Laura Diaz Muñoz
Laura’s confidence and poise illuminate the elegant wines of Galerie, her first solo winemaking project. As the name suggests, this collection is an expressive exhibition of her artistry.
Laura Díaz Muñoz has loved wine since her first sip of Albariño. She vividly recalls summer vacations with her family in northern Spain, sharing sips from her father’s wineglass as they watched fresh seafood arrive on fishing boats. The moment she tried her hand at winemaking, she knew she had found her medium as an artist.
Laura completed her graduate degree in enology at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, then mastered the essential disciplines of her field at Finca Otero before seeking new inspiration and lessons in other parts of the world. Her work in New Zealand and Chile taught her much about the influence of terroir on varietal characteristics, and how culture and past experience influence a person’s enjoyment of different wine styles.
Her next job brought her to Napa Valley to work with renowned Winemaker Chris Carpenter on the wines of Cardinale and Lokoya. Under Chris’s guidance, she learned to stay true to her vision, to be patient and to channel her tremendous passion for the work into the stamina and determination necessary for her ambitious standards.