by E. B.
July 3, 2004
1. Sparkling Wine
2. Sauvignon Blanc
3. Pinot Blanc
5. Pinot Noir
7. Petite Syrah
8. Cabernet Sauvignon
Unfortunately, I tasted the wines on an empty stomach, so I was starting to feel the effects of the wine. I did purchase the Sauvignon Blanc and the Merlot, but both were from the Barnwood Vineyards label rather than the Laetitia label. I found the other wines good, but not enough to purchase them. The wines ranged in price, $14-$28 a bottle. La Colline Pinot Noir is $60. The Pinot Noir was also very good, but I preferred the Merlot since I like the deeper taste of the tannins.
We ventured into the picnic area where you can stop and sip wine with a lunch. Since I was planning on going to a grocery store in Pismo Beach, we did not have any food with us. So my friend and I explored the visitor’s area, looked at the several lizards on the pathway, and tried to make friends with a cat on the grounds. After a several minutes, I was ready to hit the road again.
I did not realize that they are many wineries close by to the Pismo Beach area, so next time that I visit Pismo Beach, I will definitely make it a wine tasting trip, i.e. bring sandwiches to eat before hitting the wineries. Laetitia Vineyard is open for tastings 11am-5pm. The phone number is 805/481-1772.
From journal Road Trip to Pismo Beach