Laura Diaz Reshapes Ehlers Estate

The Madrid native is pushing the St. Helena Cabernet house into new territory

Laura Diaz Reshapes Ehlers Estate
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth says Laura Diaz is guiding positive changes at the estate, in both the vineyards and the cellar. (Alina Tyulyu)
From the Oct 31, 2022, issue

“I’m still learning,” says Laura Diaz, who has a calm air about her. “And one of the things I’m learning is, sometimes it’s better to wait.” Diaz, a Madrid native, came to the U.S. in 2007 as an intern and went on to work 10 years with winemaker Chris Carpenter at Lokoya, specializing in Napa Cabernets from mountain AVAs. Today, she’s in charge of winemaking at Ehlers Estate, located squarely on the valley floor at the northern end of St. Helena. Read about the estate's new direction under her leadership. 

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