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It All Begins In The Vines

You've heard it before, “Great wines start in the vineyard.”

Simply put, we are Farmers.

At Casanel Vineyards & Winery, our family's main focus centers on our passion for quality grape-growing. Our unique terroir, located in the heart of the Middleburg AVA in Leesburg, Virginia, provides us with the perfect setting to achieve our exclusive winemaking style and flavors.

Vineyard

With elevations soaring upwards of 600 feet above sea level, our tranquil setting amidst the Catoctin ridge offers us just the right combination of macro- and micro-climates to help us attain optimal protection and control in our vineyards. With soils comprised of shale, clay, loam, greenstone, and quartz, we planted seven distinctive varieties – over 10,000 vines total – in three estate vineyards on our family's homestead. Our motivation is clear: to grow and create truly expressive, truly Virginian wines.

With help from world-reknowned viticulturist and ampelographer Lucie Morton, our team developed exclusive vineyard management protocol which incorporates organic and biodynamic practices, as well as tried and true methods used by modern vineyard teams around the world. Each grape is nurtured on the vine, artfully crafted in our cellar, and then finally hand-bottled and hand-labeled before our wine makes its way into your glass. In order to bring the best wines to your table, our team is here working for you, from bud to bottle.

People, passion, and a sense of place make our wines a perfect pour, every time.

Our Winemaking Philosophy

At the core of our winemaking philosophy, our team relies on a combination of both technical precision and non-interventionist techniques to craft high-quality, Virginia wines. Our team focuses the greatest efforts to maintain thoughtful vineyard management, which comes in handy in the cellar, as we produce our wines in small lots and batches.

Rose Bottles

Balance, elegance, and restraint are our guiding principles in the cellar – our wines speak for themselves, and not the other way around. Here at Casanel, we are committed to producing the best Virginia wines we can, which means making wines that fit a more serious style of portfolio. Our promise is backed by integrity and transparency in everything that we do, the most important of which is to use and produce solely Virginian-grown and made wines.

Great wines start in the vineyard, and our team is dedicated to using the best, most forward-thinking tactics to not only ensure the sustainability of our vineyards, but to also combat the everyday challenges we face growing grapes in Virginia. Of course, being on the East Coast, our team wages an uphill battle with constant pressure derived mostly from our consistently inconsistent weather. We use a mix of both traditional and modern methods in our cellar as well as rely on extremely strict sanitation protocol and clean winemaking practices.

From bud-to-bottle, our team strives to be one step ahead. From hand-pruning and hand-harvesting in the vines, to hand-bottling and hand-labeling in the cellar, our wines embody the passion and perseverance of the people who care most about our product.

Current Vintages

White Wines

Ellianna | Pinot Gris | 2017 | $18

Patricia Marie | Pinot Gris | 2017 | $22

Chardonnay | 2016 | $25

Red Wines

José | Rosé | 2017 | $20

K2 | Red Blend | 2016 | $34

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2015 | $38

Petit Verdot | 2015 | $42

Carménère | 2015 | $50

Full Nelson | Port-Style | NV | $40

Red Spark | Sparkling Norton | 2016 | $45


Our Wine Club

The Casanel Case Club provides the perfect opportunity for those who love our wonderful Virginia wine to enjoy an even deeper relationship with the Casanel family.

The Case Club requires a nominal fee, plus 1 case (12 bottles) per year. This provides tremendous flexibility to our club members who may love particular wines. Membership in the club provides a 15% discount on all purchases and tickets for general public events, as well as access to special club-only events which occur throughout the year. Case Club members also have access to the adult-only stone barn during the season, as well as a more detailed tasting. Please call or email ahead in order to ensure the stone barn will be open at your arrival.

Given Casanel's smaller size, Case Club membership is limited. If you're interested in joining our Case Club, please fill out the Contact Us form and our Tasting Room Manager will be in touch.


