Welcome to Casa Carmen
An unpretentious place to drink well, eat well, and enjoy good company.
A boutique family winery producing small lot craft wines and vermouth.
Serving wine and tapas, our tasting room is created in the spirit of the traditional wine bodegas of Spain and South America—an unpretentious place to drink well, eat well, and enjoy good company.
Together, these wizards of bonhomie have conjured up all sorts of new opportunities for the good people of Chestertown to gather together over a bottle of wine and a plate of paella—working their community magic and paving the future for their young business along the way.
Casa Carmen has developed an exceptional collection of wines. Not only for our region, but when we compare them against our national and international selections. They are well balanced, flavorful, and easily enjoyed with and without food.
Brothers Enrique and Felipe Pallares are combining the competitive drive that led them to become professional polo players with the entrepreneurial spirit passed down by their pioneering predecessors in an effort to create world-class wine.
Our 2020 Viognier is Here
Viognier fills the air to the brim with white spring flowers and sweet sap. It is nature's panche—flamboyant, fragrant, and incurably baroque.
In Search of El Duende
Letters from the vineyard.
Spring 2022 Letter
Wine is a solace. Wine is a pause. Wine is a vast field under the sun and a soft spot of grass under the shade. Wine is rain on parched land and sunlight after the storm. Wine is a truce and a herald of light that speaks of better places....
Winter 2022 Letter
This compilation of letters have come to be my favorite corner of our website, which we have titled “In Search of el Duende.” The title is, of course, a nod to Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, who worked, perhaps more than anyone, to communicate the meaning of duende, a term that has...