In the Dry Creek Valley just below Lake Sonoma sits Cast Wines. It’s perched on a hillside with views for what seems like miles across the valley, beyond Bella Vineyard.
We were there pre-Covid for Passport To Dry Creek not long after the winery had opened. They’ve expanded extensively since then. Their wine making facility is on site along with an interesting array of venues for tasting both inside and out, and picnicing.
Sarah was our host for the afternoon and gave us a tour of the facility. She explained how staff is very hands on around the winery, wearing multiple hats and are given the opportunity to participate in the wine production.
Cast has a very large varietal selection and we certainly did our best to taste quite a few. It was the barrel tastings of Petite Syrah though that were standouts for us as well as Cast’s Oak Knoll District Cabernet Franc.
There is a wonderful view and relaxing venues awaiting you if you visit Cast. And, it’s a very dog friendly winery!
Sarah, Thank you for a delightful afternoon tasting!