This wine would pair well with something straight out of their café. Café? Sure thing, Cass is one of those unique wineries that has an in house café. Chef Jacob Lovejoy puts mucho love into his creations. They have laying hens as well as an estate grown grass fed, grain finished cow that is used in all of their burgers. I’ve partaken in several of his dishes in the past and have been wow’d each time!
As if great wine and great food weren’t enough, these folks also take great care of our friend, the earth. They first became SIP Certified in 2011 and haven’t looked back. They are on solar and take great care in the vineyards promoting soil health along with water conservation. They do this by using drip irrigation, monitoring canopy growth as well as soil moisture. Cover crops are also used in between vine rows and as necessary these will be incorporated in the soil as a green manure or mowed and left to cover the soil.
In addition to all of this they promote and support their local community. They are currently donating $1 from each bottle sold in the tasting room to a local Paso Robles charity (I am unsure of the duration of this). The Cass crew is also involved with the Paderewski Festival and Woods Humane Society.
From the soil to the bottle to the people to the community, now that’s a sustainable model. Cheers!