Each day as we gaze at the surrounding vineyards, we are reminded of the first Ceja vine. Planting our first vine together in rich Carneros soil was an exciting moment. That vine symbolized our bond as a family and strengthened our shared commitment to produce premium wines. We proudly continue a three-generation tradition of growing choice grapes in the beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys. We invite you to join us on our journey.
As you explore our website you'll see, repeated often, a bell with the Latin inscription: vinum (wine), cantus (song), and amor (love). In Mexico, church bells ring to reveal the time, announce community celebrations or call parishioners to church. We have adopted the bell as our trademark, and symbolically ring it now to invite you to become a part of Ceja Vineyards.
Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino family owned winery founded by Amelia, Pedro, Armando and Martha Ceja – first generation Mexican-American winegrowers in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Our dedication to sustainable agriculture and the gentle handling of the grapes in the cellar can be tasted in every sip of our estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, blends and Dulce Beso – a late harvest white wine.
"The cool Carneros climate allows our grapes to remain on the vine longer, achieving high acidity and ultimate flavor development. We tend our vines diligently and wait for the exact moment when full maturation has been reached before harvesting. Minimal interference is needed during crushing. Fruit is handled gently during the wine making process and we select the best yeast strains to carry out the fermentation. The grapes speak for themselves, expressing full flavor, resulting in wines that are crisp, with a hint of the tropics and depth of character. As a family of growers, we are so proud of our grapes; we wish we could bottle them right from the vine." - Armando Ceja, Winemaker