Julie Balagny might have become a celebrity in the wine world — but she remains one of the most humble, generous and thoughtful winemakers.
Having left her native Paris in 1999 to take a job as a winemaker in the South of France, Julie arrived in Beaujolais ten years later and, cliché as it may be, the rest really was history. It’s not too often that two esteemed winemakers in the world (Yvon Métras and Jean-Francois Ganevat) call you and say,
“Hey Julie. There’s a spot in Fleurie with some available parcels. You in?”
We think you know the answer to that question already.