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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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Guest Blog from VP Vineyard Ops, Lino Bozzano: When to Harvest

February 17, 2015

In the wine world we are constantly talking about the importance of viticulture. How the subtleties of soil, climate, canopy management, etc. effect the flavors and nuances of a wine. Somehow, by having the perfect climate and best viticulture practices we will make great wine. However, there is one key decision that needs to be […]

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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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Sparkling Wine/Champagne Lingo

December 27, 2013

The new year is almost here!  It’s time to reflect on the year past, think about new year’s resolutions and most importantly, make plans for your NYE celebration!  Alright, maybe that isn’t more important than setting year-long goals for yourself or acknowledging your achievements in the past year but it sure is fun!  It seems […]

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Droughts & Wine Grapes

May 6, 2013

I get asked all the time, “How will the drought affect the grapes, will they be OK?”  My response is the same every time, I politely smile and say, “the grapes will be fine, it’s the wells I worry about.”  In fact, what many people don’t realize is the West Coast, more specifically, California has […]

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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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Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

September 26, 2011

This past weekend Arroyo Grande has it’s Annual Harvest Festival, celebrating and recognizing the Arroyo Grande Valley agricultural industry and providing agriculture related educational activities and displays for the community.  On display in the Agricultural Pavilion this year were restored antique tractors, a bee keeping display, a dairy table, vegetable decorating and last but not […]

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Laetitia Vineyard & Winery 2011 Harvest Shirts!

August 23, 2011

With harvest here, there are many exciting things to look forward to, some of which are; harvest being over AND HARVEST T-SHIRTS!!!  Every year we get to create a few designs in-house that we vote on and the best turn into harvest shirts for our vineyard workers and employees.  Welp, all of the above has […]

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Harvest at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery has BEGUN!!

August 19, 2011

It’s that time of year again!  Harvest has officially begun and we have started harvesting our delicious estate fruit to make our award-winning Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wines.  On Saturday, August 20th we would like to invite you out to get in the coquard presses and stomp grapes with us!  The stomping will take place from […]

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