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Casa-Dea Estates Winery
by
Kathy Sullivan

Casa Dea WinerySummary: Casa-Dea (house of the Goddess) Estates Winery promotes producing affordable wine with grapes sourced from their own vineyards. An onsite restaurant brings tourists to the tasting room and the beautiful vineyard setting.

Visitors arrive at Casa-Dea Estates on a long paved driveway with vineyards on both sides. The winery and tasting room are located in an A-shaped building. The front of the building is landscaped with many large rocks and greenery. On a visit to the winery, children and adults were playing chess with a large chess set available in front of the winery. Two oak barrels supply water flowing over rocks create a lovely ambiance.

Casa Dea WineryPaul Marconi, a partner with Domenic and Dea Di Pietrantonio is the vice-president and general manager of Casa-Dea. Paul travels to promote Casa-Dea wines. He is enthusiastic about Casa-Dea and all it has to offer. Paul has always enjoyed wine and recalls stomping grapes as a child. The winemaker is Paul Battilana.

Tasting Room

The tasting room is elegant. A patio wraps around the tasting facility from the front to the side of the tasting room. Inside the tasting room is comfortable with seating available at tables, a large tasting counter at the back of the room and numerous wine related gifts to purchase. Browse the available local artists creations.

Casa Dea WineryVineyards and Winery

The vineyards planted in 2001 within view of the tasting room include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. Today Casadea has two vineyards with 65 acres of vineyards, one of the largest vineyard acreages in Prince Edward County. Wind machines decorate the vineyards. Despite being a nuisance in the vineyard, birds and raccoons are protected. The owners of Casa-Dea started the winery in 2004. Casa-Dea produces 8,000 cases and the owners hope to increase production to 12,000 cases. Currently, 60 percent of the production is sold in the tasting room. Casa-Dea was one of the first wineries to use a food distributor.

Casa Dea WineryWhite Wines

Pinot Gris 2009 was a straw color with citrus notes on the aroma and taste. The finish was crisp with a citrus finish. Pinot Gris Reserve 2009 offered a citrus aroma with taste notes of citrus and mineral. The finish was crisp with citrus and a touch of vanilla. The wine was fermented and barrel aged. Chardonnay Reserve 2009 had an aroma of pear notes. The taste had notes of pear, citrus and caramel. The finish was crisp with fruit yielding to caramel and mineral.

Red Wines

Pinot Noir 2007 offered an aroma of red cherry notes. The taste had red cherry notes with oak nuances. The fruity finish had mild tannins. Cabernet Franc 2008 was ruby. The aroma and taste offered dark fruit notes. The fruit finish with tannins yielded to spice. Cabernet Franc Reserve 2008 featured an aroma with dark fruit layers. The taste was fruity. The finish had tannins and was fruity with oak influences.

 

Events

Whether planning a wedding or a corporate event, Casa-Dea Winery offers a lovely location for the event.

Enjoy a visit to Casa-Dea Estates Winery where you can enjoy tasting wines and a restaurant on site.

Casa-Dea Estates Winery
1186 Greer Road
Wellington, Ontario KOK 3LO

GPS: N43º 56.984’ W77º 26.547’

 


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