Per Caso Cellars
Paso Robles AVA
We concentrate on blended red and white wines that focus on reflecting the terroir and personality of specific vineyards on Paso Robles’ heralded West Side growing area.
Per Caso owner and winemaker Steve Glossner has carved an imposing niche for himself among the celebrated wineries that call the Paso Robles AVA their home. His story and that of Per Caso Cellars are emblematic of the highly successful growing area that has become one of California’s most storied and celebrated locations.
Steve Glossner’s resume is full and well-documented with stints at the likes of Justin Vineyards and Winery, Adelaida Cellars, Halter Ranch Vineyard, Denner Vineyards and Kiamie Wine Cellars as starters. He also owns the highly-successful Paso Port, a boutique entity that specializes in traditional Portuguese varietals that are brandy-fortified.
In 2014, Steve (and wife Lola) acquired Per Caso Cellars, a winery that Steve had helped launch and which he had served as winemaker since its inception. For the record, Per Caso means “chance” in Italian, and that’s exactly what the Glossners did in acquiring Per Caso Cellars.
“I knew the quality was there since I had crafted all the wines and I felt it just needed a little push to make it even more successful,” Steve Glossner recalled. “We concentrate on single vineyard varietal and blended red and white wines that focus on reflecting the terroir and personality of specific vineyards on Paso Robles’ heralded West Side growing area. We work with a number of varying varietals, some Bordeaux and Rhône grapes and even some Pinot Noir. All of the wines are made in extremely limited quantities and have individual characteristics of their own.”
Through all of his successes, Steve Glossner has remained a very traditional winemaker, both in style and approach. A graduate of Cal State Fresno’s Enology Program he became interested in Paso Robles through his studies and research and moved there in 1993. Paso Robles’s ascension to the high strata of California wine areas was then in its infancy and Glossner correctly predicted a great future for the area that had been awarded AVA status some ten years earlier.
Wineries such as Per Caso fill an important niche among California’s massive boutique array of wine producers. They provide an integral element of innovative perception in a manner that larger, profit-driven wineries simply don’t have time nor desire to explore. It is our pleasure to offer this excellent Per Caso 2014 RHN Blend to our Gold Plus! Wine Club members. We know you will find this a most memorable experience. Enjoy!