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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Women and Wine

September 15, 2014

What a glorious time to be at Laetitia! This past week we hosted 20 women who work for our distributor in California, Southern Wines and Spirits and its fine wine division, American. They explained to me that unlike men who frequently bond over Super Bowl or other sporting events, the Women and Wine counterpart at […]

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Why We Harvest Fruit at Night

September 8, 2014

If you drive by the winery after hours during this time of year you may notice the vineyard rows illuminated with flood lights as workers carefully harvest the years bounty throughout the night hours. There are many advantages to harvesting at night, for the wines and crews alike. VP of Vineyard Operations, Lino Bozzano notes, […]

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To our Wine Club Members – Change up your club!

September 2, 2014

We strive to have the happiest wine club members around and one of the ways we ensure you have a wonderful experience in our club is an option we provide to allow our club members to switch clubs at ANY time! We offer four clubs to choose from and we understand that during the holidays, […]

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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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