Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Dave Terry: A Day in the Life of a Night-Harvester

September 18, 2015

Harvest can be a busy and disorienting time of the year. I say “disorienting” because it marks a shift where we begin working during the nighttime rather than during the day. We harvest during the night because the cool temperatures and lack of sunshine protect the compositional integrity of the fruit. Most times the fruit […]

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Laetitia on the Road-The James Beard Dinner in the Somm Journal

August 28, 2015

We recently made our way to New York for an exclusive Laetitia Winemaker Dinner at the infamous James Beard House. We were paired with Thomas Hill Organics of Paso Robles, CA for a one-of-a-kind experience highlighting all that the Central Coast has to offer. The dinner was a smashing success and included a beautiful line-up […]

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Wine Term Pronunciations

August 10, 2015

Even those in the wine industry are subject to the occasional mispronunciation when it comes to wine terminology. How could we not be when something that looks like it should be pronounced terror is actually pronounced teh-rwahr(terroir)? In any event, we’ve gathered some of the most tongue twisting words in the wine world to hopefully make […]

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Cooking with Laetitia: Linguine with Clam Sauce & Chardonnay

July 28, 2015

Linguine with Clam Sauce Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 16 ounces linguine – cook al dente as directed Clam Sauce • 5 tablespoons olive oil • 6 large cloves garlic – chopped • (4) 10 ounce cans chopped clams • 1/3 cup Laetitia Chardonnay • 2 large carrots finely chopped • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano – […]

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Red, White & Blue 4-Pack

June 29, 2015

Retail $115 • Sale $97.75 • Wine Club $80.50 Just in time for the 4th of July, we are offering a convenient 4-pack, perfect for your star spangled celebration. Included in the pack are NV Laetitia Brut Cuvée, 2014 NADIA Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Laetitia Clone 777 Pinot Noir and 2012 NADIA Trio, all at 15% off or […]

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Guest Blog from VP of Vineyard Ops, Lino Bozzano: Hang-time

June 17, 2015

It is always assumed that California is the land of the endless summer. Everybody lives at the beach, hangs out in swimsuits and swims in the warm ocean. However, the fact is California’s coastal climates are inverse to what most people think. Our winters are warm and our summers cool. The long growing season at […]

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Guest Blog from Head Winemaker, Eric Hickey: Laetitia Chardonnay

May 26, 2015

We tend to be a little Pinot-centric around here. Of course having 440 acres of Pinot Noir vines to work with will do that to you. But we also grow another fantastic varietal – Chardonnay. We have 85 acres spread out in three main areas of our ranch and make three different bottlings – Estate, […]

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Guest Blog from Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey: Croissant. Mademoiselle. La Tour Eiffel.

May 14, 2015

In the world of winemaking there is a constant evolution of ideas of how to make a better wine. For the winemaker this means that he may have to set up various experiments that may take many months, or even years to give him the results that he is looking for. But every once in […]

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Laetitia and Thomas Hill Organics at James Beard House – A Match Made in the West Village

April 30, 2015

Last Saturday night, Owner Nadia Zilkha, Winemaker Eric Hickey, and VP Vineyard Operations Lino Bozzano descended on the Mecca of American cuisine, the James Beard House, for a multi-course dinner presented alongside Thomas Hill Organics Chef Christopher Manning. The dinner sold out quickly, much to everyone’s delight, and included a beautiful line-up of pairings including: Pan-Seared […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: This is not selling, this is privilege!

April 22, 2015

Magic is the word I use as I reflect back on last week in Atlanta. Selling is hard. Or at least that’s what I used to think when I sold stocks and bonds at Merrill Lynch back in the 80s. I was pretty young and didn’t necessarily believe in the products I was selling. They […]

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