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Castoro Cellars
1315 North Bethel Road
Templeton, CA 93465
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Located along Highway 46 West, Castoro Cellars is hosting popular music events and a disk golf course. This tasting room can be seen from the highway but the entrance is along Bethel Road. It features two standing bars, incredible staff, and snacks for sale. A small Art Gallery serves as extra seating for small groups. Enjoy a tasting flight for $5, which includes 7 wines. We always arrive unannounced and this location had 14 different selections available for tasting. Castoro is pouring Paso Robles reds like Zinfandel, Syrah and Tempranillo. The tasting list also included Muscat Canelli and Gewurztraminer. We love the non alcoholic grape juice made from Zinfandel and Primitivo. Pictured with this review is the 18 hole (Frisbee) disk golf course open to patrons for $5. Enjoy views of Whale Rock Vineyard while making your way through a two mile loop. Castro Cellars is the label behind the annual Whale Rock Concert that allows patrons to dance among the grape vines. Check out Bethel Road Distillery, the newest project for winemaker Niels Udsen.
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    Tom Myers
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  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 80
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  • 2015 Balena
    A tribute to our acclaimed Whale Rock Vineyard grown on the Westside of Paso Robles. Balena is a delicate, aromatic blend of Falanghina, Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot grigio. Balena displays floral and tropical aromas of sandalwood, orange blossoms, mangos, and grilled pineapple. The fruit is framed with balanced acidity and a refreshing finish to create an elegant wine. Oakenshield Wines are created to celebrate the spirit of the good life to be enjoyed with friends and family both past and present. Pair with pasta primavera, seared scallops, veal piccata, or soft cheeses.
  • 2014 Barbera
    Barbera is an Italian varietal grown mostly in Piedmont and the southwest area of Lombardy, where it accounts for of the plantings. Half of our Barbera grapes are planted on a steep south facing slope while the balance is near a seasonal creek running through the vineyard. The combination of hillside stress and rich bottom-land grapes is ideal. This wine is rich in the nose with aromas of fresh picked strawberries, wild raspberries, chai spice, and vanilla. Extended oak aging mingles the fruit aromas with cinnamon oak nuances creating a body balanced with medium tannins. Go Italian and enjoy it with your favorite pasta dishes!
  • 2015 Cabernet Dorsa
    The deep, bright fruit is followed by a dense structure. It's a full bodied wine with a soft, cherry finish from extended small oak aging. Enjoy with rich, hearty entrees or with your favorite aged cheese.
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
    You will agree that Paso Robles is Cabernet Sauvignon country after enjoying this amazing wine. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with rich berries, ripe plum, crushed cherry, and strawberry preserve aromas. Vanilla-chai nuances from both American and French oak frame the fruit. This broad-shouldered Cabernet Sauv is ready to drink now, but also has formidable aging capacity. Enjoy the King of Red Wines with any hearty entrée or with a selection of rich cheeses. Cheers!
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Whale Rock
    Cab is King! The 2012 Reserve was made from a blend of outstanding vineyards aged for 24 months in French oak barrels. The extended oak ageing adds a muscular finish and dense structure along with gingerbread and vanilla spice aromas. There are rich layers of cherry pie filling, cola, dark chocolate, and ripe strawberry flavors. Our Reserve has broad shoulders with ample polished tannins. This is truly a special treat! Enjoy with rich, hearty entrées or aged cheese. Enjoy now and excellent for cellar aging too.
  • 2014 Carignane
    We planted six acres of Carignane in our organically grown Whale Rock Vineyard on the westside of Paso Robles because we love the deep garnet color, rose petal aroma, and bright raspberry finish. One of the most planted grapes in France, it’s used ex-tensively for blending because of the natural acid balance, intense smokiness, and fresh-picked berry flavors. Our Carignane starts with strawberry-rhubarb and cherry cola aromas, has a full and lush middle, and finishes with a dark chocolate silkiness. This is a food lover’s wine! It pairs great with fairly strong cheeses, hearty entrees, and is a Thanksgiving favorite.
  • 2014 Charbono
    Our Charbono is made with organic grapes from our Whale Rock Vineyard located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles. Typically one of the last grapes to be harvested, the long hang time allows the flavors to fully mature and create an exceptional wine reminiscent of the great Italian vintages. It displays smoked cherry, violets, and dried cranberry aromas. There are dark, ripe berry flavors followed by a finish with supple tannins. A treat and unique wine for any cellar!
