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The Crush Chronicles: Part IV

September 21, 2016

Eric we’ve heard from Dave and Lino. . .your turn, What’s your take on the 2016 harvest?  We have completed about 25% – 30% of our Pinot harvest and have just pressed off the first lots and put them to barrel.  I am VERY pleased with how they taste, so I have to give a great […]

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The Crush Chronicles: Part III

September 7, 2016

It’s all hands on deck at the winery right now, our wine-making team is busy evaluating, tasting, and turning our precious grapes into wine. In the tasting room, our wine club is also very busy with pick-up parties and shipping our latest Wine Club to you, our dear customer. For Wine Club shipment and pick-up […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist/PCA, Kelsey Ryan: Owl Boxes

April 14, 2015

When producing wine grapes, it is a primary concern of the grape grower to protect their crop from native and invasive pests including insects, diseases and animals. At Laetitia, we make every effort to implement a long-term, successful and safe approach to managing pests, while also protecting the habitat we farm on. Encouragement of beneficial […]

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Guest Blog from President & Winemaker, Eric Hickey: To punch or pump?

January 8, 2015

I am often asked “how do you get so much color  in your Pinot Noir?” As with all things wine, it begins in the vineyard. The techniques we employ with canopy management ensure that the grapes naturally produce a large amount of color compounds in the skins. Our job in the winery is to extract […]

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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 Viticulturist, Kelsey Ryan: Insectary Plantings

May 29, 2014

At Laetitia Vineyard & Winery we are committed to protecting our natural resources while producing quality fruit. We are SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice) and the standards set forth look at many interrelated elements of the entire farming operation including soil fertility, wildlife, pest management, cover crops and more. One specific element we focus on […]

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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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2013 Harvest Wrap Up

November 12, 2013

The fruit is picked, the grapes are pressed and now it’s time to reflect on the 2013 harvest!  This year harvest spanned 2.5 months and we brought in  1,778 tons for the Laetitia and NADIA brands.  Harvest is both an exciting and nerve-wrecking time.  While we were anxious to see what the fruit tasted like, […]

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Composting at Laetitia

October 7, 2013

Have you ever tried composting at home?  If so, you know it’s a fairly simple process which entails reusing your food scraps and garden leftovers and working them over to create a nutrient-rich fertilizer that enhances the growth of new produce/vegetation.  Here at Laetitia we are always striving to be as sustainable as possible and […]

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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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