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Laetitia’s 2017 Harvest

September 14, 2017

It’s harvest again, a time we look forward to all year and once it starts we can’t wait for it to be over. Harvest – the fruit of our labor in the vineyard, the result of so many different factors: pruning, trellising, micro-climates, planting, soils and ultimately the weather. In 2017 the weather has affected […]

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Introducing the 2011 NADIA Port

April 19, 2017

New Release! Thrilled to introduce our 2011 NADIA Port in the Tasting Room.  Eric LOVES making this extra-curricular wine. Okay, we admit it’s a bit like a vanity project, since our bottling is small: 211 cases. (This is about double what we usually release.) We’re also not known for our Port — an incentive for Eric to […]

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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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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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Guest Blog from Winemaker, Eric Hickey: World of Pinot Noir

February 28, 2013

In the wine industry there are hundreds of trade and consumer events we have the opportunity to participate in.  They afford us the time to share our latest releases and get valuable feedback from wine tasters and industry leaders.  Truth be told, there are really only a few I get excited about and one in […]

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2012 Harvest Wrap Up from Eric Hickey

November 17, 2012

The calm after the storm.  Harvest 2012 is complete.  What was it like?  Let Winemaker Eric Hickey fill you in on the details: “Harvest started late due to the cool summer we had.  About 20% of the Pinot Noir was in the 23.5 brix range, putting us at alcohols of around 13.2%.  The crop was […]

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Wine Tasting Videos

December 7, 2011

We are excited to release our first ever round of tasting note videos from our Father-Son Winemaking Team Dave & Eric Hickey!  These videos are aimed at shedding some light on Winemakers’ practices and what they look for from each vintage of our wines.  We also created a video of Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey sabering […]

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Wine Tasting Videos

October 27, 2011

We have been working on some cool new tasting videos of our winemakers, Eric & Dave Hickey, to take our tasting notes to the next level and give our favorite wine drinkers a little more direction when it comes to looking for the subtleties and nuances in our wine. These videos will also give food […]

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Our Trip to Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard

October 18, 2011

Last week, we took a trip to our second vineyard, Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, home of Barnwood and NADIA wines, to snap a couple shots and take a look at how our fruit is coming along this year.  Take a look at the pictures in Ventucopa of the SBHV House, vineyard and our winemaker, Eric […]

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