Many vineyards are born from a union of wine-love, timely travel to a romantic wine-producing nation...and retirement. Welcome Casanel, a winery created out of just those ingredients, from Casey and Nelson deSouza (hence the name: Casanel).

Romance is stitched into the fabric of this lovely winery. The forty-acre property, purchased in 2005, included a mid-1800's stone barn, an even older log cabin, a lake, and a creek - all the iconic symbols of Virginia wine country together in one perfect place. Casanel has two tasting rooms; one is in the two-story mid-1800s stone tasting room (formerly a cow barn) for the wine club, and the other on the upper level of the new state-of-the-art winery building. The winery: Groups are welcome, but please note: all limos and buses regardless of size MUST have reservation, and groups of 8 or more must also have a reservation.

Kids are welcome (must stay with adults); snacks are available for purchase and picnic areas are provided; dogs on leash can hang outside (on-leash). Group tours coming soon.

"Car to bar" accessibility: Disabled parking; wheelchair-accessible sidewalk with ramps and restrooms.
The wines have included Chardonnay, Norton, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere (Wine Club only).


  • Pet Friendly
  • Groups Restricted (check website)
  • Weddings
  • Private Events
  • Bus/limo Parking
  • Picnics welcome (check for rules)
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