A viticulture class in 1994 inspired Linda and Hoot Smith to demonstrate their love of red wine by planting a vineyard for premium grapes. They chose a parcel of land that had been in the Smith family since the 1860's. From the first harvest in 1997, The Smith's dream was to produce the highest quality wines from their grapes. Their dream has become a reality. Today, Linda and Hoot Smith, their sons, daughters-in-law and even their grandchildren all play an active role in Kastania's current and future production of fine wines. The vineyard is home to three grape varietals: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Our major varietal, Pinot Noir, is planted to three clones: 667, 115 and Rochioli. The small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were originally intended only for the owners' personal consumption, but due to the vineyard's success, these varietals are now available to the public in limited quantities.