Casanel Will Be Closed Through January 2021
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Funeral & Memorial Information

To our friends, club members, loyal customers and members of the wine industry,

It is with great sadness that the DeSouza, Want, and Henley families share the news of the sudden passing of our beloved, Casey.

Casey, our owner, wife, mother, and grandmother, the “Cas” in Casanel, is sadly no longer with us. As some of you know, Casey endured a 23-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and on the morning of January 3rd, 2021, she passed away peacefully in her sleep. We are so grateful she is no longer in any more pain.

Casey’s funeral will be held on Friday, January 22nd at 2pm at St. John’s Catholic Church in Leesburg. The church will be following covid guidelines, asking all participants to engage in social distancing, mask-wearing, with space available for 250 participants. There is no reception after the funeral. The funeral will be live streamed at It will be available afterwards as well. 

A small memorial service with the family is planned for Saturday, January 23rd from Noon to 6pm at Casanel Vineyards & Winery. We encourage small groups to visit throughout the day (at their convenience) but also to wear masks and practice social distancing while observing the memorial. 

Please email us for more details at 

The DeSouza, Want, & Henley Families

Our Wines

The team at Casanel Vineyards & Winery works tirelessly to ensure the highest quality and finest tasting wine in the Commonwealth. From hand-harvesting to small-batch bottling, we ensure precision and refinement every step of the way. We invite you to taste our fine Virginia wines.

Our Family

Casanel is a family owned and operated winery supported by a small and dedicated staff, all working to produce the best possible wine and best possible experience for our customers.

Come Enjoy Peace & Tranquility Just An Hour Outside Washington, D.C.

Limousines, Buses, & Groups of 8 Or More Must Have A Reservation.


No Animals Permitted Inside The Tasting Room.


Last Call At 5:30 p.m.


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Casanel Vineyards & Winery
17956 Canby Road
Leesburg, VA 20175




When coming from route 15, continue on Canby road to main gate. Do not veer right down private lane. Entrance to the tasting room is at the 17956 Canby Road driveway.


Hours of Operation


11:00am – 6:00pm

17956 Canby Road
Leesburg, VA 20175


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