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Craig Camp
Works at Cornerstone Cellars, Napa
Attended Illinois State University
Lives in Yountville, CA
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Great event last night at Ferry Plaza #Wine Merchants in San Francisco pouring Cornerstone!
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What I believe about #Napa Valley #Sauvignon Blanc
 
Cornerstone Cellars Savignon Blanc vertical 09, 10, 11 Napa Valley
Tonight's wines were samples received from the winery I can honestly say when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc I have never in my dreams ever considered allowing it to age. Like many my first thought is drink white wines young and let the reds age. Craig Camp ...
*Tonight's wines were samples received from the winery* I can honestly say when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc I have never in my dreams ever considered allowing it to age. Like many my first thought is drink white wines young...
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An in-depth look at Cornerstone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc #wine  
 
A three vintage vertical of Sauvignon Blanc with some crabby mac n cheese...
In this episode, Jeff tries a three vintage vertical of Sauvignon Blanc samples from Cornerstone Cellars... Wine Tasted: Food Pairing: Next Day Bonus Food Pairings: Stay Rad, Jeff What's the oldest...
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Good food loses a true friend.
 
My friend and #eGullet co-founder, Steven Shaw, died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Tuesday. His career as a food writer and pioneer in online food journalism and blogging will be remembered for many years to come.
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The Napa Valley is one of the few perfect places on earth to grow cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Oregon’s Willamette Valley is one of the few perfect places on earth to grow pinot Noir and
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94 points for 2011 Cornerstone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Label #wine  
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If you make me actually type in my email address to unsubscribe I will simply mark you as #spam instead
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Unbelievable. Rescued it all.
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Dawn traffic +Cornerstone Cellars parking lot in #Yountville
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make wine, sell wine
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  • Cornerstone Cellars, Napa
    Managing Partner, 2007 - present
  • The Wine Camp Blog
    Publisher, 2003 - 2012
  • Anne Amie Vineyards
    President, 2004 - 2007
  • Direct Import Wine Company
    President, 1979 - 2001
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Yountville, CA
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McMinnville, OR - Varano Borghi, Italy - Chicago, IL - Salzburg, Austria
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6505 Washington St., Ste 7, Yountville CA 94599
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Dedicated to making wines that matter in the Napa Valley and Oregon's Willamette Valley
Introduction

​I was born and raised in Harvard, Illinois, a land of Manhattans, Pabst beer and Friday-night fish fries — wine was unknown. However, during a college semester spent studying in Europe I discovered wine and fine food, and there was no going back.

After graduating from Illinois State University, I worked as a photojournalist and food and wine writer for four years before my passion for food and wine overwhelmed my sense of reality and I entered the wine business

In 1980, I joined Sam Leavitt as a partner in Direct Import Wine Company which grew to be recognized as offering the most elite portfolio of estate wines in the Chicago market. In the early 80’s we began importing the Italian selection of Neil and Maria Empson and the French wines of Rebecca Wasserman and Christopher Cannan. These people influenced me deeply and the many, many hours I spent with them in the vineyards shaped and developed my palate. I will be ever grateful to them for this extraordinary education.

In 1996 our company was devoured by Paterno Imports (who later fed it to Southern Wine and Spirits), but I remained at Direct as president until 1999. In a fit of sanity, prompted by an outburst of ethics, I left the corporate world of the Terlato Wine Group to return to the area of the wine industry that fueled my passion for wines to begin with: small estates making distinctive wines with a personality reflecting the vision of the people that created them.

Following a brief crash-and-burn as an importer, I spent several wonderful years in Italy, writing and doing a total immersion experience in Italian winemaking. This led to my creating VinoCibo.com to share these experiences and engage in an exchange of ideas with other like-minded “terroirists”. When I returned to the USA VinoCibo was replaced by The Wine Camp Blog as I wanted my focus to go beyond the wines of Italy. During those years I was also a site manager and host of the Italian and Wine Forums on eGullet.org.

After three years working with Oregon pinot noir and guiding the former Chateau Benoit into its new incarnation as Anne Amie Vineyards I have moved south and taken up residence in the heart of the American wine industry, the Napa Valley. Today I am managing partner of Cornerstone Cellars where I have the privilege of working with some of America’s most dynamic winemakers: our winemaker Jeff Keene in the Napa Valley and Tony Rynders at Cornerstone Oregon in the Willamette Valley. So my winemaking odyssey continues starting with nebbiolo, continues with pinot noir and chardonnay in Oregon and includes cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah and sauvignon blanc in the Napa Valley. 

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completed 10 Chicago Marathons PR 3:49
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