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“Tasting Room has character” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casanel Vineyards

Casanel Vineyards
Ranked #10 of 79 things to do in Leesburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Established in October of 2008, Casanel Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned and operated business. Our main focus centers on our passion not only for grape-growing, but also for winemaking, emphasized in the way we produce our small lot, craft wines. 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. The family, along with our stellar vineyard and cellar team, work together each and every year to capture the best expression of our terroir and enthusiasm for winemaking excellence. 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 to your glass. We pride ourselves on providing a truly unique experience in our tasting room, one that is reflected in our quiet, adult ambiance, tranquil setting amidst the Catoctin ridge, and educational approach to tastings. Passion, quality, and attention to detail make our wines a perfect pour, every time.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Washington, dc
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“Tasting Room has character”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

A group of ten of us braved a freakish October snowstorm on a tour bus driven by someone who had knee surgery the day before. The owners of the winery were welcoming and all were in costume dressed as pirates as Halloween was that week. the servers provided a history of the winery and though Im not a big fan of Virginia wine in general, Casanel had some good wines. The owners were hospitable and we had a nice time.

Visited October 2012
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

I went to Casanel last weekend. It was a nice day and the vineyard was busy. The staff made it clear that they they needed to move us through quickly. The wine was't bad,but it wasn't great either. The experience didn't make me want to buy wine or come back.

Visited August 2013
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Harrisonburg, VA
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“Very commercial”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

The pictures on the web site look quite inviting. Once arriving on the property, it was evident that it was very commercial. The wine did not appeal to anyone in my group of four. We were rushed and was a total waste of the tasting fee. I could have picked up bottles of wine from Trader Joes for the same amount of money and we would have enjoyed it more!

I have visited many wineries in Virginia and California...I have to say this is one that I will not recommend to anyone.

Visited August 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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“Nice Winery in Leesburg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

The wine at Casanel was above average. The service was excellent. The winery is in a beautiful setting and one can tell that the owners are passionate about the wine experience. They are expanding their facilities which is great but the construction took away a bit from the experience. I recommend the experience at least once.

Visited July 2013
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Wonderful winery.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We visited Casanel on a Monday afternoon and found it charming and inviting. You first view the sight of plenty of vines cascading down the property to a house and the winery facilities...worth a picture perfect photograph. The small wine tasting building is quaint and very nice inside. (A much larger one is under construction). Once inside, family members greet you. The lovely Katie did a top notch job of explaining the Casanel wines during our tasting and we truly enjoyed everything. We made our selections and perused the grounds after. If you plan to visit wineries in the Leesburg area you simply must put this one on your list. Good wine, good people, good time!

Visited May 2013
Thank Bob W
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