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Tune into Latinas: From The Block To The Boardroom Podcast for your dose of inspiration and creativity featuring Amelia and Dalia Ceja. You will have the opportunity to hear us chat candidly about what happens behind the scenes at Ceja Vineyards. We cover topics with host, Theresa Gonzales, about empowering women, favorite food + wine pairings and how education has played a major role in inspiring us to build a brand. Please tune in and share!
Listen to podcast. Enjoy and happy "Thirsty Thursday" amigos!
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I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2008. It’s unbelievable to look back in time and reflect over the past eleven years! I’m proud to share my SF State story selected by the SF State Magazine editor. Here's to inspiring + empowering the next generation of students. Go Gators!
Read my SF State Story. I hope you enjoy!
Join Napa Valley's Premier Wine Familes
Come spend Sunday, September 22nd, with Dalia Ceja and NG: Next Generation in Wine! This event showcases Napa Valley’s most renowned multi-generational family owned wineries in one immersive day. The lineup will include a walk-around wine tasting and seasonal cuisine from the Club Lounge of the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco. Find a wine you love and take a bottle home with you that day! The following wineries will be in attendance and will have wines available for purchase on site:
BALDACCI FAMILY VINEYARDS + BARLOW VINEYARDS + CEJA VINEYARDS + KENEFICK RANCH WINERY + MONTICELLO VINEYARDS + ROBERT BIALE VINEYARDS + S.R. TONELLA CELLARS + SCIANDRI FAMILY VINEYARDS + YATES FAMILY VINEYARD
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $55.00 - $75.00
Ceja Vineyards Fan (Promo Code - THANKYOU): $55.00
Early Bird (purchased before September 1, 2019): $65.00
General Admission: $75.00
Location: Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco
300 Finley Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
Inviting All Foodies From The Bay Area And Beyond
Join Ceja Vineyards at Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews at Alameda Point’s City Hall West Parade Lawn in Alameda on Saturday, October 5th. This is an epicurean event and outdoor regional festival showcasing the finest in food and drink culture throughout Northern California in its benefit for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. We are excited to be a part of the event as an exhibitor and we hope you will join us there.
Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews will offer attendees the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the state’s most distinguished epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the local entertainment industry. Held in the heart of the Bay Area on the island city of Alameda, Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews is set to be one of the most exciting luxury events of the year.
Tickets for Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews are priced at $100 for General Admission, $200 for VIP and $75 for Designated Driver. The VIP experience includes an extra hour at the event, expedited entry, a private lounge area and music performance as well as access to elevated food and beverage purveyors.
For the general public, tickets will be 15% of until September 1, 2019. But, as a loyal Ceja fans, if you use the discount code CEJAVINE20, you can get 20% off General Admission or VIP online ticket sales.
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: $80.00 - $200.00
General Admission: $100.00
Ceja Vineyards Fan (Promo Code - CEJAVINE20): Get 20% off General Admission or VIP online ticket sales
Location: City Hall West Parade Lawn | Alameda Point
950 W Mall Square Alameda, CA 94501
¡Feliz Cumpleaños Papa Pedro Ceja!
First look with my dad on our wedding day! Such a special moment between us that I will never forget. Today is also his birthday and he looks more handsome than ever! As he always jokes, “I’m aging like a damn fine wine.” True story dad...
If there’s a way to build it, my dad will find it. This week we celebrate his artistic eye and contributions to Ceja Vineyards. From his work as an engineer, he understands that even the simplest product represents a lot of skill and work. He brings a forward-looking practicality and analytical eye to our Ceja winery plans. Next time you see him give him a big bear hug and grill him on the winery plans - he'll be in heaven!
P.S. Please visit www.daliaceja.com to see more of my wedding pictures!
Purpose fuels passion. The world needs more women storytellers, dreamers, change makers and action takers. There is no force more powerful or beautiful than women supporting each other.
Three generations of Ceja women coming together to empower the next generation. We all move forward when we recognize how resilient, supportive, empowering & passionate the women around us are. Today and everyday we celebrate women around the world!
Plan your next wine tasting experience focused around the Carneros wine growing region in Napa and Sonoma Valley! We are thrilled to partner with Beau Wine Tours who provide intimate VIP experiences that are unique to each client’s taste and wine preferences. Learn more about Beau Wine Tours and book your next tour!
