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Dylan Walker Joins Sales Team at Hedges Family Estate to Strengthen Midwestern Markets for One of Washington’s Iconic Wineries

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BENTON CITY, Wash. (April 4, 2017) – Dylan Walker has joined the sales team at Hedges Family Estate in Washington State to support North American sales initiatives, the winery announced today.

Walker will have a particular focus on Midwest and East Coast markets as well as other sales responsibilities in domestic and international markets for the 80,000-case winery, said Hedges co-founder Tom Hedges.

“Dylan is a great addition to our team at Hedges,” said Hedges, who co-founded Hedges Family Estate in 1987 with his wife Anne-Marie. “In addition to great energy and charisma, Dylan has deep connections in some key Midwest markets where we do very well. Perhaps most importantly, he’s a true believer in the magic of Red Mountain.”

Walker has nearly 10 years of national sales and account management in the wine industry. He spent three years as a sales representative for Handcrafted Wine and Spirits in Kansas City. In 2011, he moved into a sales and logistics role for Okoboji Wines in Iowa City, Iowa, which handles sales and distribution of domestic and international wines throughout the Midwest.

“This is a dream opportunity for me,” Walker said. “I’ve long been a fan of wines from Red Mountain and of Hedges Family Estate in particular. The family’s commitment to excellence and passion for the terroir of Red Mountain is awe-inspiring, and I can’t wait to help spread the gospel of Red Mountain and Washington wine.”

About Hedges Family Estate

Hedges Family Estate is an 80,000-case winery located in Washington State. Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges co-founded the winery in 1987 on Red Mountain.

As one of the first wineries and vineyards on Red Mountain, Hedges helped pioneer the renowned Red Mountain AVA, which was nominated as AVA of the Year in 2014 by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

Today, Hedges Family Estate manages 120 acres of vineyards on Red Mountain and has the largest Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyards in Washington State.

With its estate Red Mountain fruit, Hedges produces wines under the La Haute Cuvee, Hedges Family Estate, and Descendants Liegeois Dupont labels. In addition, Hedges has two brands that feature grapes from some of the finest vineyards in Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA – CMS by Hedges and House of Independent Producers (HIP).

Wines from Hedges Family Estate are distributed in all 50 states and in 25 countries internationally. For information, please see www.hedgesfamilyestate.com.

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