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Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Kelsey Ryan: Falconry

August 6, 2014

As soon as wine grapes begin to develop color and accumulate sugar (veraison), the grape berries become highly attractive to native and migrating birds, including finches and European Starlings. Several techniques can be used to deter birds from damaging the crop. Bird netting is effective but usually can’t entirely exclude birds from accessing the crop. […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Dave Terry: 2 Weeks Out

July 29, 2014

At our Laetitia Vineyard, the year was marked by an uncharacteristically dry spring with higher than normal night time temperatures.  This resulted in a mid-February bud break—almost 3 weeks earlier when compared to 2012 and 2013.  The warmer than usual spring temperatures accelerated shoot growth, bloom,  fruit set and veraison.  However,  this changed during the […]

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Vineyard Update with Lino Bozzano

July 17, 2012

Today I visited the vineyard with VP of Vineyard Operations, Mr. Lino Bozzano, for a little vineyard update.  Here’s the current scoop at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery: In the vineyard we are in the process of cleaning up, mowing and hedging, where needed.  Our vines are going through veraison and are about 4 weeks out […]

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