Spokane, WA, native, Tyler Henley will be joining the production team of the family-owned Estate at Casanel Vineyards & Winery near Leesburg.
Henley brings 11 years of wine making and wine growing experience to his position as the production manager. His experiences in Virginia, California, and abroad have helped cultivate his enthusiasm for crafting small-lot, boutique-style wines that can compete on an international level. Henley, who begins work in July, is engaged to Casanel Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Katie DeSouza
Casanel, named for proprietors Casey and Nelson DeSouza, is located on Canby Road west of Leesburg.
“We are very excited and proud to see both my daughter Katie and Tyler step up to carry on the vision I have built here. I foresee great things that the two of them will accomplish together,” Nelson DeSouza stated.