Laura Díaz Muñoz
Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, we produce organically farmed Bordeaux varietals within our 42-acre estate. Every detail, from farming to winemaking to hospitality, is meticulously crafted to design a singular experience for our guests.
Our story began in 1885 when Bernard Ehlers purchased the land and began planting vineyards on site. In 1886, he completed the stone winery which is now our dedicated hospitality space. Our signature wine, 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon is named in honor of that historic date.
Between 1923 and 1968, the estate changed ownership multiple times and underwent several name changes before being purchased in 1987 by Jean and Sylviane Leducq, who ultimately re-established the property and re-instated the Ehlers’ name.
Recognizing the global need for support and advancement in cardiovascular care, Jean and Sylviane created the Leducq Foundation in 1996 to benefit international cardiovascular and, now, neurovascular research. With the Leducqs passing, Jean in 2002 and Sylviane in 2013, Ehlers Estate became an asset of the Leducq Foundation and all of our proceeds continue to support their research.
With a Mediterranean spirit and Napa Valley approach, our winemaking and hospitality teams continue to execute Jean and Sylviane’s vision. Our winemaker, Laura Diaz Munoz, brings her experience and old- world style to the estate with a focus on making terroir-driven wines with balance and sophistication.
We welcome guests to the estate by appointment, which allows our hosts to spend focused time and attention on sharing our wines and story. A tasting at Ehlers feels more like a conversation in your living room.
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