Most people want to host a great party but don’t know how to make it unique. Fortified Grape helps to theme your party around your taste, world class wines and great memories

Meet the Sommelier

Julie Ricard is a certified Sommelier with a passion for everything local  - vineyards, wine and food. She offers guided tours, wine and food pairing experiences and seminars.

In your home or at a vineyard, indulge yourself in an opportunity to explore a new world of wine. Enjoy delicacies from local chefs and industry changing winemakers in the company of one of the region’s foremost cold climate sommeliers.

If you can’t come to the vine, Julie brings the wine to you!

Thank you Julie for the wonderful evening! Love having you attend our cooking classes to add a wine sampling to it!

– Lynn Jenkerson

Julie is the best. She brings her passion and sense of fun to everything she does!!

– Janine Edwards-Hogg

Julie is amazing and a lot of fun! She gets to know all her guests and make every wine tasting a personalized one!

-Marilynn Chanette

Julie is absolutely wonderful. She brings so much fun and passion to everything she does. She is very professional and knowledgeable and always such a pleasure to be around. She always goes the extra mile for each and every one of her clients.

-Sharon Robertson

Julie is very knowledgeable and so lovely. I would highly recommend her services!