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Harvest Celebration 3-Pack & Annual Grape Stomp

August 13, 2014

Harvest has finally arrived and we want to let you in on the fun! No, we won’t make you pick grapes or dig out tanks but we want to invite you out to stomp some grapes with us in our Coquard basket presses to kick off the season! On Saturday, August 23rd we are hosting […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Kelsey Ryan: Falconry

August 6, 2014

As soon as wine grapes begin to develop color and accumulate sugar (veraison), the grape berries become highly attractive to native and migrating birds, including finches and European Starlings. Several techniques can be used to deter birds from damaging the crop. Bird netting is effective but usually can’t entirely exclude birds from accessing the crop. […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Dave Terry: 2 Weeks Out

July 29, 2014

At our Laetitia Vineyard, the year was marked by an uncharacteristically dry spring with higher than normal night time temperatures.  This resulted in a mid-February bud break—almost 3 weeks earlier when compared to 2012 and 2013.  The warmer than usual spring temperatures accelerated shoot growth, bloom,  fruit set and veraison.  However,  this changed during the […]

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Brut Coquard Vertical

July 7, 2014

It is rare that we have the opportunity to offer a vertical of any of our wines, let alone one of our Sparkling Winemaker’s favorites. Our Brut Coquard, simply put, was first made as a tribute to the wooden coquard basket presses we use to press our fruit destined  for the sparkling wine program. Back in […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: NADIA Quattro

June 23, 2014

In the beginning of the new wine project in 2007, that became NADIA wines, I never imagined the new wine would be named after me. In part that’s why the cork reads “You never know where life will take you.” After all, I grew up studying English literature in London, worked in finance in New […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 5, 2014

Father’s Day is coming quickly and we’ve created a handy gift guide with plenty of options sure to please your wine-loving pop. He can create an outdoor oasis with a handmade ice chest repurposed from a used wine barrel, wearing his favorite sunglasses, held on by a cork sunglass cord (that will float when dropped […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Kelsey Ryan: Insectary Plantings

May 29, 2014

At Laetitia Vineyard & Winery we are committed to protecting our natural resources while producing quality fruit. We are SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice) and the standards set forth look at many interrelated elements of the entire farming operation including soil fertility, wildlife, pest management, cover crops and more. One specific element we focus on […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Burgundy Forever

May 27, 2014

We were really lucky to have meetings at 9 different Domaines in Burgundy wine country last week. In the Côte d’Or, we went to the Domaine Michel Gros, the Comte de Vogue, Domaine Jean Claude Boisset, Marchand-Tawse, (a negociant and Domaine), Domaine Decelle Villa and Domaine Faiveley. In the Côte de Beaune, we visited Domaine Louis […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Champagne Day 2

May 20, 2014

TASTE, TASTE, TASTE was Eric’s mantra today after we visited the Champagne Houses of Billecart-Salmon and Krug. What better way for a winemaker and his team to figure out exactly what’s going on with his wines in the casks or barrel. In wine, as in life, we know where we want to go but we […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Back to our roots at Champagne Deutz

May 19, 2014

Eric, Dave, Lino and I have arrived in France for a week. It was quite a challenge arranging visits with various wineries in Burgundy and Champagne. Some wineries were obviously more receptive than others, some were just not able to accommodate us as they didn’t have enough wine due to short back to back vintages. […]

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