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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…

13 Jun

Viva Amelia

{Mi madre – Amelia Ceja}

If a picture is worth a thousand words then family is worth 10 million…

 I dedicate this post to my mom, Amelia Ceja. Today happens to be her birthday and in honor of her special day I want to take a moment to celebrate her achievements and recognize a very inspiring individual who has not only made an impact in my life but also in the thriving wine industry.

This past week proved to be very exciting! My mom, our family and our business, Ceja Vineyards, were featured on NBCs Today Show {watch the segment HERE}! The interview captured the essence of my mother’s voice, representing a Latina woman that went from ex-immigrant to vineyard worker, to winery owner. I am proud of what she and my entire family have accomplished. We are not perfect. We have our own challenges but as a family we make it work and want to leave behind a legacy that through hard work, sacrifice, passion and dedication, anything is possible.

Photographer, Norma Quintana, took these portraits of my family in 2005. We were honored to have been part of a photo series she shot, titled, Forget Me Not/No Me Olvides… Ole!

Viva Dalia

{Back in the day – age 20}

Viva Pablo y Pedro

{Sr. Pablo and dad Pedro Ceja}

Viva Juana

{My Abuelita – Mama Juanita}


{Uncle – Armando Ceja}

Viva Navek

{My bro, musician – Navek Ceja}

Viva Ariel

{My bro, salsero – Ariel Ceja}

Happy Birthday Mom! Te quiero muchisimo. xoxo