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Family owned and operated, Chandelle has offered premium California wines featuring aviation art editions since 1986 when the company was founded by Robert and his parents, Bruce and Barbara Arnold. Our wines are bottled in very limited quantities and are available directly from us.

Hap Arnold and his son  Lt. Bruce Arnold in 1945
Hap Arnold and his son 
Lt. Bruce Arnold in 1945

Barbara Douglas Arnold delivering  a DC-3 to TWA in the late 1930s.
Barbara Douglas Arnold delivering 
a DC-3 to TWA in the late 1930s.
Barbara was the daughter of.
Donald Douglas, SR..

Located in the center of California's Wine Country, Chandelle takes it's name from 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 requiring a smooth touch on the stick and rudder.

The Arnold Family has been part of the world of flight since 1911 when Army Lt.(later Five-Star General) Hap Arnold learned to fly from the Wright Brothers. After serving as WWII Chief of the Army Air Forces, he retired to our family farm here in the Sonoma Valley.

Please try our wines. We're sure you will agree with our friends from coast-to-coast: they are delicious and make wonderful gifts.

All the Best,
Robert & Kathy Arnold

Robert & Kathy Arnold

Back in 1986, Bruce Arnold had the idea of sharing the adventure and history of flight by featuring a full color aviation art print on each bottle of our family's new California wines.

At the time, none of us thought we would ever have so many aircraft labels available at the same time. But our customers have requested that we offer many choices so they can "customize" gifts for friends and associates. Each year, we add more to the collection.

Need Gifts for Clients and Associates?

Join the list of companies who choose Chandelle as their signature gift. Our wines and gifts are a wonderful way to say thanks. Just fax or email us your gift list and we will be happy to give you a quote. We ship our wines to most states.


Chandelle History Gallery

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