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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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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: A Perfect Pairing of Delicious Food, Wine and Guests

April 16, 2015

One of the joys of working in the wine business is tasting fabulous and unusual food paired with our wine. The creativity that goes into pairings always astounds me and I was certainly surprised and thrilled by our dinner at Portofino in Atlanta this last Tuesday night. Our 30-year-old chef Matt Marcus created an out-of-this-world […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist/PCA, Kelsey Ryan: Owl Boxes

April 14, 2015

When producing wine grapes, it is a primary concern of the grape grower to protect their crop from native and invasive pests including insects, diseases and animals. At Laetitia, we make every effort to implement a long-term, successful and safe approach to managing pests, while also protecting the habitat we farm on. Encouragement of beneficial […]

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SLO Wine Country 25th Anniversary Celebration!

April 1, 2015

In honor of SLO Wine Country Association‘s 25th Anniversary we are celebrating all month long with different events each week! All Month 25th Anniversary Tasting Flight NV Laetitia Brut Cuvée, 2013 Laetitia Estate Chardonnay, 2013 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir, 2013 Laetitia Clone 5 Pommard Pinot Noir & 2013 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir. $10 (waived […]

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Guest Blog from Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey: Rosé Colored Wine Glass

March 11, 2015

Several years ago I was at a pouring at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History. The wines featured that day were our Brut Cuvée and our Brut Rosé. The guests that I would be serving were enjoying a trip on a “wine trail”, which means that they were all traveling on busses from one destination to another and […]

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Guest Blog from VP Vineyard Ops, Lino Bozzano: When to Harvest

February 17, 2015

In the wine world we are constantly talking about the importance of viticulture. How the subtleties of soil, climate, canopy management, etc. effect the flavors and nuances of a wine. Somehow, by having the perfect climate and best viticulture practices we will make great wine. However, there is one key decision that needs to be […]

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Giving Back…And Forward

February 11, 2015

On Thursday, January 29, President and Winemaker, Eric Hickey, presented donations to local charities, The Family Care Network and Woods Humane Society, from the proceeds of our 2012 NADIA Quattro red blend. “As a sustainable vineyard and winery, we are always looking for ways to contribute to the sustainability of our community,” says Hickey, “We’ve made […]

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