Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Diana Garcia Gonzalez From France's Château Teynac

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. From California to Italy, from winemakers to sommeliers, these women’s stories are funny, touching, kismet, and inspirational. Plus, their favorite wines make a pretty amazing shopping list.

What started as a small feature is now a full-sized series, so make sure to stay tuned to learn about each and every one of these 10 women in wine. Next up is Diana Garcia Gonzalez, winemaker with Château Corconnac Cru Bourgeois and Château Teynac in Bordeaux, France.

Family-run since 1989, Château Teynac started out as a small 4.5 hectare (around 11 acres) vineyard in the middle of the St-Julien de Beychevelle village. Soon they acquired the nearby Château Corconnac and were able to purchase many more acres of vineyards to be what they are today. With 12.5 hectares (30 acres) in St. Julien and another eight hectares (around 19 acres) in Haut-Médoc, they have made quite the name for themselves in Bordeaux, France. The family brought in winemaker Diana Garcia Gonzalez in 2008 for both Château Teynac and Château Corconnac, who quickly started making a big impact. She launched innovations like a new cellar, stainless steel tanks (to allow for parcel-by-parcel winemaking), and new harvesting machines—she's also apparently a genius when caring for vines. Through her expertise and talents, she has helped make Château Teynac and Château Corconnac wines some of the best in the appellation. 

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in content design at Intuit. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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