About Diana Hawkins

Diana Hawkins left her corporate job to follow her passion for wine and has never looked back. She is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and has worked at top Chicago restaurants including the James Beard award-winning Lula Cafe, and three Michelin star Alinea. In 2017, she moved to New Zealand to pursue her Master's in Wine Science from the University of Auckland. She now lives on Waiheke Island with her husband and is an Assistant Winemaker at McBride Sisters Collections, working on their New Zealand wines. She is having a great time working with them and is looking forward to doing another California harvest in 2021. Contact Diana on Instagram: @vinenoir.