  • 2015 Chardonnay
    This Whale Rock Chardonnay is a staff favorite! The grapes are farmed organically on the west side of Paso Robles. A portion of the grapes were fermented in new French oak barrels and aged on the lees for a creamy, elegant middle palate. This dry-yet-fruity wine has aromas of ripe peaches, pears, jasmine flowers, and shortbread. As you drink it, you’ll encounter a grilled pineapple sweetness balanced perfectly with a crisp, lengthy finish. Always a treat with rich seafood dishes and creamed soups. Serve slightly chilled.
  • 2015 Chardonnay
    This wine is rich in every sense. A SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified blend of cooler Templeton Gap fruit with our warmer Eastside fruit creates a lovely collage of tropical flavors: grilled pineapple, passion fruit, and ripe pear. A portion of the blend was barrel fermented in French oak to create a silky body with weight. A por-tion of Pinot grigio was blended in for balance and a refreshing finish. This wine will complement any seafood dish and really stand out with rich cream sauces on pasta or chicken. Serve only slightly chilled to allow the aromas to fully open up.
  • 2014 Dam Fine Wine
    The Malbec provides dark cherry and cinnamon-bread aromas, Barbera adds structure through acidity in the mid palate, the Petite Sirah is the backbone and adds longevity, and the Zinfandel adds a strawberry jam nose with a smooth finish
  • 2013 Due Mila Dieci
    Our ultra-special Bordeaux style blend.
  • 2014 East Meets West
    This wine is a fusion of flavors that best define the Paso Robles appellation. Note the forward fruit that is synonymous with the area's Eastside coupled with structure and spiciness from the Westside. The marrying of the wines develop this broad shouldered blend into an inviting fusion of raspberry, wild cherry, and black pepper spice aromas. Extended oak ageing provides longevity and structure with flannel soft tannins, creating an age-worthy wine. Serve with friends and enjoy!
  • 2015 Falanghina
    Aromatic, crisp, medium-bodied.
  • 2014 Gewurztraminer
    This grape originates from France but carries a German name. Gewürztraminer is an outstanding wine found in the Alsace region of France. The area is heavily influenced by Germany in architecture, food, and wine style. These grapes have a beautiful golden hue when ripe and are from our SIP Certified Estate Vineyards. The aromas are floral and exotic: jasmine, rose petals, lychee, and crystalized ginger. The mouthfeel is lush, but also delicate. Delicious with sushi, Thai cuisine, and spicy appetizers or cuisine. Serve chilled.
  • 2014 Merlot
    Merlot is one of the main Bordeaux varietals and grows well in Paso Robles. This brick red Merlot has a full nose of rose petals, dried cherries, and boysenberries framed by dark chocolate and baking spices. The mouth begins with blueberries and strawberries and finishes with medium tannins and moderate vanilla oak. This wine is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon when you are looking for something a tad softer with more elegance. You’ll find this wine is great with any cheese, roasted meats, or vegetable dish.
  • 2016 Methode Champenoise
    We invite you to celebrate life with this Blanc de Noir sparkling wine made tradi-tionally from start to finish in the Méthode Champenoise fashion. Secondary fer-mentation in the bottle and 12 month yeast aging results in refined bubbles adding a toasted aged complexity and elegance. The fine mousse brings forth the pear and granny smith apple nose balancing perfectly with a smooth and round mouth feel, finishing crisp with a note of grapefruit. From the pop of the cork, this wine will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
  • 2015 Muscat Canelli
    Muscat Canelli is truly a grape where the fresh aromas are just as intense and flowery in the wine as in the grapes! As the fermentation takes place, the whole cellar is filled with its beautiful fragrance. If you have time, come by the winery in late September during its fermentation for a memorable treat. You will smell peaches and apricots in the bouquet. Orange Muscat is blended in to add honeycomb and tangerine notes to round out this fruitier, light bodied Moscato. Drink this wine chilled as an aperitif or enjoy its freshness with fruit desserts. Interestingly, Muscat Canelli is a treat with very spicy foods.
  • 2014 Pasofusion
    This deep, ruby red wine is a fusion of flavors that best define Paso Robles grapes: fruit and spice. The marrying of the wines create an inviting fusion of raspberry, dark berry, leather, and dark coffee aromas
  • 2013 Petit Verdot
    Petit Verdot is one of the varieties used in Bordeaux for blending, so it’s no wonder that its also an integral component of our Anniversary and other Reserve blends. It is rich with a mouth-filling, crisp body that’s an excellent match for bold meat dishes. This big wine has a glorious garnet purple color with a perfect balance of acid, tannins, and oak aging. The aroma is of cranberries, smoky cherry, espresso bean, and violets, framed by the French oak aromas of Vanilla-Chai. Drink now with your favorite cut of meat or save it for a special occasion that calls for intensity!
  • 2016 Pinot Grigio
    There are bright aromas of floral honeysuckle, tangerine, peach nectar, and ripe pear. The mouth bursts with passion fruit followed by a fresh pomelo finish.
