We have wrapped up the first year of the CAST Creative Lab (CCL) and a huge THANK YOU for all those exploratory wine drinkers out there who fearlessly explored some familiar wine varietals made in bright, exciting and surprising ways. Supporting CAST in this program not only allowed us to roll up our sleeves during the pandemic and try some new processes, but also allowed our winemaking and marketing teams to engage their skills, stretch their intuitive wine making senses, and explore their creativity. We are certainly honored to have a team that exemplifies the spirit of exploration and understands that taking risks can yield the some delightful results.
Two wines from the CCL program will graduate to our main assortment in the Spring of 2022 ; the Pét Nat of Pinot Noir (Let’s Party) and the White Zinfandel (Don’t Judge Me). These two wines were received so well when introduced into our tasting flights we decided to continue them, bottling this coming January.
CCL for 2022 is still under development, two of three wines we had planned for the vintage suffered from a fruit shortage (no, not the drought) courtesy of a hungry bear. We hope she/he has delightful dreams this winter! But we are moving forward with a unique style Rosé, if you’re interested in being on the CCL mailing list, please send us a note and we’ll keep you current on this and future experimental wines.