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Castoro Cellars

1315 N. Bethel Rd.
Templeton, CA 93456
(888) DAM FINE

Tasting:   Daily 10 to 5
Complimentary, $3, & $5 with glass
15% case discount
  Art Gallery, Music Venue
Price Range:   $7 to $36 per bottle
Established:   1983
Vineyards:   600 acres
  50,000 cases

Castoro Cellars Description

Situated in the middle of Cobble Creek Vineyard, just off Highway 46 west, is the elegant Mediterranean style tasting complex of Castoro Cellars. From the tree-shaded parking lot you walk up under the long grape arbor to the gardens featuring lush native plants and specimen cork oaks. There are numerous shaded picnic tables, extensive arbors, lawns, bird houses, and places to stroll and discover.
Inside the wood and tile tasting room interior, there is a varied selection of new releases, single vineyard and library wines to enjoy. Straight refreshing grape juice is also available. Local artisan products, interesting gifts and gourmet food items are spread through the attractive space. Two granite and wood tasting bars, in separate rooms, handle their many visitors. Sparkling wine riddling racks display their older vintage “library wines”.
A separate event center is across the patio with its walls covered with dozens of original paintings. Within the tasting room charming watercolors from the artist Howard Kline grace the walls. Castoro hosts an outdoor musical concert series on the premises in the fall and has other public events during the year.
The winery name originates with the owners long-time nickname "Beaver," evolved further when he was working in Italy and his friends soon took to calling him "Il Castoro," which is beaver in Italian. The name and the motto stuck. Castoro Cellars' "dam fine wines" sports a image of a beaver on each label.
The winery grows and produces many wines encompassing the traditional grapes of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Italy. There flagship wines are their Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. They also make a white Zinfandel and a Zinfandel Port. The winery itself is located in nearby San Miguel where, in addition to their own production, they custom crush for many other wineries in the area.

Castoro Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Storefront only
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Sustainable Ag. practices
Petite Sirah
Sauvignon Blanc
Gift Shop - Special
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Event Space
Wedding Services
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Castoro Cellars Reviews

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Excellent value and selection
WineHound, San Luis Obispo
These folks have a lot to offer, unbeatable number of wines to choose from and terrific value. Super picnic area. Try the Viognier and Cabernet, both under $20. Say hi to Nancy for me!

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Most fun you will ever have!
bruderlin, LA
No one has parties like Castoro! I love this place. Beautiful grounds, good deals, great event parties...I will always come back for more.

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Fun place
cberger, Los angeles
You'll have a great time here!

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Dam Fine Wines
JChristoph, Lemoore
Their reds were great! The atmosphere was fun, our pour-er was very knowledgeable. They have a great variety of both reds and whites so for those in our group who only like one or the other you could do that. This would definitely be somewhere I would bring guests back to.

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Scenic Winery with Art
Eagle12, Schaumburg
Fine Art coupled with Fine Wine leaves me not much to complain about. Greg our pour-er took us through many competently made reds. We viewed art in their gallery where they display local artist on a rotating basis. Met one of the owners Bimmer who was working with a photographer shooting photos of the winery. The winery is a real work of art in itself, A beautiful facility were they also host concerts. Purchased a reserve Barbera and a reserve Cab.

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Beautiful grounds good selection
adamjf12, San Diego
The winery location and grounds are beautiful. Good wine selection of choices. I recommend Cabernet Franc. Their best wines are their reserve wines. This one is real close to Paso Robles area as well, so not a long drive. Worth the stop in my opinion.

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