Our Mission

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.

The Winery

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.

Our Founder

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 exist 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 written permission from the village to use this emblem to pay tribute to his heritage and roots.

Wine is Our Business

  • Domenic di Pietrantonio

    Founder

    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.

  • Paul Battilana

    Winemaker

    Paul was in the first graduating class from Niagara College, School of Viticulture. Paul worked as assistant winemaker at several high profile wineries in the Niagara Peninsula before moving to Prince Edward County and taking the position of winemaker here at Casa Dea. As winemaker Paul is dedicated to the ongoing process of crafting high quality VQA wines.

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  • Paul Marconi

    Vice-President Sales

    Paul looks after our licensee sales—he is passionate about wine and travels far and wide across Ontario, spreading the word about Casa-Dea Estates Winery and our quality wines that are designated 'VQA Prince Edward County'. Paul would be happy to speak with you about wines for your restaurant, hotel, golf course, corporation or special function.

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  • Pauline Swyers

    Manager of Hospitality, Food & Wine

    Pauline brings over 20 years of management and administrative experience in the hospitality industry. Her management experience in hospitality, food and wine will be extremely useful. Pauline has worked for many and varied businesses such as: Boston Pizza (Nepean), Brookstreet Hotel, (Kanata) Trenton Curling Club, Roundel Golf Course (CFB Trenton), and more recently as Manager of the Greek Banquet Centre (Belleville).

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