Carpe Diem with Cardella Wines!

How do you make the most of your day? The phrase “Carpe Diem” means make the most of your day and Cardella Wines are a great way to make the most of any day.

Glimpses of Cardella Winery - 52017

Hidden Gem  = Cardella Winery

In fact most folks driving on California’s I-5 highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco have no idea they have missed a wonderful winery! Surprisingly in the middle of the farm fields of Mendota, you will discover acres and acres of wine grapes. Nestled among the almond trees and vineyards is a surprising Tuscan styled stone villa.

An Italian cypress tree lined wine oasis in the middle of California’s Central Valley beckons knowing travelers. Surprisingly, hidden here at Cardella’s winery you will find many enjoyable wines.

Old Ways Honored in California Vineyards

Cardella’s winemakers were originally immigrants hailing from Italy’s  Tuscan region. Bringing their Italian ways with their family around the turn of the 20th century, the family first settled in America in 1902. Their current vineyards were still planted in the 1970’s following their family’s long passed traditions.

Planting their vineyard’s roots in family tradition, the Cardella family harvests many of their wine grapes by hand. However, they pursue the newest enology and vineyard management practices that their winemakers have learned at Fresno State University. Nathan Cardella graduated and then became the driving force to build this lovely winery. Since founding and working with his father, Rod, together they have created delicious wines that compliment any occasion or table.

A Visual Taste of Cardella Wines

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruby Cabernet, Albarino, Chardonnay, Moscato, Rosato, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Malbec, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot all are made in the Cardella Winery at prices everyone can appreciate.

Not only are their wines affordable, they are also award winning! To illustrate, Cardella’s winery team won a GOLD and two Silver medals at this year’s San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.

Gold – 2016 Dry Rosato & Silver – 2016 Chardonnay & 2016 Albarino

As a matter of fact, these latest awards are additions to a very full awards cabinet. Hence, you can see for yourself at the Cardella Winery Awards Listing site – Cardella Awards.

Cardella Wines Pair WELL with Asian Dishes

Indeed pair these Cardella wines nicely with dishes from any kitchen, because they were originally created to pair with spicy Italian dishes. Therefore, you should taste test them with your favorite meals.

A Few Pairing Suggestions:

  • Seafood Dish (Fish/Shellfish) – Albarino, Moscato, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Ruby Cabernet
  • Chicken Dish -Albarino, Chardonnay or Pinot Noir
  • Pork Dish -Pinot Noir or Sangiovese
  • Roast Lamb Dish – Syrah, Malbec or Ruby Cabernet
  • Beef Dish – Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot  or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mushroom Dish – Syrah, Malbec or Barbera
  • Cheese Plates – Prosecco or Merlot

Or … Enjoy by the glass these favorite Cardella wines – Chardonnay, Merlot or Sangiovese


Glimpses of Cardella Wine Labels - 52017

Interested in importing Cardella Wines?

Consequently, these Cardella wines make lovely additions to your  hotel, restaurant, shop or private collection’s wine listing?  CKJY Exports, Inc. exclusively represents this fine family’s wines abroad.

To sum up – Contact us today to discuss more.

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