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Sass Winery is a perpetually evolving dream:


Sass Winery has a perpetually evolving goal: To grow the best grapes we can and produce the best wines possible, wines that reflect the character of each vineyard – and to provide a strong value, and maybe have some fun doing it, too.

The winery started as a daydream for amateur winemaker Jerry Sass in the late 1980s. Those were days of  trial and error, of watching kids “help” by accidentally sitting in the picking boxes full of grapes; of being surprised at how much we could learn each day.

After looking for two years, we found an empty piece of ground: 19.4 acres of rolling hills that had been most recently a grass seed farm. The neighbors, descendants of the family that had farmed the area since the 1880s, remembered that through the years the farm had been planted with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums and cherries.

 

Jerry Sass

Jerry Sass

Owner & Winemaker

Jerry Sass III

Jerry Sass III

Assistant Winemaker & Cellarmaster

Cheryl Akimoff

Cheryl Akimoff

Tasting Room Manager

Zeb Dewar

Zeb Dewar

Assistant Winemaker

Abby Sass

Abby Sass

General Helper

Sam Sass

Sam Sass

General Helper