Welcome to the Best Wine Journey of your Life
Cameron Hughes Wine was founded with a simple mission: offer great wines at affordable prices to everyone.
There are two challenges customers face when buying wine:
- High-end wine is expensive. The average price of a Napa Cabernet scoring 90+ points in Wine Spectator magazine is over $150/bottle, and typically passes through distributor and retailer hands before ever reaching the customer.
- Buying wine is confusing. Most folks stand in the wine aisle, stare at a huge wall of bottles, and eventually settle on a label that’s interesting enough at an acceptable price and hope they aren’t disappointed.
We aim to make these problems a thing of the past.
We are so thrilled that you have found us. Welcome to the best wine journey of your life.
Cameron Hughes Wine was founded more than 15 years ago with a simple mission to bring amazing wines to you at a great price. We’re talking about $125, $200 wines for an eighth of the price.
We work with the estates and vineyards all over the world from the most coveted appellations, from Burgundy and Bourgeoise to Napa and Sonoma, and we sell it direct to you in small lots. You are going to taste wines that are going to blow your mind. I want you to think of Cameron Hughes Wine as your wine expert to turn to us for wine recommendations and amazing wines. We’re here for you. Go to chwine.com, order your first bottle of wine or your 10th case, and let’s enjoy together.
As a négociant (wine trader), Cameron Hughes doesn’t own vineyards or a winery – our focus is on purely finding the best wines and negotiating the best price for our customers. Through deep connections built over decades, we have access to top wineries and producers all over the world. We look in every cellar and barrel room, and peek behind every door that says “Employees Only.” Sometimes we buy wine still in the barrel, and other times we buy “shiners” (wine already in a bottle with no label). Regardless of how we get it, the mission is simple: buy the best possible wine at the best possible price.
These deals are made discreetly, and typically protected by an agreement to keep the source winery undisclosed to protect their brand. Our wines are also only available online, direct to you – this means no distributor and retailer markups. The result? We’re able to offer $100+ Napa Cabernets for a third of the price, or a $60 bottle of Pinot for under $20 (yes, the exact same wine sold under the original winery label).
Each wine we acquire is given a Lot number and sold under the Cameron Hughes label, beginning over two decades ago with Lot 1.
Think of us as your personal sommelier – we curate our store to constantly showcase a wide range of some of the world’s best styles and winegrowing regions, and we promise that every wine we offer is a benchmark expression of the style and winegrowing region reflected on the label, at the best prices on the market.
We know there’s a lot to choose from out there – anybody can put wine in a bottle, slap a label on it, and sell it online. But all we do is high-end wine at the best price, period. Our label is a guarantee of quality for every wine we offer.
Welcome – we’re so glad you found us!
Jessica Kogan - Co-Founder
Cameron Hughes Wine was founded in 2001.
Jessica, the co-founder of CH wine, is an east coast transplant, born and raised in Washington DC. An NYU graduate, her career includes stops at Donna Karan, Hill+Knowlton, and Razorfish, with various tours of duty working on brands like Elizabeth Arden, Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani, and more. She met Cameron in 1999, and they launched the Lot program in 2004. Her background in PR, branding, and the digital customer experience was a natural fit for Cam’s wine industry training as they created one of America’s first wine brands sold online.
Jess lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has two fantastic daughters, two lovable labradors, and an exciting history at one of America’s pioneering wine companies.
It seems like only yesterday that we sold our first Lot Series wine: Lot 1, 2002 Lodi Syrah. Nearly 900 releases later, we’re still going strong. THANK YOU for your passion and devotion – here’s to the next 20 years!