Why You Should Bring a “Memory Wine” to Thanksgiving

When I drink any Ceja wine I am automatically transported back to their winery and recall the incredible memories made there.  These “wine memories” include spending time with great friends, possibly playing bocce and/or learning to dance salsa, enjoying authentic, delectable Mexican food, and sipping on delicious wine.  I always get a warm feeling (not just from the alcohol ;)) when I drink Ceja wine because of the amazing memories created at their winery with my good friend and her family.

Wine is more than enjoying each bottle’s delicious flavors. It is about the experience and the memories created while we drink it. Whether it is the memory of your winery trip or of the great night you had with friends when you opened that bottle, wine evokes memories of friendship, family, love, and excitement.

As we quickly approach Thanksgiving  I have been thinking about which wines I want to bring to dinner. Instead of picking up a random Pinot Noir or Beaujolais at the package store, I am going to be bringing one of my favorite “memory wines”. A memory wine automatically makes me think about how thankful I am for the people who are in my life. A good vibe to start off Thanksgiving, right? Memory wines put me in a great mood and help to create more awesome memories.  Also, bringing a memory wine can help you take on almost any awkward family situation. Happy vibes are in the glass no matter how weird and uncomfortable things may get! 😉

So let’s re-cap – Why Should You Bring a Memory Wine to Thanksgiving?

  1. The wine creates thankful vibes
  2. The wine creates happy vibes
  3. The wine always helps in awkward situations (in moderation of course ;))
  4. The wine usually creates more awesome memories

And if you can’t think of a good memory wine to bring, pick up a bottle of Ceja Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir. It is one of my ALL TIME favorite Pinot Noirs.  Wonderful “aromas of wild berry, pretty plum, cola and earthy raspberry. The palate is smooth and richly flavored with a mix of savory dark berry, blackberry, mineral and sage flavors.” A seriously delicious and complex Pinot Noir. It will be a tasty show stopper and there are always great memories surrounding Ceja wines.

This Thanksgiving I hope you make more happy memories with your family, friends, and the wines you share. Happy Thanksgiving!

Visit Ceja:

(pictured above some of the Ceja family – check out more photos on their Instagram)

Ceja Vineyards– Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino owned Carneros winery. The family originally started working in the vineyards as grape pickers. Over time they were able to purchase their own property and start their own winery. The Ceja’s have a tasting room located between Sonoma and Napa with a Brewery attached. The wines are all absolutely incredible. Make sure to try the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Red Blends.

Tasting Room Hours: Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday from 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Tastings: Walk Ins Welcome

Tasting Fee: $20.00 to taste 5 wines

Location: 22989 Burndale Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476