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Visit to Santa Barbara Vineyard in the Cuyama Valley

May 30, 2018

Every time I return to our Santa Barbara Vineyard, I am struck anew by how stunning it is. This happens even when I’ve been a way for only a few days. But my return last week was after an absence of seven months. I went up with Lino Bozzano, our vineyard manager. The vineyard was […]

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Movies and Wine

January 9, 2018

Happy New Year! Frigid temperatures, rain or snow make for perfect movie-watching weather. Being that I live in New York, recent winter storms left me confined to the walls of my apartment. I’ve taken this opportunity to revisit my favorite wine-related movies (you can understand why).  I thought I’d share this list with you—in case […]

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Viticulture and Rain- An Intriguing Dialogue in California

July 11, 2017

It’s all about the rain! After recent downpours, I had assumed there’d be an abundance of fruit and vegetables in California. I live in New York now and was sure the torrents of rain had solved all the problems created by years of drought in California. But my daughter Daniela, who lives in San Francisco, […]

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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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Champagne Sparks Joy with (and without) Food!

February 8, 2017

My drink of choice on Valentine’s Day and to be honest, every day is bubbles. Bubbles come typically under different names: Champagne (the gold standard by definition can only be made in the Champagne region of France). Some other names for Sparkling Wines are: Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, Cremant from the Loire region […]

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Holiday 6-Pack

November 19, 2014

THE HOLIDAY 6-PACK IS HERE! Retail: $160.00 • Sale: $136.00 • Wine Club: $120.00 The holidays are quickly rolling around and we aim to make your shopping easy. Pick up a Holiday 6-Pack for any holiday gathering and you’ll be sure to have wines to suit every palates wants. (They also make a great gift!) This year, […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia: Laetitia & NADIA at the American Wine Society

November 3, 2014

I entered the wine business for two reasons—one, my father asked me to join him in his new venture and two, I absolutely love wine. Later, when we named one of our brands NADIA, after me, which I felt mixed about I decided it was OK because my favorite line is, “You never know where […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 5, 2014

Father’s Day is coming quickly and we’ve created a handy gift guide with plenty of options sure to please your wine-loving pop. He can create an outdoor oasis with a handmade ice chest repurposed from a used wine barrel, wearing his favorite sunglasses, held on by a cork sunglass cord (that will float when dropped […]

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Easter Wine Pairings

April 17, 2014

There are almost limitless possibilities when it comes to pairing food and wine for Easter celebrations but there is definitely a method to the madness. Here are a few different ways to go about pairing wine with food; pair wines that mimic the flavors of the foods, or wines that balance the highs and lows of the food(think; […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: A New Twist

April 7, 2014

If you’re on our e-mail list you’ve probably noticed that we’ve just released our 2013 spring 2 pack: the Laetitia Pinot Gris and NADIA Grenache Rosé. We’re selling together at 15% off in the Tasting Room and on our web cart.Shop for 2 pack These refreshing spring/summer wines will drink well as an aperitif or […]

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