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Vicard Generation 7 Hires Hillary Sjolund To Handle Expansion in Pacific Northwest

Posted on March 24, 2015

Vicard Generation 7 announced that Hillary Sjolund has joined the company to handle technical consulting in Washington and Oregon. “I was fortunate to attend the Vicard Generation 7 tasting at the Wines and Vines Oak Seminar and what they’ve achieved with tannin selection and molecular toasting is astonishing” said Ms. Sjolund. “I’m absolutely thrilled to represent this advanced technology in the Pacific Northwest.”

“Hillary’s technical expertise not only as a winemaker but also as a scientist is a perfect fit for us” said Christy Thomas, Business Development Manager of Vicard Generation 7. Sjolund is a consulting winemaker and owns and operates a harvest laboratory in Washington State. She also makes her own wines under an independent label. In addition to working in wine production operations, Sjolund sits on the board of the Washington Wine Technical Group, is a member of both the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and the Washington Wine Commission, Research Committee and teaches online winemaking courses for VESTA through Missouri State University.

For more information about Vicard Generation 7 tannin potential barrels and the ECO Range of sustainable oak, please visit or contact:
Christy Thomas at 707-228-5982
Hillary Sjolund at 530-570-5254

About Vicard Generation 7
The philosophy of VICARD Generation 7 is based on the idea that controlling for the high degree of variability in barrels presents a great opportunity. To that end, in 2010 Jean-Charles Vicard founded a research and development company, Esprit de Dryades, with the goal of understanding and controlling all variables in the coopering process. Drawing on 6 generations of oak expertise, paired with strong winery partnerships around the world, VICARD Generation 7 honors the next generation of coopers with a completely new approach regarding wood analysis, selection and toasting and now leads the coopering industry with innovation, reproducibility and eco-responsibility.

Region: Northwest, USA

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