  • 2015 Primitivo
    Zinfandel's Italian Cousin. Ample Tannins to balance the fruit and spice.
  • 2016 Reverve Chardonnay
    This dry-yet-fruity wine has aromas of green apples, juicy pears, and shortbread, and balanced perfectly with a crisp, lengthy finish. Always a treat with rich seafood dishes and creamed soups.
  • 2016 Rosato
    A delicate, dry, Syrah Rose. Cherry color comes from light contact with the grape skins. Cool fermentation retains fruit aromas.
  • 2015 Saugivnon Blanc
    One of our favorite wines! This wine is reminiscent of the Marlborough region of New Zealand, highly aromatic and lush. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are from our Dos Viñas Vineyard in the foothills facing south towards Paso Robles. A splash of Gewurztraminer is blended in to add weight on the palate and Asian pear aroma. This is a dry-yet-fruity wine with a lemongrass, tangerine, and white peach bouquet. The mouth is crisp, medium bodied, with a lingering finish. Try sautéing scallops in butter with a bit of this wine and garlic. Squeeze a little lemon on top and enjoy with the rest of the chilled bottle.
  • 2015 Syrah
    Westside fruit leads to black cherry notes.
  • 2013 Syrah Whale Rock
    This Syrah comes from our CCOF Certified Organic Whale Rock Vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. The cooler west side conditions create a deep ruby color and juicy dark berries, which develop into a full mouth feel. Balanced acidity with ample tannins is the perfect combination for longevity. Bay leaf, black cherry, a touch of earthiness, and peppercorn aromas are paired with a smooth, mocha finish. Drink now and save one for later. Truly a Syrah lovers wine!
  • 2016 Tango
    Chardonnay and Viognier add body and weight to the middle, Albarino gives a spicy-Asian pear and jasmine nose.
  • 2014 Tempranillo
    Whale Rock Vineyard is a CCOF Certified Organic vineyard in the Templeton Gap that produces some of the best grapes in Paso Robles. This is an awarding treat that explodes with ripe strawberries, framed by cinnamon-spiced plums, and vanilla bean. Barrel aging for 15 months creates a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity, medium bodied sipper, with a crushed cherry finish. The Spaniards, known for their Tempranillo, would be jealous of this wine’s finesse! Enjoy with Paella or pair with tapas and mixed grilled entrees.
  • 2014 Trenta Tre Anni
    Our annual anniversary blend.
  • 2015 Viognier
    Our 2015 Viognier is a medley of our Estate Grown Stone’s Throw and Dos Vinas Vineyards; both SIP Certified on the eastside of Paso Robles. A long, cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks retained the distinct Viognier floral and fruit characteristics that we love: orange blossom, jasmine, apricot, and ripe pears. This Viognier is lush with a weighted palate and a refreshing, smooth finish. Enjoy this wine with friends and family on warm evenings with your favorite light summer meal!
  • 2014 Zinfandel
    The 2014 Zinfandel from our Paso Robles Estate fruit is another stunning wine with classic, fresh berry brightness! Flavors of raspberry jam and crushed cherry fill your mouth, with a subtle black pepper spice finish. Fifteen percent of Petite Sirah is married in for structure, tannins, depth, and a deep garnet color. This Zinfandel showcases intense fruit, a medium-to-full body, and a French vanilla finish. Pop one open for a tasty and rich experience. Prepare your homemade favorite pasta dish for our classic homegrown Zinfandel!
  • 2014 Zinfandel Late Harvest
    We have perfected the method for making this wine! Select rows from our CCOF Organic Cobble Creek Vyd were netted to protect the vines from the birds. The grapes were then left to hang for another month after the primary picking to raisin up; this creates grapes of unmatched intensity and sugar. We fortified the fermenting wine with our own distilled zinfandel wine spirits to stop the fermentation and maintain the proper sugar balance. This creates an intense wine full of blueberry, raspberry, coffee, dark chocolate, and spice aromas. Enjoy this after dinner, by itself, or with decadent chocolate desserts.
  • 2014 Zinfunsion
    Zinfusion has become quite a coveted wine among all Zin lovers! This Paso Robles Zinfandel is a marriage of our SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice) Estate Grown vineyards chosen because of their intense fruit character due to their location and excellent viticulture practices showcased. This ruby wine explodes with raspberry jam, roasted nuts, rose petals, cherry pie, and wild strawberries. The vibrant, fruity body is balanced perfectly with the chalky tannins and a peppery spice finish. Open one up and enjoy with a rich pasta or meat entree.
  • 2014 Zinfusion
    A fuzion of Zinfandel from our best Paso vineyards creates our best selling wine of all time.