Julia Gilbert joined Sotheby’s Wine in 2017 to develop the Collection Management & Advisory business. Julia brings to Sotheby's over thirteen years of experience in fine wine, having entered the auction industry in 2005 and witnessed its rapid global expansion. In the roles of Managing Director and Auction Director at two international firms, Julia guided many clients through buying and selling at auction and private sales, including several important single owner collections. Her expertise in the auction and retail markets make Julia a trusted resource to wine collecting clients in key markets around the globe, and throughout her career she has developed strategic partnerships with winemakers, importers and producer consortiums in France, Italy and the U.S., as well as wine educators and seminars.
In 2016 and 2017 Julia was a producer and co-host on Taste The World podcast, which paired wine figures and cultural icons in tasting and conversation. Julia’s first love was Italy, where she discovered wine while studying in Rome and Venice to pursue concentrations in Classical Studies and Italian Studies at Colgate University.