The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane

This episode features Ehlers Estate Winemaker, Laura Diaz Munoz. Laura and I talk about her winemaking roots in Spain, her work around the globe, the singular focus of estate winemaking, organic farming, and growing the Bordelais varietals up-valley in Napa.


  • Ehlers Estate - Napa, CA

  • Terrratorium Wines

  • Send me an email if you want to join the Zoom meeting about building Terratorium on 4/16/2021

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