Certified Organic Solar Winery
Rated one of the Top Five family friend wineries in the U.S by Conde Nast International, the Castoro Cellars offers guests ample fun, from an 18 round disc golf course, games for the kids, yoga in the vineyard, and their infamous grape juice for the kids (and adults), made with premium Zinfandel and Syrah grapes - crushed, juiced, and bottled just weeks after harvesting.
“We wanted to create an experience, a place you can bring the whole family,” said Udsen. “Our kids have been involved in the winery our whole lives, it’s been great to work together and very rewarding.”
The winery grounds feature lush native plants and cork oaks, offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills and vineyards in the heart of Paso Robles. Throughout the year the winery hosts musicians from around the world, including their infamous Beaverstock Music Festival, which celebrates wine-loving peace and music in the vineyard every September.
Certified Organic and Sustainable
Ensuring the health of the grapes and the soil, the whole winery is SIP certified (Sustainability in Practice), with over 450 acres CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers). Comprised of seven vineyards, the Udsen family ensures proper care of not only the winery but the earth for the future, currently transitioning Whale Rock AVA into a biodynamic vineyard.
“We’ve always lived and worked in the vineyard, organic is how we’ve always done things,” said Owner, Bimmer Udsen. “We want to make the winery sustainable for the next generation, by working with nature to create healthier vines and better wines.”
Additionally, the winery utilizes the strength of the sun to power their production facility, another way the Udsens have become environmental stewards.
Estate Grown Wine
At Castoro Cellars, guests will experience a wide spectrum of estate grown wines, pairing beautifully with cuisine around the world. With a sustainable farming focus, they select grapes carefully, matching vineyard location with the grape variety. Club favorites include the limited 2012 Due Mila Nove Reserve Red, a distinctive Bordeaux blend to enjoy with grilled sirloin or your favorite grilled dish. Enjoy a rich pasta with their 2012 Zinfusion Reserve Zinfandel, a coveted wine among all Zin lovers. Travel to Spain with their 2015 Reserve Albariño, paired perfectly with seared scallops, mussels, tapas or paella.
“As we traveled and had wine around world, we planted a lot of varietals that inspired us,” said Udsen. “We love experimenting with different wines and the tasting room is a great place to feature our creativity”
Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House
• Saturday, October, 15 & Sunday, October 16, 10am-5:30pm
• $5, Wine Club/Free
• Ever wanted to stomp your own grapes? Enjoy a fun filled day celebrating the fruits of their labor with great food, barrel samples, live music by Soul Sauce, and lots of “Dam Fine Wine!”
Castoro Cellars is open daily from 10am to 5:30pm, visit them at 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton.
For more information, please visit www.castorocellars.com/Events or call (805) 238-0725.