwklippen Winery & Vineyards in Stellenbosch, South Africa. I wanted to remember my experience, what I drank and what I learned, and this blog was born.

Having returned to the States more passionate about wine than ever, I’ve set my sights on exploring South Africa’s presence in the U.S. wine market. It’s my way of staying in touch with the country that I’ve come to think of as my second home – at least until I can go back!

I buy all wines discussed unless otherwise noted.


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