OCTOBER 15, 2018. BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION.
Meet Julie Sasak, the newest member of the Lodi Winegrape Commission! Julie will be starting a new role as an assistant to the Viticulture Outreach Program. She recently moved to Sacramento from Cleveland, Ohio and is thrilled to be starting her career in the wine industry. Her passion for wine began during her last year at Kent State University where she enrolled in a Geography of Wine class. Not only was it her favorite class of the semester, the course inspired her to continue to learn as much about the wine making process as possible. A few years later, after graduating college with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she decided to go back to school to earn a Certificate in Graphic Design. During that time she started a serving job at 750 ML Wines, a wine boutique and wine bar located in her hometown of Brecksville, Ohio. She enjoyed engaging with fellow wine lovers and being able to learn more about wine during each shift. After over 2 years she left 750 ML to begin her career in graphic design at an apparel company. While she enjoyed designing t-shirts, there was a part of her that missed working in the wine industry. Moving to California had always been a dream of Julie’s, she feels so lucky to be here and is thrilled to be a part of the Lodi Winegrape Commission!
You can meet Julie at the LEAFROLL VIRUS TAILGATE TALK on Wednesday, October 17th, the CRANE TOUR SOCIAL on Friday, October 19th, or at the November PCA Network Breakfast Meeting. She is looking forward to meeting our growers!
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