Awards

2018 San Francisco International
Bronze
2016 Carménère
2016 K2
2016 Petit Verdot
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2018 Jefferson Cup Invitational
Silver
2016 Carménère
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze
2016 Petit Verdot
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2018 Harvest Challenge
Gold
2016 Carménère (92 points)

Silver
2017 Chardonnay
2016 Petit Verdot 

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2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Gold
2016 Carménère (94 Points)

Silver
2017 Chardonnay (87 Points)
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (90 Points)
2016 Petit Verdot (88 Points)

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2018 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Double Gold
2017 "Patricia Marie" Pinot Gris
2016 Petit Verdot

Gold
2016 "K2" Red Blend
"The Full Nelson" Norton Port-Style

Silver
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Carménère

Bronze
2017 "Ellianna" Pinot Gris
2017 Chardonnay
2017 "José" Rose

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2018 Savor Virginia Wine Classic 
Platinum
2015 Carménère
2015 K2 Red Blend
2015 Petit Verdot

Gold
2015 “Red Spark” Sparkling Norton
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Chardonnay
2016 Patricia Marie

Silver
2017 Jose Rose
"The Full Nelson" Port Style

Bronze
2017 “Ellianna” Pinot Gris

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2018 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Gold
2016 Chardonnay
2016 K2 Red Blend

Silver
2015 Petit Verdot

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2018 International Women’s Wine Competition
Silver
2017 Jose Rose
2016 Petit Verdot

Bronze
2015 Carménère
2016 K2 Red Blend

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2018 Drink Pink Vino International Rose Competition
Bronze
2017 Jose Rose

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2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Petit Verdot

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2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup
Gold
2015 Petit Verdot

Silver
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze
2015 Carménère
2016 Chardonnay

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2017 Harvest Challenge Wine Competition
Best Of AVA
2015 Petit Verdot

Best Of Class
2015 Petit Verdot

Gold
2015 Petit Verdot
2016 Chardonnay

Silver
2015 Carménère

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2017 Virginia State Fair
Gold
2015 Petit Verdot

Silver
2015 Carménère

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2017 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Carménère
2016 Chardonnay

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Gold
2016 José Rosé
2014 Petit Verdot
2015 K2 Red Blend

Silver
NV Full Nelson Port-Style

Bronze
2016 Ellianna
2016 Patricia Marie

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2017 Women's International Competition
Gold
2016 José Rosé

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2017 Think Pink International Rosé Competition
Gold
2016 José Rosé

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2017 Virginia Governor's Cup
Silver
2014 Carménère
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze
2014 Petit Verdot
2015 Chardonnay
2015 Patricia Marie

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2017 Indy International Wine Competition
Gold
2015 K2 Red Blend

Silver
2016 Chardonnay
2015 Petit Verdot

Bronze
2016 José Rosé

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2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver
NV Full Nelson Port-Style
2016 Patricia Marie
2015 Carménère

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2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold
2014 Petit Verdot

Silver
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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2016 Harvest Challenge Wine Competition
Best Of Class
2014 Petit Verdot
2014 Carménère

Gold
2014 Petit Verdot
2014 Carménère

Silver
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Chardonnay
2015 Ellianna

Bronze
2015 Patricia Marie

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2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver
2014 Carménère
2015 Patricia Marie

Bronze
2015 Ellianna
2014 K2 Red Blend
2015 José Rosé
NV Full Nelson Port-Style

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2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver
NV Full Nelson Port-Style

Bronze
2015 Patricia Marie

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2016 Indy International Wine Competition
Gold
2014 K2 Red Blend

Silver
2014 Carménère

Bronze
2015 Ellianna
2015 Patricia Marie
NV Full Nelson Port-Style

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2016 International Women's Wine Competition
Silver
2014 Carménère

Bronze
2015 Ellianna

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2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold
2014 Carménère

Silver
2014 K2 Red Blend

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2016 Virginia Governor's Cup
Silver
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Petit Verdot
2014 Chardonnay

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2016 Virginia State Fair
Gold
2014 Carménère
2013 Petit Verdot

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2016 Virginia Wine Lover's Classic
Platinum
2014 Chardonnay

Gold
2014 Ellianna
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Petit Verdot

Bronze
NV Full Nelson Port-Style

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2015 American Wine Society Wine Competition
Silver
2014 Patricia Marie

Bronze
2013 Carménère

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2015 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver
2014 Chardonnay
2014 Ellianna
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 José Rosé

Bronze
2014 Patricia Marie
2013 Petit Verdot

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2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver
2013 Norton

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2015 Grand Harvest International Wine Competition
Gold
2013 Carménère
2013 Petit Verdot

Bronze
2014 Chardonnay

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2015 Indy International Wine Competition
Silver
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze
2014 Patricia Marie
2013 Petit Verdot

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2015 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Gold
2013 Petit Verdot

Silver
2014 Chardonnay
2014 José Rosé
2014 Patricia Marie
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Norton

Bronze
2014 Ellianna

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2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver
2014 Ellianna
2014 Chardonnay

Bronze
2013 Carménère