Lino Bozzano

Lino Bozzano comes by his title of Vice President Vineyard Operations honestly; as a third-generation California farmer, he has been learning how to steward the land since childhood. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in Crop Science in 1996, he took a viticulture position at Bien Nacido Vineyard, home to some of the most revered fruit and most respected winemakers in the world. By observing the effects of his vineyard practices, the soils, and the climate on the finished wines, Lino gained a pragmatist’s understanding of what it means to be a “wine-grower”.

He later went on to manage vineyards for the David Bruce Winery, witnessing drastically different growing conditions at 2,200 feet in the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation. But in 2004, Lino returned to the Central Coast to take the position of Vice President Vineyard Operations for Laetitia, and has been a vital member of the team ever since. His knowledge of the 620 acres under vines extends to nuances in soil type, topography and micro-climate of any given vineyard row, not to mention the seven grape varieties – including ten clones of Pinot Noir – grown on the estate. In terms of style, “Every block is approached from a ‘wine-growing’ standpoint,” says Lino. “My goal is to farm every block of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a way that will distinctively express the site.”

Lino is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program; a member of both the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and the Central Coast Vineyard Team; and serves on the board of directors for the Central Coast Wine Growers Association. Off the Laetitia property, if Lino isn’t spending time with his children Richie and Leah, he is probably surfing or making small lots of his own wine on the side.

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