Alumni Wine

UNT Alumni Association Wine

Show your support for the University of North Texas by enjoying the UNT Alumni Association’s custom wine, provided by Cassaro Winery in Ovilla, TX.

Our North Texas Tempranillo is a favorite of red wine lovers. With bold flavors featuring hints of cherry and spice, this wine pairs well with Texas specialties such as BBQ and fajitas.

This special edition wine from an award-winning vineyard is perfect for any occasion. It makes a great birthday, holiday or everyday gift for any proud UNT alum.

UNT Wine

A portion of proceeds from every bottle go directly to the UNT Alumni Association to support alumni programs, scholarships and advancement activities.

Order a bottle or case from Cassaro Winery to serve North Texas Tempranillo at your holiday table.

If you are in Denton, North Texas Tempranillo is now available at both Metzler’s locations at 1115 E. University Drive and 628 Londonderry Lane and at special events at Apogee Stadium.

About Cassaro Winery

Blending Texas wines with Italian tradition, UNT alumnus John Matthews and his wife Jill founded Cassaro Winery to bring a Tuscan wine-tasting experience home to DFW. The Cassaro family’s wine-making history dates back to John’s grandfather Giuseppe Cassaro who emigrated to the United States from Italy. Today, John uses 100% Texas grapes to make Texas wines in true Italian fashion.

Family and friends are the heart and soul of Cassaro, so the Matthews’ winery is designed to relax, sip and share special moments loved ones. Located on nearly three acres of countryside in historic downtown Ovilla, the grounds feature native pecan and fruit trees, pergolas, a patio fountain, picnic tables and a 1910 Texas farmhouse remodeled into a Tuscan-style tasting room and winery.

Cassaro Winery is open to all, with grassy play spaces and games for kids while parents enjoy award-winning wines, including the Avante Rose which received the 2019 State Fair of Texas and GO TEXAN Blue Ribbon, the Experience Rose’ Silver Certificate and many more honors.

Cassaro winery is located just 25 minutes south of Dallas off I-35 and FM 664, so John and Jill invite you to “join the family” for tastings, facility tours and a glass of North Texas Tempranillo. Visit to plan your next weekend trek to the country.