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Laetitia Wines & Thomas Hill Organics – A Perfect Pairing

October 22, 2014

Harvest is nearly complete! While no other four words could bring more joy to our harvest laborers, there’s something else special about this time of year that brings a twinkle to our eyes. Once harvest is complete, we are free to move on to celebrate the year’s bounty! Following with tradition, we are once again hosting […]

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Guest Blog from Sales & Marketing Admin, Jackie Leopold: A Trip to Gopher Glen Apple Farm

October 6, 2014

While out perusing for something to do a few weekends back, my husband and I stumbled upon Gopher Glen Apple Farm on See Canyon Road near Avila Beach. It’s a quaint, woodsy little barn sheltered in the picturesque canyon by native Sycamore trees and of course, orchards of beautiful apple trees. When we arrived in the […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Harvest 2014

September 23, 2014

One of the highlights on my trips to the West Coast is experiencing both the Laetitia and Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyards. As they’re 90 miles apart, one on the coast by San Luis Obispo and the other at 3,000 ft altitude in the Eastern Sierras of Santa Barbara County, the contrast in terroir is enormous. […]

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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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