During one of my trips up the 101 during a torrential rain storm I wandered in from the storm to an amazing and comforting wine tasting room at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery. They had a beautiful fire burning in their fireplace and people were tasting wine and chatting.

Laetitia Winery Wall

Their shelves were filled with delicious looking olives, olive oils, and other goodies people enjoy with a good bottle of wine. They also had books, bottle openers, glasses and regional publications on wine. The women working in the tasting room were very helpful and after tasting a few of their wines I decided I loved their Estate Pinot Noir more than any Pinot I’d ever tasted. The Chardonnay was quite good, but the Brut Rose was just perfect.

Laetitia Pinot Noir

Laetitia has a wine club that offers great membership benefits including 30% discount on quarterly shipments. 20% discount throughout active membership on wines purchased online, over the phone or in the tasting room: a few exceptions. VIP invites to Winemaker Dinners and parties, etc. Holiday gift in December Wine Club. Complimentary wine tastings. Quarterly newsletter, emails on sales and events. A birthday gift certificate during your birthday month.

Oil Products

So, if you find yourself on highway 101 in Arroyo Grande, California, take a turn into Laetitia for a pleasant visit in their wine tasting room and have a taste of their really fine wines, especially the Pinot and Brut Rose; you will be happy you did. Their web address is www.laetitiawine.com.

By Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News, and does travel and food reporting on local radio/TV, she also contributes to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle publications, and is a member of IFWTWA and NATJA. Contact her at writebc@aol.com.