October is a magical time to visit Napa and Sonoma Valley. The change in season is like a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors displaying burnt orange, red and yellow hues. In honor of this rainy day weather, learn how to make my mom's savory cauliflower soup paired with Ceja Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. It's the perfect fall recipe + wine pairing!
Savory Cauliflower Soup
Serving Size: 8
Cook Time: 1hour
1 cauliflower rinsed and cut into flowerets
4 leeks rinsed and thinly sliced crosswise
1 chopped yellow onion
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Amelia and Dalia Ceja were selected to be featured on NBC Latino. We're grateful to our family and friends for the continued support!
Mission San Francisco Solano has a controversial past that includes grape growing and winemaking. Dalia Ceja highlights the emergence of this landmark.
Mission San Francisco Solano was the 21st, last and northernmost mission in Alta California. It was the only mission built in Alta California after Mexico gained independence from Spain.
The Mission was successful given its short eleven year life but was smaller in number of converts and with lower productivity and diversity of industries than the older California missions.
The mission building is now part of the Sonoma State Historic Park and is located in the city of Sonoma, California.
Ceja Vineyards is Heading to Alaska
7-Night Inside Passage Cruise to Alaska Aboard Celebrity Solstice
Sailing from Seattle, Washington on June 16, 2017
Ports include: Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria, British Columbia
Veranda cabins from: $1,994*
Price Includes complimentary Classic Beverage Package, including wine by the glass, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages valued at $454 per person.
Enjoy these private Ceja Vineyards events with Amelia Ceja:
• Welcome aboard wine reception
• Exclusive wine pairing luncheon with Amelia Ceja in Tuscan Grille
• Private Sommelier tour of the two-story glass wine tower
• Behind-the-scenes tour of Celebrity’s culinary operations
• 1 hour wine tasting featuring wines from Ceja Vineyards
• 1 hour cooking demonstration paired with Ceja wine
• Farewell cocktail and Salsa Fiesta with DJ
To book this exclusive wine cruise, or for more information contact:
Patty Hoey at AAA Travel
707-252-5619 • Patty.Hoey@goAAA.com
Check out this amazing AJ+ video featuring our favorite Pozole recipe narrated by Amelia Ceja in a new series titled American Thanksgiving! What's on your dinner table this Thanksgiving?
Dearest Ceja Members!
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” - Hamilton Wright Mabie
As December nears and the Holiday and Snuggle Season (Anyone else call it this? Just me?) begins, let us reflect upon our lives and those we hold dear. And wine. Can't forget about the goodness of wine. Heck, one of the reasons I get up every morning during this chillier weather is knowing that I'll be enjoying a glass or two later in the day...and by "a glass or two" I mean the entire bottle...who am I to kid. Speaking of which, we're excited to give y'all a preview of our upcoming December wine club selections.
Armando is thrilled to present our Carneros Merlot which showcases aromas of raspberries, chocolate spice, red currant and black fruit. The soft and supple tannins beautifully complement the long extended flavors. We're equally as delighted to include our sensational Vino De Casa Red Blend that exhibits aromas of bright cherries, dark fruit and ripe plum - great wines to pair with your festive dishes this holiday season.
Two Words: Latinas Rock.
We are over the moon to be featured in Cosmo for Latinas Magazine summer issue featuring Ceja as their top summer wine tasting destination in Sonoma!
"This gorgeous family-owned vineyard was founded by former Mexican migrant workers who used to pick grapes in the fields before they started their own vinedo. You will be inspired as well as delighted by both the winemakers and their award winning varietals like Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc..."
The May/June issue with Sofia Vergara is on stands now - pick up a copy today!
HOT OFF THE DIGITAL PRESS!
Please check out GEV Magazine's spring fashion cover featuring my mom and me for their first mother-daughter editorial. In this feature, read about Ceja Vineyards excitement around the combination of wine, women, food, fashion and fiestas. I would like to send a big shout out and thank you to the entire Gastronomique En Vogue Magazine team + Glam squad for bringing their vision to life. Please share with your family and friends!
Read full cover story HERE!
Lights.... Camera.... Action!
Go behind the scenes with the dynamic mother-daughter duo of Ceja Vineyards. Meet Dalia and Amelia Ceja as they share their passions of wine and food. Learn how to make Salmon Ceviche paired with Ceja Vineyards estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Directed by Kelley Moore via AND WE'RE LIVE. Salud!
P.S. Click HERE to watch more food and wine pairing videos from the Ceja ladies!
Happy Birthday Robert Mondavi!
Today celebrates Robert Mondavi’s 100th Birthday! He was not only the father of America’s wine but he elevated the idea of American wine and food as something to be celebrated, shared and savored.
Our family had a personal relationship with Robert Mondavi when they immigrated from Mexico to Napa in the 1960s and began working in the Oakville Vineyard Management Co. We are following in his traditions in building our own legacy and we thank him for his generosity and leadership. Today we raise our wine glasses to you Robert! Ole!