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Cass Winery Paso Robles, CA 93446
7350 Linne Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239 1730
Fax : 805 2272889
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
12-5pm Monday - Friday, 11 -6pm Saturday and Sunday. Cafe is open daily 12-4pm.
  • Monday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Tuesday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Wednesday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Thursday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Friday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Sunday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
    Cass Winery, opened in May 2005, is located on the east side of Paso Robles. We specialize in Rhone varietal wines from our 100% estate grown vineyard. The Cass Cafe, which is located in our tasting room, is open for lunch daily from 12-4pm. We have an outdoor area for tasting and picnic areas. We also offer to serve our wine to customers at a table instead of having them stand at the bar. We cater to private parties in our library room and barrel room. Open daily.
    Winemaker Lood Kotze
    B.Sc Agricultural Enology (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

    Honors B.Sc Agricultural Enology (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

    US Wine Judging and Evaluation qualification (Red, White, and Fortified wines)


    2003 Kanu, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    2004 Rudera Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    2005 Neil Ellis Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    2005 Cass Winery

    2006 Ernie Els Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    2006 Cass Winery

    2007 Grant Burge Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia

    2007 Rust Vrede/Guardian Peak, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    2007 Current Winemaker at Cass

    My name is Lood Kotze. I grew up in South Africa, in a town called Somerset West, close to Cape Town, in the middle of the South African winelands. After high school and a half year working in England, I started my studies in Viticulture and Enology at the University of Stellenbosch and received my Bachelors degree, Enology. I also hold an Honors degree in Enology and am qualified as a judge for wine evaluation. I’ve spent time working at various wineries which helped further my understanding of wine tremendously. I am a big supporter of mentorship when it comes to learning the art.

    Before work as enologist/winemaker at Cass Winery, I’ve been doing “flying winemaking” for quite a while. The experience I gained thought this was invaluable and my approach to winemaking is influenced by every producer under whom I worked.

    My approach to winemaking is one of minimal intervention. Wine is a natural product and one should keep it that way. Because wine should express the area where grapes grow, the winemaking already starts in the vineyard. The harder you work in the vineyard, the easier the work is in the winery. I believe in keeping to the basics, and doing the basics right when it comes to making If you are reading this, I assume you are interested in Cass and our product!I thank you for this, and feel honored every time someone enjoys a wine that was under my hands.
    Red ------------- ---
    2006 Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Winemaker: Lood Kotze
  • 2006 Cabernet Franc
  • 400 cases produced
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  • $42.00
    as of 01/06

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