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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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A Toast to You

December 28, 2016

Dear Readers, In our final blog post of the year Selim and I wanted to take a moment to appreciate your loyalty and patronage! We give many thanks to the loyal Wine Club Members who’ve enjoyed our quarterly wine club selection this past year. We thank those of you who’ve belonged to the wine club […]

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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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The Crush Chronicles: Part II

August 24, 2016

I have asked our Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey to share his Harvest experience over the next couple of months. Dave brings this critical moment of the year in wine to life. Thank you Dave for all you do and for your dedication to creating award-winning sparkling wines for 31 years.   Dave Hickey’s Diary:  Tuesday, August 23rd, […]

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30th Anniversary through the eyes of Dave Hickey

January 29, 2014

Back in 1985 I was offered a job to work at what was then Pressoir Deutz Winery.  It was a brand new winery right on the 101 freeway.  We bottled our single 1984 sparkling wine that spring and little did I realize that I would still be here in 2013 to see the start of […]

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Interview with the Vineyard Manager-Lino Bozzano

September 19, 2011

This week we grabbed ahold of Vice President, Vineyard Operations, Mr. Lino Bozzano, for a little Q&A session over a cup of Yerba Mate. This is what the manager of Laetitia Vineyard and Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard had to say:   What did you do before working in the wine industry? I grew up farming, […]

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