Casa Cassara Winery

Owner(s) Bennie Cassara
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This family estate sits high atop a wind-swept knoll in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, just off Santa Rosa Road. Bernie Cassara bought this property as a family retreat back in 1981 and planted the first 8 acres of vines in 1990. The winery was bonded in 1997, and in 1999, 40 cases of Pinot Noir were produced. A modern winery was constructed and utilized for the 2004 vintage. I visited some time ago and at that time there was still a winding and steep dirt road heading up to the residence and winery. I tasted with sales manager Alicia Summers and winemaker Brian Freeborn and thought the wines were quite decent. The emphasis is on the Estate Pinot Noir. Production is 2,500 cases. There is a tasting room in Buellton.

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Reviewed Wines

2004 Casa Cassara Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

$24. · This is a big wine with a bright nose of amped-up cherries. The mid-palate is saturated with Pinot fruits and the finish is clean and satisfying. Reviewed July 23, 2007 ARTICLE »

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