What does a running club and a wine club have in common? C’est moi! As the Wine Club Manager here at Ceja Vineyards I spend a lot of my time talking with members, pouring wine, setting up appointments for tastings, and dealing with wine shipping logistics. But on the off hours I belong to another type of club, the Vinerunners here in Napa. Our motto is “a drinking club with a running problem” for a very good reason! Almost everyone in the club is connected to the wine industry in one way or another and very dedicated to it – we are in the Napa Valley after all – but we are also very dedicated to running. Often when I move to a new city I immediately begin searching the web for a running club, I know we will instantly have a commonality and there will undoubtedly be runners in my ability range, but here in Napa it is two-fold. Wine and running? What could be more perfect? For me, not much else. So the next time you are visiting Napa and if you have an inkling to go for a scenic run with some wine drinking running fools, come meet us on Thursdays at 6 pm or at 8:30 am on Saturdays at the Napa Running Company, 942 Main Street in downtown Napa.
Wendy Newman, Ceja Vineyards' wine club manager, explains the ins-and-outs of this fabulous familia. You can join the fun too! From festive fiestas to access to exclusive award winning wines, being a Casa Ceja wine club member is a must for any wine aficionado.
Amelia Ceja prepares one of Mexico's most traditional pre-Columbian soups - Pozole. This dish is made from nixtamalized cacahuazintle corn. Amelia adds chicken this time around but pork, turkey, pork rinds or even sardines can compliment this warm soup. Vegetarian and vegan versions also exist. Amelia chooses Ceja Vineyards' Vino de Casa Red Blend as the perfect wine pairing. Salud!