Producer wine
Camuna Cellars

COUNTRY :
United States

REGION :
Pennsylvania

PRODUCTION :

ph: Molly Nadav

In Northeast Philadelphia there’s a two-room urban winery making wine, mead, and cider using locally sourced fruit, and it’s all kosher. Camuna Cellars is the project of Eli Silins, a former California winemaker who moved to Pennsylvania with his wife in 2019 and used his creativity and expertise to explore local wine grapes and produce lighter styles, including experimenting with grapes, apples, honey and their different combinations. Eli’s overall aim is to “support best practice agriculture and minimal intervention in the cellar, and work with nature to co-create interesting fermented beverages that are good for the land, the body, and the soul.”

CUVÉES
Wine

Norton

Region: Schuylkill County, PA
Grape: Norton
Vineyard Size: 
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: conventional IPM
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration
Aging: stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20ppm at bottling

Wine

“That’s Us / Wild Combination”

Region: Outer Coastal Plain of New Jersey
Grape: 58% Cayuga, 42% Vidal Blanc
Vineyard Size: 3.1 acres
Soil: Sassafras sandy loam
Average Age of Vines: 5 years
Farming: conventional IPM
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Cayuga macerated on skins, fermentation in stainless steel, kosher
Aging: stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20ppm at crush and at bottling

Wine

“Ein Soif”

Region: Outer Coastal Plain of New Jersey
Grape: 77% Fredonia, 23% Niagara
Vineyard Size: 10 acres
Soil: Sassafras sandy loam
Average Age of Vines: 6 years
Farming: conventional IPM
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel, kosher
Aging: stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20ppm at crush and at bottling

Wine

Vidal Blanc

Region: Outer Coastal Plain, NJ
Grape: Vidal blanc
Vineyard Size: 1.2 ha
Soil: sassafras sandy loam
Average Age of Vines:
4 years
Farming: 
conventional IPM
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
3 days skin contact, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: 
7 months in stainless steel
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 minimal

Wine

Pinot Gris

Region: Chester County, PA
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size: 4 ha
Soil: silt loam
Average Age of Vines: 
5 years
Farming:
conventional IPM
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 
7 months in stainless steel
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
minimal

Wine

Fellow Feeling

Region: Outer Coastal Plain (NJ), Lancaster (PA)
Grape: Cayuga, Marquette
Vineyard Size: 0.4-1.2 ha
Soil: Sassafras sandy loam, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 4-6 years
Farming: conventional IPM
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, minimal intervention winemaking. Kosher.
Aging: 7 months in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

City Glou New Jersey Red

Region: Outer Coastal Plain of New Jersey
Grape: Chambourcin
Vineyard Size: 1.2 ha
Soil: Sassafras sandy loam
Average Age of Vines: 4 years
Farming: conventional IPM
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster 50% carbonic maceration in stainless steel
Aging: 10 months in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal