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A brief history

CAMi Vineyards is a labor of love for our family. Located on the Napa Valley floor between St. Helena and Calistoga, our two acre vineyard produces 100% estate grown, decadent, cellar-worthy red wines. Enjoy them upon release or collect them to savor in the years to come.

CAMi began with the birth of our fifth child in 2001. The property was purchased the year before and planted with the blessing of David Abreu. He said “this is Cabernet dirt.” With that, Tom and I bought the property and settled in.

Since then, the Trail House has been a sanctuary for our family. Bordered by the Selby Creek and Manzanilla olive trees, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards are also flanked by a tiny orchard, a chicken coop, vegetable and rose gardens.

Previously, the grapes were sold to other wineries. In 2008 our family lost Tom Shelton to cancer and our vineyard took on his spirit. We decided to consider making our own wine.

Since then, we have bottled limited amounts of wine for our family. In 2013, we committed 50% of our production to produce the CAMi label. According to Robert Parker, 2013 “is the best vintage in 37 years.”
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1333B Lincoln Avenue
United States, California


Meet The Team

  • John Giannini

    A native of Northern California, John moved to the Napa Valley in 1997 from San Bruno, CA. John worked with Chef Hiro Sone as Chef De Cuisine at Terra Restaurant and then joined the Outpost Winery Team to become the assistant wine maker to Thomas Rivers Brown in 2003. John has had a lifelong, family-bred passion for fine wine and gourmet cuisine, and has been pairing the two from very early in his youth.

    John’s noninterventionist winemaking philosophy is used to celebrate the style of land where the grapes are grown. He has been able to merge his refined culinary palate with a sophisticated breadth of wine knowledge to create a wine with the decadence to stand alone or pair with rich, powerful flavors.

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