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Craig Camp
Worked at Cornerstone Cellars, Napa
Attended Illinois State University
Lives in Grants Pass, OR
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Having moved to a remote part of Oregon I now have to deal with the misery of a satellite internet connection. With the severe data restrictions they have I need to set my online backups and iCloud photos to sync between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Is there I way I can control and automate this? I would like to not have to wake up at 2 a.m. to do this manually.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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"But, personally, I’d prefer to think of the vibrations the wine and I exchange rather than the emotions I had last time I reformatted my hard drive." #wine  
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Best vintage yet!
Pop a cork! Feel the cool. >> "Finding nirvana in a bottle of rosé," byMichelle Williamsd | #wine
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The Future of the Napa Valley
A recent article on The Drinks Business quotes Tor Kenward saying he was paying $26,000 a ton for Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. That's $217 per gallon for grape juice or about $43 a bottle for just the grapes. Certainly this is an extreme example, but it is symptomatic about what is happening in the Napa Valley. Over the last several years the prices of grapes has been moving inexorably higher with no signs of slowin...
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#Napa Valley #spring dawn with mustard and fog forming in the vineyard
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Dawn calm before the storm in the Napa Valley
The last blue sky before the "Pineapple Express" hit Yountville. The spring mustard in the vineyards are about to get a good drink #winelover   #wine  
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95 Points!
Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (White Label): Retail $65. Initially a bit green pepper on the nose, but after a minute or two, tons of spice with cassis and dark berry fruit. On the palate, the fruit is certainly present, but well-balanced and by no means overbearing. There is no question that this wine gets at least one “whoa” but it is still really young—it might eventually get two. Outstanding. 91-93 Points.

Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain: Retail $80. On the nose, mocha dominates. OK, “dominate” is too strong since there is also black pepper and blueberry. When compared to the Cornerstone Napa Cab, this wine seems more sophisticated particularly due to the impressive finish. As impressive as this is on the palate, I could stick my nose in this for days—the multi-layered aromas were captivating. This is a jump up a bit on the “whoa” meter, with two solid “whoas”, Outstanding. 93-95 Points.

2011 Cornerstone Cellars The Cornerstone: Retail $150. Surprisingly a bit greener when compared to the Howell Mountain. A bit of black pepper but really reserved. The nose remains shy even after two hours in the decanter. The palate slowly reveals a bit of what is underneath, but not too much. Imagine if you were dating back in the 1950’s when women were less revealing and men were much more closed off (OK, maybe only women have changed since the ’50’s). Like those relationships from several decades ago, this wine requires some time and patience to reveal its full potential, but what potential! Outstanding now. 91-93 Points, but 93-95 potential.
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Bud break #cabernet Yountville #NapaValley
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Got to get back to the garden...
"And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden," wrote Joni Mitchell, but I always hear the urgency of Crosby, Stills and Nash when I think of these words. Today I arrived back in Oregon for the Oregon Wine Symposium right on the heels of finishing Premiere Napa Valley. It's most decidedly the yin and yang of wine experiences. Behind me is a week of massive parties, dinners and nude dancing girls painted in gold followed by an...
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Dawn reflections Yountville #NapaValley 
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Stunning Cloud at Dawn in the Napa Valley
The #PineappleExpress  arrives in the Napa Valley with some beautiful clouds. 
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  • Cornerstone Cellars, Napa
    Managing Partner, 2007 - 2015
  • The Wine Camp Blog
    Publisher, 2003 - present
  • Anne Amie Vineyards
    President, 2004 - 2007
  • Direct Import Wine Company
    President, 1979 - 2001
  • Troon Vineyard
    General Manager, 2016 - present
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Grants Pass, OR
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Dedicated to natural wines that speak clearly of the vineyards where they were born.

​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. After graduating from college, 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. In 1980, I joined Direct Import Wine Company which grew to be recognized as offering the most elite portfolio of estate wines in the Chicago market. In 1996 the company was devoured by Paterno Imports (who later fed it to Southern Wine and Spirits), but I remained at Direct as president until 1999, when I left in a fit of sanity, prompted by an outburst of ethics.

In 2000 I left to pursue an education in wine production and spent the next three years happily working in Italy, where I studied winemaking and worked in the cellars of some of Italy’s most elite wine estates in Barolo and Barbaresco. Upon return to the United States in 2004, I took over as President of Anne Amie Vineyards, previously known as Chateau Benoit. Over the next several years I totally revolutionized the winemaking and marketing. In 2009 I moved to the Napa Valley and over the next seven years did the same thing for Cornerstone Cellars.

Today I am general manager of Troon Vineyard in the beautiful Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. Surrounded by the Siskiyou Mountains we are making natural wines using natural yeast fermentations, creative co-ferments and sustainable farming.

I have been honored to be recognized as an industry leader in the use of online marketing and Social Media marketing.  I have served on the Board of Directors of the Howell Mountain Growers Association, Board of Directors of the Rhone Rangers and on the Napa Valley Vintners Association Marketing Committee, of which I was chairman. 

My single minded goal in life is to make great wine.

Specialties: wine: making it, selling it

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