What's a Chandelle?


Chandelle: (shan-dell) an aviation term used to
describe a 180-degreeĀ 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!