Friday, October 4th | 6:30pm
$85++ ONE Members | $90++ Non-ONE Members & Guests
Meet Ted Plemons, Co-Owner of Cass Winery. Born and raised in the Central Coast, Ted Plemons was the mastermind behind Cass Winery. Plemons, a builder of custom homes and boutique wineries, became fast friends and golfing buddies with Steve Cass back in 2000 when Cass had purchased the 800 hundred acres in southeast Paso Robles, which is now home to Cass Vineyards and Winery.
On a wine tasting and golfing trip to South Africa Plemons convinced Cass to open a winery. During this trip they fell in love with the South African wine style and the ambiance of the tasting rooms there as well as the wine itself and decided to start a Rhône style wine oriented winery, with the idea of making wines of the highest quality possible.
History of Cass Winery:
In 2000 the Cass vineyard was among the first California vineyards to be entirely planted with ENTAV certified clones from France. The winery was established in 2005 by Co-owners Steve Cass and Ted Plemons and produce 10,000 cases of 100% estate wines annually. The vineyard is 145 planted acres and grows eleven different varietals. Although Cass is considered a Rhône house, over half the vineyard is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2007 Cass opened a café which is open seven days a week and features farm to table seasonal and artisan menu items.
The Cass Estate Vineyard, located in the Geneseo AVA southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality. A long growing season of warm days and cool evenings give rise to vibrantly ripened fruit with dynamic flavor profiles that translate beautifully in your glass.