Below, you’ll find some of my favorite wine tasting spots in Carneros! You will notice they share a few things in common: stunning views, award-winning wine portfolios, and unforgettable hospitality experiences! Unlike most of the Napa Valley’s famous AVA’s, Carneros is known largely for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, as well as famous sparkling houses like Domaine Carneros (check it out below!). Recently, other varieties have been planted as viticulturists experiment with the region’s rolling hills, cool fog, and warm daytime temperatures.
1. Ceja Vineyards
No brainer! Enhance your wine knowledge as you learn about our rich Mexican heritage and see what makes the Carneros region such a premier grape growing region. Nuestra casa es su casa, we look forward to hosting you in the near future!
2. Domaine Carneros
Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. Sit on the patio and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Carneros countryside.
3. Bouchaine Vineyards
Overlooking San Pablo Bay and both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Liana Estates is a picturesque winery perfect for an afternoon escape.
4. Artesa Winery
It's like a walking art gallery with wines and a view to match the beauty of Carneros.
Over the past few decades, night harvesting has been embraced as the best way to harvest wine grapes. Many of the finest wineries in the world practice this method, including Ceja Vineyards! Here are a few reasons why we've decided to take on this method:
BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR THE VINEYARD CREW
Let's be real, picking grapes by hand is back breaking work. All of our grapes are picked strictly by hand, making it extremely hard, meticulous work.
Although the Carneros agricultural zone may get cold at night, the days can be very warm, and our vineyard management crew quickly realized the benefits of not laboring through hot, sunny days. Pickers were able to work faster and more efficiently.
IT PRESERVES THE PURITY OF THE FRUIT
Keeping grapes cold protects the delicate flavors, skins and pulp. Heat can “cook” fruit destroying important acidity and softening pulp so the fruit tastes “flabby.” By picking when fruit is chilled, the grapes remain clean and fresh. You can taste the difference in the juice even before it’s made into wine.
IT MAXIMIZES WINERY EFFICIENCY
Interestingly, picking the grapes when they’re cold saves energy, because they don’t have to be mechanically pre-chilled before they’re crushed.
IT SHOWCASES BALANCED FRUIT FLAVORS
Cold temperatures keep acidity higher, minimize phenolic extraction of the skins and keep astringency in check. Warmth also changes the sugar composition of grapes, and can promote undesirable wild yeast fermentation. Higher sugar levels lead to the higher alcohols that Ceja avoids. By picking chilled, the resulting wine is fruit-forward but elegantly balanced, showcasing stone fruit nuances and vibrant acidity. Balance is key!
Please enjoy some raw night footage of our Ceja Vineyards harvest during previous years!
Exciting week! We bottled a variety of Ceja wines and are delighted to share with you these balanced, approachable and food friendly new vintages. Take a peek behind the scenes and what goes into bottling. Each wine was perfectly handcrafted by our winemaking team, Armando and Belen Ceja. Stay tuned for each new wine release over the next few months. Salud!
Coming Soon | New Wine Releases
2016 Reserva Carneros Chardonnay
2016 Vino de Casa White Blend (Arneis & Chardonnay blend)
2017 Bella Flor Rosé
2016 Carneros Pinot Noir
2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
P.S. Which one are you excited to try?!
America The Great Cookbook | Holiday Gift Idea!
We are honored to be included in it! What is American food? America The Great Cookbook's editor Joe Yonan of the Washington Post says, "American food is native food, and it is immigrant food.” Please read Diane Peterson's wonderful write-up on the Press Democrat highlighting Amelia Ceja's Chilaquiles and Coconut Oatmeal recipes. Recipe book raises funds for the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. It's the ideal gift paired with Ceja wine for all foodies and winos this holiday season!
For your holiday needs, we invite you to share the love with a gift of Ceja Vineyards estate grown wines – they make every occasion memorable. Purchase online today! With warmest wishes for the holiday season and gratitude for your support throughout the year.
Celebrate the fall season and join Dalia Ceja and NG: Next Generation in Wine for a Sunday funday wine tasting event in San Francisco!
Sunday, Nov. 12th, 2017
Presidio Golf Course at the Club Lounge
300 Finley Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meet and greet eleven next generation Napa Valley wineries and enjoy 33 wines while sampling tantalizing bites from the Club Lounge. What's more, you will have the opportunity to purchase the wines onsite -- perfect for stocking your cellars or for holiday gifts.
-$50 for WC members & Fans | Promo Code: CEJAWC
-$55 regular pre-sale until October 27th
-$65 at the door
Gather your friends and family for this fabulous event. We can't wait to see you all there!