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Welcome to Chandelle
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Chandelle is located in the wine country
of Sonoma, California, about an hour north of San Francisco.

GREAT AIRPLANE ART GIFTS

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Limited Editions

After 30 Years, we retired from the Winemaking business

BUT.....

For the Collector & Enthusiast - Our Gift Collection

Framed Art, Special Display Bottles, and a thriller Novel


Spirit of Flight Art Gifts

NEW: Framed DC-3 "blueprint" and Wine Label

 

Spirit of Flight Art Gifts

 

Optional: Personalized Framed "blueprint".

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over 20+ Art Image Choices

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Our book is now available.

Written by Col. Bruce Arnold with
Robert Bruce Arnold, this is a bold, noir thriller
set in 1967-68 Saigon.
For mature readers.
SERIOUSLY. FOR MATURE READERS.

Click here for more information.
Or Click here to shop for a signed copy now.

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A "chandelle" is an old flying maneuver term
that winery
co-founder founder Bruce Arnold
remembered hearing his father and early aviators
use. See below for a diagram.


The Arnold Family's story has been intertwined
with the history of aviation since 1911.


Check out the About Us section for pictures
and more information.

Cheers! Robert and Kathy Arnold

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Some images by shutterstock.

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What's a Chandelle?
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Chandelle: (shan-dell) an aviation term used to
describe a 180-degree change in direction and an
increase in altitude. This maneuver is a
classic test
of aircraft performance and pilot skill.

As in wine making,it requires a smooth touch
on the "stick and rudder."
World War I
French aviators perfected the maneuver and
described it as monter en chandelle, or
"to climb around a candle."

If you look at our winery logo, you will notice
that the "C" and the tiny airplane make a
hidden "chandelle" viewed from above.

Chandelle logo detail

Share that with your friends when you
pour our wine. Cheers!