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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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Home Improvements

April 5, 2017

Yesterday we drove to Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard in the Cuyama Valley. With a very wet winter finally behind us, the valley was glorious with blankets of yellow wildflowers and long green grasses under a perfect blue sky. The first stop was to look at our impressive new reservoir. It seems like a mini-lake, filled […]

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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: Breaking Buds

March 21, 2014

Spring at last!  Longer days, more sunshine, more optimism and energy. After a long New York City winter, I was really excited to come to Laetitia this week to see concrete signs of spring in the vineyard. Immediately obvious: Laetitia looked completely different from 6 weeks ago where the drought was a constant worry and […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: AWS Tasting in the Electric City

January 31, 2014

Last Tuesday, I was invited by the American Wine Society in Scranton, Pennsylvania to talk about Laetitia, NADIA and all things wine. It was one of the coldest days and also one where 8 inches of snow were predicted for the area. I called David Falchek that morning to see whether the event may have […]

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It’s Grenache Day!

September 20, 2013

It’s International Grenache Day!  The day we celebrate the most widely planted grape in the world that is slowly but surely gaining the recognition (in the US) that it deserves.  Grenache is most often found in Rhône style blends as the component that shows ripe, red berry characteristics along with lovely spice and herbal notes.  […]

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JamesSuckling.com Scores!

October 13, 2011

We got some great news yesterday on new scores for our wines from our second vineyard, Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard!  JamesSuckling.com awarded us the following: “Barnwood is definitely a find for me, making excellent reds and whites.” “These people know how to make wine.” 2009 Barnwood GSM Blend-93 Points “This is wonderful with precise and […]

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