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"Gilla came from the University of Dijon to America in 1991, to become what she could not as a young Frenchwoman – a winemaker."

 Decanter Magazine, May 2007

Forgeron Cellars Gilla came from the University of Dijon to America in 1991, to become what she could not as a young Frenchwoman – a winemaker. ‘My goals were to get more practical winery experience, and better my English skills,’ she says. ‘So I worked my way up from the bottom, washing tanks and barrels at Argyle in Oregon. I moved to Washington, and washed my share of barrels again at Covey Run, but they promoted me to cellar master, then assistant winemaker, then winemaker in the next four years.’

That led to winemaking positions at Hogue Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Forgeron. Gilla says such progress could never have happened for her in France.

Decanter Magazine, May 2007