Camellia Cellars

(707) 433-1290 57 Front Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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"Sangiovese, which is the great grape of Chianti, enjoyed a surge of popularity in California a few years ago, but we have found too many of them candy - sweet, clumsy and lacking the charm of the real thing from Italy -- and at higher price, to boot. This is a big exception. It tastes like fleshy red fruit and earth, bursting with ripe berries, plums and cherries, but it has a dry finish with some bite." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, The Wall Street Journal - September 16, 2005 Chris Lewand, with her father Ray Lewand and partner Bruce Snyder, form a unique wine producing team. While they have individual divisions of responsibility, each of them contributes to all aspects of running a small premium winery. Managing partner Chris Lewand coordinates all the business activities while leading the public relations efforts and making tasting and blending decisions with Ray and Bruce. Bruce Snyder oversees production but relishes the opportunity to put on clean clothes and show the wines anywhere he Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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