Caymus Comes to Suisun Valley….It’s all about the grapes.
Suisun Valley Who? I would bet that reaction is about to become a thing of the past. With Caymus moving in to the valley in a very big way Suisun Valley anonymity is about to end. Mind you this is not just purchasing land for vineyards. On the contrary this is a major league investment in infrastructure being able to produce 5 million gallons of wine and 500,000 gallons of spirits a year. Economics must be ruling the day when it is widely known that growth potential in Napa Valley is over. What better place to expand than Suisun. Since 2007 Ron Lanza of Wooden Valley Vineyards and Frank Musto of M&M Grape Companyhave convinced serious Amateur Winemakers and the Westchester Amateur Winemaking Club of the quality, expansive availability of varietals and value of Suisun Grapes. Ron Lanza and his family run Wooden Valley Winery and he and other grape growers for years have been trying to promote Suisun Valley as a wine-tasting destination. With a visitor center planned this will finally become a reality.
Lanza said, “Caymus has a big name and a great reputation. It will be good,” Lanza said. “It’s going to get press. This type of facility is going to get a lot of press, a lot of talk about Suisun Valley. Our biggest issue in Suisun Valley is awareness.”
Roger King of the Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association expects more Napa Valley wineries to come to the area at some point. King added, “Like Caymus, they might seek to have facilities both in the Napa Valley and in Suisun Valley.” “Napa Valley has functionally gotten close to the point to where it can’t expand, won’t expand and doesn’t want to expand” .
Caymus’s venture will be a tremendous asset to the entire valley and all those who work so hard to grow some of the finest grapes in California. Congratulations to all our friends in Suisun!
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