Love is in the Air!

This week was a double whammy for us in terms of celebration.

Why, you ask? Well, our 2013 Laetitia Brut Rosé just received 90 points in Wine Spectator and my dad, Selim Zilkha, just received an Honorary Degree – Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California!

What honors. I love it! I also love my dad, Laetitia Owner, Doctor Selim Zilkha. The Conferring of the Degree-6

Dr. Selim Zilkha, you ask? USC chose to acknowledge him in part for his humanitarian service as well as his dedication and commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, illnesses which affected my grandmother, my uncle and my aunt. But, for us, we can now officially refer to him as ‘Doctor’ and we’re thrilled about it.

My dad was typically charming and understated in his acceptance speech and did not miss the opportunity to recognize our Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard as the most exciting American Viticultural Region in California.

Selim’s face lights up each time he’s there. It’s a great pleasure for me to watch him reconnect to the mountains, the beautiful vineyards, the soil, and to the unique features of the high desert plateau. Under his leadership, our team devotes time to growing the reputation of SBHV as a unique area known for the quality of its grapes.4Guys

To this end, we make small improvements there each year – notably a new frost protection system (it gets very cold out there), and canopy management so that just enough light seeps through to nurture the grapes without burning them in the growing season (it also gets very hot out there).

By the way…NADIA wines come from the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard.

Purchase any of the NADIA wines (including this month’s special, The “Other” Red 2-Pack) and let us know what you think. We definitely think we present great value at a great price. Do you?

We clinked glasses all weekend long in honor of Dr. Selim’s new title and our 90-point winner, 2013 Laetitia Brut Rosé. Father’s Day may be only one day a year but I know everyday that I have a really special father and I’m lucky to be his daughter.

NadiaSelimYes, I love my dad, the Doctor. He’s dynamic, enthusiastic, smart, funny, engaging, accomplished, thoughtful, entrepreneurial, philanthropic, curious, and a great host.

I also love him just because he’s my dad.

You never know where wine will take you…

Nadia

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