Alumni Wine

UNT Alumni Association Wine

Bring a little Mean Green spirit to your table with one of our custom wines, provided by the award-winning Cassaro Winery. A portion of proceeds support UNT Alumni Association programs, scholarships and advancement activities.

Now introducing our new Riesling, a favorite of white wine lovers! This 100% Texas wine is aromatic, crisp and dry with hints of flowers and fruits such as apricots, peaches and pears. Serve chilled and pair with foods like duck, chicken, shrimp and crab.

And red wine fans can still raise a glass of our North Texas Tempranillo. With bold flavors featuring hints of cherry and spice, this wine pairs well with Texas specialties such as BBQ and fajitas.

Order a bottle or case from Cassaro Winery to be delivered anywhere in Texas. If you are in Denton, our wines are available at Metzler’s and during 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, including the Avante Rose, which received the 2019 State Fair of Texas GO TEXAN Blue Ribbon, the Experience Rose’ Silver Certificate and many more honors.

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.

Family and friends are the heart and soul of Cassaro, so the winery is designed for people to relax, sip and share special moments with loved ones. And, with grassy play spaces and games for kids to play, Cassaro Winery is open to all.

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 cassarowines.com to plan your next weekend trek to the country.