In the spirit of Pride Month, Visit Napa Valley is proud to celebrate the diversity of our business community. In this installment of our Pride series, meet Amelia and Dalia Ceja, the dynamic mother-daughter duo of Ceja Vineyards. We sat down with these first-generation Mexican-American winegrowers to find out what inspired them to live and work in Napa Valley, their favorite places to explore, and more. 

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Can you tell us about what inspired your family to live and work in Napa Valley?

Dalia
Ceja Vineyards is a Mexican-American family owned winery producing premium estate grown wines from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. In one generation my family has gone from immigrant vineyard workers to grape growers and winery owners. The next generation represents the future of the wine industry and together we are focused on crafting world-class wines while educating consumers of our rich Mexican heritage and culture. Experience our American Dream and enjoy our unique portfolio of wines with family, friends and delicious food. Salud!

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How does being a member of the Latinx community impact or inspire your work?

Dalia
My family has nothing but the utmost respect for every farmworker helping to feed our nation and put food on our tables - they are the unsung heroes in the wine industry! Without them, there would not be an agricultural industry let alone a wine industry and that is how my family was introduced to the wine industry after my grandparents immigrated from Mexico – picking grapes in Napa and Sonoma Valley. Muchas gracias campesinos. Orgullo Latino!

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What are some of your favorite things to do in Napa Valley?

Dalia
Dining at our incredible world-class restaurants (Oenotri, Ad Hoc, Mustards, Angèle, Hog Island Oyster Co.), visiting our world-renowned wineries (Schramsberg, Mumm, Domaine Chandon, Domaine Carneros - slightly obsessed with bubbles!), and indulging in Napa Valley's fabulous spas (Indian Hot Springs being a favorite). Now that SIP regulations have been lifted, I look forward to supporting our local restaurants, wineries and other local businesses. We are #winecountrystrong after all and it's wonderful to see our community rally together to support each other!

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Anything else you'd like visitors to the community to know about Ceja?

Dalia
A few months ago my mom and I launched Ceja Vineyards Taco Tuesday, Vino y Más on Facebook Live, streaming every Tuesday at 7:00pm PST. We aim to entertain, engage and educate viewers through our cooking, lifestyle and culture show. We encourage participation from our nationwide fans and friends. We upload wine pairings and recipes every week! Viewers can participate in two ways: They can pre-order our wines directly from our website (www.cejavineyards.com) to have our wines shipped directly to their home. We currently have offers on wine sales and shipping. Lastly, viewers can participate by making the recipe and cook along with us every Tuesday! All our recipes are located on our website. Click on the Recipe tab and scroll down. We also look forward to welcoming all visitors back to our Ceja Vineyards Tasting room once we re-open our doors in wine country. Stay tuned - nuestra casa es su casa!


Stay tuned to meet more of Napa Valley's diverse tourism business community! Looking to support Minority and LGBTQ+ owned businesses? Check out the lists below. 

Support Minority-Owned and LGBTQ+ Owned Napa Valley Businesses: 

Wineries 
Brown Estate
Okapi Wines 
LVE Wines
Darjean Jones Wines
Domaine Curry Wines
Charles Woodson Wines 
J. Moss Winery
Twentyfour Wines Tasting Room
Yao Family Wines
Mi Sueno Winery
Ceja Vineyards
Kieu Hoang Winery

Restaurants
The Q R&B 
Buster’s BBQ
Small World
La Chevre
Morimoto
Tarla
Hal Yamashita Napa
Tanya’s Taqueria
Clemente’s Takeout
Napa Valley Bistro
Protea 
Emmy Lou’s Diner
Tacos Chavez
Sweet Straw
Ben & Jerrys Downtown Napa

Lodging, Spas & Salons, and Personal Services
The Inn on First 
Chateau de Vie 
Blue Water Day Spa
The Parlour Salon
Little Blue Box Weddings

Did we miss businesses on the above lists? Email janette@visitnapavalley.com to let us know!

 

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