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Ceja Vineyards

Dalia Ceja
 
February 16, 2017 | Dalia Ceja

Behind The Vines: Meet Pedro Ceja

Pedro Ceja harvesting grapes in 1982

Behind The Vines: Meet Pedro Ceja, Founder & Engineer

If there’s a way to build it, Pedro Ceja will find it. Coming as he did to the Napa Valley at the age of 12 and working with his father—a bracero—Pedro’s heart has always been in Napa’s vineyards and the pursuit to leave a legacy of the Ceja familia.

Pedro, who graduated from Napa Valley College in 1977 with a degree in electrical engineering, is a great fan and supporter of the NVC where he studied telecommunications, electronics and radio frequencies is grateful for the education he received. “The NVC gave me the opportunity to secure my future and my existing job as an electrical engineer with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.” The company is the world leader in scientific products and services with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. The company’s mission is “to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.”

Pedro knows from his work as an engineer that even the simplest product represents a lot of skill and work. He brings a forward-looking practicality and analytical eye to the family’s expanding the Ceja winery plans. “Creating a beach with one grain of sand at a time is a lot of work.” As Pedro unfurls the architect’s rendering of the new winery building that Pedro designed many times in his mind over the years, there’s an understated pride in his explanation of each detail. There’s also a sense that this milestone in the life of the family is only the beginning of a long future that Pedro can already see.

 

Time Posted: Feb 16, 2017 at 3:55 PM
Ariel Ceja
 
February 15, 2017 | Ariel Ceja

Salsa Con Vino: A Celebration of Dance, Music & Wine

Salsa Con Vino Event March 11th

Ceja Vineyards, Dance Papi and the Napa Valley Opera House present “Salsa Con Vino,” a lively celebration of dance, music and wine on Saturday, March 11th. This community dance event includes live salsa and timba music by Rumbaché, salsa lessons by Nick & Serena and DJ Pepe Timba to keep things hot on the dance floor.

7:30 pm | Doors Open
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm | Salsa Lesson by Nick & Serena
8:45 pm - 10:45 pm | Live Salsa & Timba Music by Rumbaché
11:00 pm - 1:00 am | DJ Pepe Timba

General Admission Tickets
$15 (+ fee) in advance when purchased online
$20 (+ fee) at the door

Purchase Tickets!

Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main St
Napa, CA 94559

Wine, Beer & Cocktails Available for Purchase

Live Salsa & Timba Music by Rumbaché
Rumbaché has established themselves as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa Bands! Fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk and whatever else they can find to spice up the mood, they provide a hard hitting style of playing. And while you can hear them interpreting the classic and contemporary Cuban and Salsa repertoire, they are not shy with their own expression, as evidenced by their hit debut CD “Llego La Fiesta”, released in April of 2011. Rumbaché is the voice of youth for San Francisco's Salsa & Timba scene, and ignites enthusiasm in dancers and musical connoisseurs alike.

Salsa Lessons by Nick & Serena
Nicholas Van Eyck and Serena Wong are the founders and directors of Salsa Vale Todo: the premier Bay Area Cuban salsa dance group. Dancing professionally since 2000, this dynamic duo have taught and performed at salsa congresses, festivals and cruises throughout the US and internationally. Nick and Serena are also the organizers of the famed San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival that takes place every February and the historic Hotel Whitcomb.  

DJ Pepe Timba
For over a decade DJ Pepe Timba has been one of the most requested salsa, timba and reggaeton DJs in Northern California. Pepe's great song selections, mixing skills and ability to elevate the mood of any dance venue keeps him in heavy rotation at numerous Bay Area clubs and dance festivals.

Dance Papi is the best place on the web to learn salsa, Cuban salsa, conga drums and hand percussion online for free. New dance and music video lessons monthly.

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2017 at 2:57 AM
Dalia Ceja
 
January 24, 2017 | Dalia Ceja

Add Some Spice To Your Everyday Life!

Last week I was honored to share my story with Cru Podcast - Stories from The People Behind the Wine! I had a blast chatting with founder, Chappy Cottrell, about my career, passion projects, family story and much, much more!

