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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.

 

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.

 

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

2020 Ellianna

Ellianna

2020 | Pinot Gris | $22.00

Estate pinot gris. 100% stainless steel. Pear, honeysuckle, kiwi, white peach, lime zest, hint of minerality. Fresh and crispy.

2020 Patricia Marie

Patricia Marie

2020 | Pinot Gris | $26.00

Estate pinot gris. 50% American oak, 50% French oak. Tropical fruits, vanilla, melon, toasted coconut, jasmine. Fresh & gently oaked.

2020 Chardonnay

Chardonnay Reserve

2020 | $24.00

Estate chardonnay. 50% French oak. Lemon curd, pineapple, white blossom, tropical fruit. Long & rich. Nice balance between acidity from the fruit and creaminess from the aging in barrels.

2020 Jose

José Rosé

2020 | Rosé | $28.00

Pale rose gold, peach, strawberry, mandarin oranges, minerality, floral blossoms. Light, crispy, fresh. Nice acidity.

2020 Raul Rose

Raul Rosé
Wine Club Exclusive

2020 | Rosé | $28.00

Grapefruit, strawberry, fresh watermelon, minerality and acidity, tart cherry, peach.

2017 K2

2017 | Red Blend | $34.00

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Petit Verdot. Black and red fruits, luscious acidity, caramel toast, balance, youthful tannins.

2018-Cab-Sauv

Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 | $38.00

Estate cabernet sauvignon. French oak aged for 20 months. Deep red color, blackcurrant & black fruits, licorice, floral, earthy, youthful tannins.

2018 Cab Franc

Cabernet Franc

2018 | $34.00

100% Virginia Cabernet Franc. French oak aged for 21 months. Medium body red with notes of red stone fruits, vanilla, and tobacco with smooth tannins.

2017 Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot

2017 | $46.00

Estate petit verdot. French oak aged for 26 months. Expressive black and blue fruits, luscious acidity, balance, lengthy finish, bold tannins.

2017 Carmenere

Carménère

2017 | $55.00

Estate carménère. French oak aged for 25 months. Deep red dark color, velvety texture, white & black pepper, spicy notes, glove, black fruit & plum, violet, youthful tannins.

2018 N2

Wine Club Exclusive

2018 | Norton | SOLD OUT

Our small lot estate Norton red wine made exclusively for our club members. French oak aged for 20 months, this deep red Norton has juicy red fruits, toasty baking spices, caramel, earthiness, and a medium body.

Limit 3 bottles per membership.

The Full Nelson

The Full Nelson

NV | Norton | $45.00

Estate Norton non-vintage port-style. Deep red dark color, velvety texture, spicy notes, sweet, red fruit, raspberry, cherry, candied fruit. Slight earthiness on the mid-palate.

2016-White-Spark

White Spark

2016 | Chardonnay | SOLD OUT

Our White Spark Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay from the Estate produced in the Méthode Champenoise winemaking style. It has a bright, clear color. Mineral, pastry, brioche, apple, and pear flavors with a silky bubble structure.

2017 Red Spark

Red Spark

2017 | Norton | SOLD OUT

Méthode Champenoise-style sparkling estate Norton. Bright red color, candied red fruits, raspberry cream, silky bubble structure, notes of pastry, orange zest or orange blossoms.

Awards

2021 Virginia Governor's Cup

Silver
2017 Carménère
2017 Petit Verdot
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold
2017 K² Red Blend
2016 White Spark

Silver
2017 Carménère
2017 Petit Verdot

Mark Squires

2019 Black Spark (89 Points)

2019 José Rosé (90 Points)

2020 Harvest Terroir Challenge

Gold
2017 Carménère (91 points)

Silver
2017 Petit Verdot
2019 Chardonnay

2020 American Wine Society Competition

Gold
2016 White Spark: Casey’s Cuvee (93 points)

Silver
2018 Cabernet Franc (90 points)
2019 Chardonnay (89 points)

Bronze
2017 Petit Verdot (87 points)

2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold
2017 Carménère

Silver
2017 Petit Verdot
2017 K²

Bronze
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Cabernet Franc
2019 Chardonnay

2020 Savor Wine Competition

Gold
2017 Red Spark
2018 Chardonnay
2019 Ellianna
2019 José Rosé
2017 K² 
2017 Carménère 
2017 Petit Verdot

Silver
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Virginia Governor's Cup

Silver
2018 Chardonnay

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Silver
2018 Chardonnay
2017 K² Blend

Hours of Operation

FRI – MON
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

17952 and 17956 Canby Road
Leesburg, VA 20175

540-751-1776

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