Situated in southeast Paso Robles, CASS Vineyard and Winery is a well established and important fixture in our local wine community. Having been awarded Winery of the Year by the Central Coast Wine Competition three times, CASS has been acclaimed for its dedication, innovation, and experimentation.
Based on 145-acres, Cass Estate Vineyard was created when its
founder, Steve Cass, retired in 1999 from Charles Schwab in the
San Francisco Bay Area and came to Paso Robles, finding the
perfect place to start a vineyard, planting 12 varieties of grapes in
the rolling hills between Paso Robles and Creston.
In 2002, Steve Cass and Ted Plemons, who built the Cass' home and helped establish the vineyard, decided to become business partners and establish the winery. The vineyard began to bear fruit in 2003. Two years later the barn was finished being converted to a tasting room and its doors opened in May 2005.
Steve Cass has also been a supporter of the arts in Paso Robles. Throughout the years, he has served in different positions on the board of the Paderewski Festival and in 2006, he helped to re-launch the festival... "Under the leadership of the Polish Music Center at the USC Thornton School of Music and Paso Roblans led by Steve Cass & Joel Peterson, the Paderewski Festival which had been temporarily suspended from 2001 to 2006 was re-launched." Steve has been credited with being the driving force behind this festival.
Thank you Steve for your support of the History Museum and for your exceptional wines!