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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellianna | Pinot Gris | 2017
Patricia Marie | Pinot Gris | 2017
Chardonnay | 2016
K2 | Red Blend | 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon | 2015
Petit Verdot | 2015
Carménère | 2015
Full Nelson | Port-Style | NV
Red Spark | Sparkling Norton | 2015 | Sold Out
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.