A County original. Casa-Dea Estates Winery is one of the largest and most established wineries in Prince Edward County. We have been growing with pride since the year 2000 and with over 65 acres of planted vines, we are one of the very few wineries that are capable of producing true Prince Edward County VQA wines. Come for a sip or stay for a glass of wine on our licensed patio featuring Italian inspired dishes.
Casa-Dea Estates Winery is commited to growing and producing the best quality Prince Edward County VQA wines possible, using only grapes grown and from our vineyards.
We are located just off the historic Loyalist Parkway (Highway 33) on Greer Road, 9km West of Wellington in Prince Edward County. While we were the first winery on Greer Road we share the destination with two other recognized wineries – Norman Hardie Vineyard & Winery and Rosehall Run Vineyards. Some refer to us 'The Three on Greer'. If you are coming to 'The County' from Toronto, we are the first cluster of wineries that you will come across on your way in so be sure to stop in and start your wine tour with three of the best 'The County' has to offer.
Domenic Di Pietrantonio grew up in the small village of Lettomanoppello located in the Abruzzi area of Italy. At an early age, Domenic left home to study with the monks and as he entered the priesthood, he was assigned to the wine cellar room at the monastery. The experience stayed with him and he fell in love with the true art of wine making— this underlying passion is why Casa-Dea Estates Winery exisits today.
After immigrating to Canada in the 1950's Domenic found great success in the manufacturing industry but his passion to make great wine was still unfulfilled. It was this passion that took him back to Italy years later to study the art of winemaking (oenology/viticulture). Upon his return to Canada he started planting a vineyard on Cold Creek Road in Prince Edward County, which is still one of our production vineyards. In 2009, Domenic purchased a second vineyard and it's winery which is now Casa-Dea Estates Winery.
Inspired by Romance
Every business name has a story.
People often ask, "Why is the winery called Casa-Dea?". The answer is quite simple, romance. You see, 'Casa' translates to home in Italian and Dea means 'Goddess'. Dea also happens to be the name of Domenic's wife of 56 years. Casa-Dea translated: Home of the Goddess. The winery was named as a tribute to Domenic's wife. This story of romance is represented by the Goddess symbol on all of our products.
The 'coat-of-arms' that you see is our corporate-mark and also happens to represents Domenic's hometown village of Lettomanoppello in Italy. He received wirtten permission from the village to use this emblem to pay tribute to his heritage and roots.
Wine is Our Business
Domenic di Pietrantonio
Domenic found his passion for wine early in life and as the founder of Casa-Dea Estates Winery he continues to visit the winery almost daily. He is an astute businessman who likes to keep his finger on the pulse of the winery. Many days, he can be found in the vineyard checking out the progress of the grapes. An observant and thoughtful man, he studied the classics and has a great appreciation for history and literature.
Luciano Della Civita
Luciano (Lou) is the vineyard manager of our two properties—the vineyards on Cold Creek Road and the vineyards at the the winery on Greer Road. Lou is the caretaker of the vines and is passionate about trying to stay ahead of what ever the weather may bring. Many people of different cultural backgrounds visit the winery, Lou's ability to speak several languages is a real asset.