This month’s Pic of the Vine salutes Marie-Eve Gilla, director of viticulture and winemaking for Valdemar Estates. She was recently selected as the 2021 Auction of Washington Wines Honorary Vintner. Captured here by contributing photographer Richard Duval, Gilla has long been one of the brightest stars in the Washington wine sky.

“I photographed Marie-Eve early on in my wine photographer career,” noted Duval, “and I was instantly enamored with her energy, her dry wit and of course her winemaking magic. Over a decade later, she remains a favorite subject – different settings but always Marie-Eve.”