Casi Cielo Winery truly is and is now the home of the Maness Family. The name "Casi Cielo" was originally given to the property by Paul and Marie Vesco when they built the home and planted the initial vineyards in the 1980's. Casi Cielo is a sprawling mountain top estate built in the Adobe Mission Architecture style overlooking the 4 acre farm, vineyards and beautiful San Diego vistas.
We are a family owned and operated farm and winery that specializes in unique handcrafted products including traditional red, white and rose wines and our newest addition, Kickass Fruit wines. In addition, we offer gourmet grape and fruit jellies, hand crafted quilts, and unique gifts including barrel stave crosses, cork items, and vineyard paintings.
Those of you who are experienced with farms know the sheer amount of fruit that you get can be daunting to manage. We have developed the perfect solution! We make jelly!
A Casi Cielo Fresh Crush Jelly is created straight from our vineyard at crush... we aren't just about wine and wine tasting. 10% of the grape juice is removed from fermentation and taken to Jackies Jams in El Cajon where they make our delicious Fresh Crush Jellies! In addition to our Jellies we are now offering Orchard Fruit Jams and Preserves.
Friends and family have been known to sit down with just a jar and a spoon but it's awesome over ice cream, cheese cake, and yes...even toast.
Our tasting room is available for small private parties and events so keep us in mind if your planning something fun!
Our air conditioned tasting room is open on both Saturday and Sunday from 12-6. It overlooks the surrounding vineyards with million dollar mountain top vistas. Inside or out, your comfort and enjoyment is our priority.
Nobody in their right mind would willingly invest ALL of their money and free time to create a bottle of wine. Suffice to say--we are not in our right mind! We are passionate about what we do and believe strongly in the importance of sustainable agriculture; what we call an "Agri-Culture"!
It all begins in the soil and the structure. Great grapes must have a strong foundation. The steps involved in obtaining a rich harvest are back breaking, heat stroke inducing and sometimes totally frustrating but when it comes to harvest day...everything was worth it!
Patience, patience, patience...
The making of the wine cannot be rushed. The juice must be lovingly nurtured, sometimes for years, before it's ready. Ahh... but when it is...all of the sweat, money and exhaustion is worth it.