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Laetitia Winery and Thomas Hill Organics presenting at James Beard House 

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery announced its invitation to join Thomas Hill Organics Bistro’s Chef Christopher Manning to present a dinner at the storied James Beard House in New York City on Saturday, April 25.

Winemaker Eric Hickey and Chef Christopher Manning

Winemaker Eric Hickey and Chef Christopher Manning

“A chance to share a taste of the Central Coast at the James Beard House is a true honor,” said Eric Hickey, Laetitia’s president and head winemaker, “especially in collaboration with a talent like Chef Manning. His cuisine and Laetitia wines say so much about the beauty and bounty of this place we call home.”

“Cooking at the James Beard House is a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Chef Manning, who presented a dinner there as executive chef of Domaine Chandon’s étoile Restaurant in Napa. “I feel lucky to be invited back, this time representing the Central Coast and Thomas Hill Organics while partnering with Laetitia and their phenomenal wines.”

About the James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.

Converted from the home of the influential American gastronome whose name it bears, the James Beard House continues to be a center for celebrating taste, skill, and artistry in American foodways, including a kitchen and dining room to feature up-and-coming talents and as an important meeting place for America’s food community.

About Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Since 1982, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery has produced wines that champion the character and diversity of the Arroyo Grande Valley AVA. Originally founded by an established French Champagne house, the Laetitia estate carries on in the longstanding traditions of Burgundy and Champagne with a focus on small-lot pinot noir and sparkling wines.

Valuing legacy, balance, innovation, and sustainable practices from harvest to glass, the Laetitia team works from vintage to vintage to ensure that every bottle of Laetitia wine is as expressive as the land from which it originates. For more information about Laetitia Vineyard & Winery please call (805) 481-1772, 1-888-809-VINE, or visit

About Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar

With a dynamic menu reflecting local abundance, Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar sources a vivid array of fresh ingredients to concoct bold, imaginative dishes. What began as a humble organic CSA showcasing the Central Coast’s bounty quickly evolved into a popular destination for honest food, creatively prepared.

Owner Debbie Thomas and Executive Chef Christopher Manning believe in the significance of organic, regionally produced food, working with local farmers and purveyors for poultry, seafood, grass-fed beef, lamb and exotic meats. Nearby farmers provide all fruits and vegetables, which are always straight-from-the-earth fresh, and breads are crafted by local bakers who are celebrated artisans of their trade. For more information about Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar or to make a reservation, please visit or call (805) 226-5888.

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