Time Posted: Jan 24, 2017 at 1:43 PM
Dalia Ceja
 
January 9, 2017 | Dalia Ceja

Behind the Vines: Meet Amelia Morán Ceja

Behind the Vines: Meet Amelia Morán Ceja, President & Founder

Her philosophy: Amelia Morán Ceja reveals her conviction that the diligent pursuit of a passion is key to success. She notes, “My grandmother told me, whatever you do, if you love it and learn everything you can about it, you will always be successful.”

Amelia’s love affair with food started in Las Flores, Jalisco, Mexico, where she began cooking on her own at the age of eight in the farm kitchen of a strong maternal grandmother. “Mamá Chepa” taught Amelia to cook with fresh, home grown ingredients. When Amelia joined her father, Felipe Morán, in Rutherford in 1967, Amelia threw herself into her new world. On her first weekend in the Napa Valley, Amelia was in the vineyard, harvesting with a knife that seemed half the size of the petite 12-year old.

Along with her key roles at Ceja Vineyards, some of her other passions include social justice causes and giving back to the community. She's the recipient of the 2016 Dolores Huerta Farmworker Justice Award and she's honored to share her story as the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming MLK Monday Community Celebration. Join her for a community gathering celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King while continuing his legacy through a day of action and compassion.

MLK Monday Community Celebration Event - Everyone is Welcome!
When: Monday, January 16th, 2017
Where: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Address: 960 Caymus St, Napa Ca 94559
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Photo by Sarah Deragon

Time Posted: Jan 9, 2017 at 4:52 PM
Dalia Ceja
 
January 5, 2017 | Dalia Ceja

Grab 2017 by the Horns and a Bottle of Ceja Wine!

Behind The Vines: Meet Armando Ceja, Winemaker 

His philosophy: “Making wine is more like making preserves than jam,” he says; he favors preserving bright fruit over highly-extracted flavors and high alcohol because it creates wines that stay balanced, youthful and vibrant.

Armando made his first wine when he was 17 years old. He jumped at the offer of a free lot of Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon grapes turning it into his first vintage. After earning an associate degree in chemistry, he graduated in 1985 from UC Davis with a BS in Enology. From there, he worked at Kenwood Vineyards in both winemaking and vineyard management before joining the management team at the Christian Brothers winery on Mt. Veeder. His experience as a viticulturist and enologist continued to thrive from there. 

Balance and perspective is key for him as a winemaker. “I know my roots,” says Armando. “I enjoy being with my crew and I enjoy being with other winemakers. I am who I am. My job is to ensure that the fermentation is going clean and that the things that make good wine are in place. The biggest compliment is when someone says, ‘I had a glass of your wine. I really enjoyed it.'

Time Posted: Jan 5, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Dalia Ceja
 
October 25, 2016 | Dalia Ceja

Rain or Shine Drink Ceja Wine!

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
Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

1 cauliflower rinsed and cut into flowerets
4 leeks rinsed and thinly sliced crosswise
1 chopped yellow onion
....READ MORE....

 

Time Posted: Oct 25, 2016 at 3:53 PM
Dalia Ceja
 
September 22, 2016 | Dalia Ceja

We're featured on NBC Latino's "One Heritage, Two Generations" series!

 

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!

Time Posted: Sep 22, 2016 at 4:32 PM
Dalia Ceja
 
July 6, 2016 | Dalia Ceja

Mission San Francisco Solano: A Wine Connection

 

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.

Time Posted: Jul 6, 2016 at 1:52 PM
Ariel Ceja
 
March 29, 2016 | Ariel Ceja

Ceja Vineyards is Heading to Alaska

Ceja Vineyards is Heading to Alaska

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

Time Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Ariel Ceja
 
November 24, 2015 | Ariel Ceja

American Thanksgiving With Pozole

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?

 
American Thanksgiving With Pozole

American Thanksgiving tables are as diverse as America’s people. Amelia Moran Ceja of Ceja Vineyards shares with us why Pozole makes it onto her table every year:

Posted by AJ+ on Monday, November 23, 2015
Time Posted: Nov 24, 2015 at 12:18 PM