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Chumeia Vineyards

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
In 1999, Chumeia Vineyards was founded by Lee Nesbitt with the purchase of 20 acres of land eight miles east of the Central Coast city of Paso Robles, California. The area of facility is 5,400 square foot with a capacity to produce over 7,500 cases. In May of 2001 the tasting room doors opened to the public and wines were introduced to the United States and beyond. The wines garnered huge success with wine critics and more prominently with consumers, building customer reliability based on the delivered promise of outstanding wines for the right price.
As Chumeia builds brand trustworthiness across the country, the winery continues to advance the property where the alchemic process occurs. In 2002 four acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted and first harvested for the 2005 vintage. As the Chumeia team moves forward with their dream, they will continue to focus their efforts on producing the highest quality wines. The best possible fruit source and the building of strategic relationships with vineyards in Paso Robles and Napa, and as well as in Argentina and Chile, will continue to be a vital element in Chumeia Vineyards success of crafting the finest wines.
Chumeia Vineyards is located on Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. They are a small winery with a focus on making premium wines. Chumeia Winery earned a prominent five star rating from the Quarterly Review of Wines, summer issue, 2005, in the magazines 21st Annual California Best of the Best Tasting. Their Syrah wine was named one of the twelve top California Syrahs by the magazine. At Chumeia Vineyards, they stand by their philosophy that great wines are made from great vineyards.

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