Cassaro Wines - Blending Texas Wines with Italian Tradition

Blending Texas wines with Italian tradition, John and Jill Matthews and Cassaro Winery bring a Tuscan wine-tasting experience to the Dallas – Ft. Worth metroplex.

The Cassaro family’s wine-making history dates back to when John’s grandfather Giuseppe Cassaro emigrated to the United States from Italy.  John wanted to continue the tradition,  and planted his first European varietals in 2015.  Today,  John uses 100% Texas grapes to make Texas wines in true Italian fashion.

Located on nearly three acres in historic downtown Ovilla, their 1910 Texas farmhouse has been remodeled into a Tuscan-style tasting room and winery. John and Jill invite you to “join the family” as you enjoy Texas wines in a rural country setting.

Cassaro Winery

Wine Tastings

Located just 25 minutes south of Dallas off I-35 and FM 664, Cassaro Winery offers both tastings & tours of our facilities for your next event, social outing, or weekend trek to the country.  For groups of 10+ please click the button below to make a reservation.

Weddings & Private Events

Have a rehearsal dinner, outdoor wedding, or private event you’d like to host at Cassaro Winery? No problem! We can accommodate small parties, community meetings, and special occasions throughout the week and on weekends after our regular business hours.

Official UNT Alumni Wine

Go Mean Green!  Show your support for the University of North Texas by purchasing a bottle or a case of North Texas Tempranillo.  A portion of proceeds from every bottle go directly to the UNT Alumni Association to support a variety of alumni functions, scholarships and advancement activities.

This 100% Texas Tempranillo is a favorite of red wine lovers.  With its bold flavor featuring hints of cherry and spice this wine pairs well with Texas specialities such as BBQ and fajitas.

If you are in Denton, North Texas Tempranillo is now available at both Metzler’s locations at 1115 E. University Drive and 628 Londonderry Lane and at special events at Apogee Stadium.

Perfect for any UNT alumni, this special edition wine will make a great birthday, holiday or everyday gift.

Order here.

Our Vineyard

Cassaro Winery & Vineyards

Planted in 2015, the original vineyard consisted of just ten vines. Cassaro Vineyards now contains nearly 2,000 vines and features several European varieties including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Albarino.

All Cassaro wines are made with 100% Texas grapes, but many of the varieties have their roots in Italy, resulting in a perfect blend of Texas ingenuity and Italian tradition.