When Nicholas Caston’s grandfather Peter Gusmano immigrated to California from Italy, he had no way of knowing he was delivering his future grandson to what would become a lineage of passion: wine. The prime vineyards and rich culture of Sonoma County’s wine industry inspired Nicholas to combine his Irish and Italian heritage in pursuit of the things that make people smile.
Nicholas met Devon, the woman who would become his wife, soon after he started winemaking. The couple spent one of their first dates picking the batches used to make “Embark,” the family’s first red wine blend. It is a staple in their home, and the foundation on which Nicholas creates wine today.
By taking prime grapes from select vineyards in California, The Caston’s create unique Italian inspired wines to share with family, friends, and all who share their passion for small batch wines that chase the unique characteristics of each vintage.