Castoro Cellars

A Family owned, Organic and Sustainably operated Vineyard and Winery since 1983.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • About
    The husband and wife team of Niels and Bimmer Udsen established Castoro Cellars in 1983 with the goal of producing world-class wines from Paso Robles-appellation grapes. Each vintage presents a new challenge the Castoro team is more than willing to constantly and creatively experiment. This on-going research is only one of the things that ensures they meet their goal.

    Niels' 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" sport a picture of a beaver on each label.

    Castoro Cellars currently has over 1400 acres of Estate vineyards, over 800 acres of which are certified organic by CCOF. All of the vineyards are SIP Certified, which stands for sustainability in practice. Sustainable farming and wine-making has been at the forefront of Castoro's mission since its inception. Castoro is also home of one of the largest solar arrays in Paso Robles, designed to offset all of the winery's energy use. In total, we produce more than 2 million kWh across many vineyards and facilities.

    Beyond the wine Castoro features live music year round, Yoga Brunch classes, an 18 hole disc golf course and the annual Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival every September. If you love music, wine, yoga, craft beer and art all in a family friendly environment, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival is for you!
  • Wines Produced
    Albariño
    Alicante Bouschet
    Barbera
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Carignane
    Charbono
    Chardonnay
    Chenin Blanc
    Gewürztraminer
    Grenache
    Grenache Blanc
    Malbec
    Merlot
    Muscat Canelli
    Orange Muscat
    Other
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Grigio
    Pinot Gris
    Pinot Noir
    Port-Style
    Primitivo
    Red Blend
    Rosé
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Sparkling
    Syrah
    Tannat
    Tempranillo
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    June Featured Artist: Keith Lenaburg

    Sat – Sun | Jun 1 – 30, 2019
    Kei­th Lenaburg is a con­tem­po­rary fine artist who lives and works in San­ta Bar­bara, CA. He dis­cov­ered ear­ly on that cre­at­ing art is an essen­tial part of his hap­pi­ness, and chose... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals Summer Concert Series: B & the Hive

    Sun | Jun 2, 2019
    Bring a chair, bring your friends and enjoy the free live music! Food available for purchase. B & the Hive have been cap­ti­vat­ing audi­ences from Cal­i­for­nia to Nashville for the past sev­er­al... View Event Details >

    Blame Sally live at Castoro Cellars

    Sat | Jun 8, 2019
    If you sense a slight incon­gruity in the title of Blame Sally’s Speed­ing Tick­et and a Valen­tine, rest assured that it’s as pur­pose­ful as the life it describes is ran­dom. The album lifts... View Event Details >

    June Yoga Brunch & Bubbles

    Sun | Jun 9, 2019
    Greet the Sum­mer morn­ing with your sun salu­ta­tions at Cas­toro Cel­lars! This all lev­els yoga class will get your blood flowing! Check-in at 8:45am Enjoy Cof­fee and Tea before your session After... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals Concert: Martin Paris Band

    Sun | Jun 16, 2019
    This Father’s Day, bring a chair, bring your friends and enjoy the free live music! Food available for purchase. Formed in 2002, the Mar­tin Paris Band plays a vari­ety of musi­cal gen­res includ­ing... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: The Tipsy Gypsies

    Sun | Jun 30, 2019
    Bring a chair, bring your friends and enjoy the free live music! Food available for purchase The Tip­sy Gyp­sies blend Pop and Blues with a dance­able and dis­tinc­tive Jazz sound. From the Cen­tral... View Event Details >

    Old Blind Dogs live at Castoro Cellars

    Sat | Jul 6, 2019
    Since form­ing in Scot­land in 1992, ​‘The Dogs’ have stood on the cut­ting edge of the Scots roots revival. The band has devel­oped its own trade­mark style with an ener­getic mix of songs... View Event Details >

    July Yoga Brunch & Bubbles

    Sun | Jul 14, 2019
    Greet the Sum­mer morn­ing with your sun salu­ta­tions at Cas­toro Cel­lars! This all lev­els yoga class will get your blood flowing! Check-in at 8:45am Enjoy Cof­fee and Tea before your session After... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals Concert: Wood

    Sun | Jul 14, 2019
    Wood is the sound of Cal­i­for­nia. Not the bright lights and glit­ter Cal­i­for­nia, but the Sier­ra Neva­da, oak foothills, and lost coast Cal­i­for­nia. Some­where in the audio land­scape... View Event Details >

    Radio Free Honduras live at Castoro Cellars

    Sat | Jul 20, 2019
    Char­lie Baran has lived a life of music. Before mov­ing the the Unit­ed States he was a found­ing mem­ber of the leg­endary Hon­duran musi­cal group Ban­da Blan­ca, who’s song ​“Sopa de... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals Concert: Zen Mountain Poets

    Sun | Aug 11, 2019
    Our music holds a unique sound and a mov­ing pow­er that enrich­es and con­tem­plates life, bring­ing aware­ness to our real­i­ty liv­ing on this plan­et. We are fans of being alive in this... View Event Details >

    August Yoga Brunch & Bubbles

    Sun | Aug 25, 2019
    Greet the Sum­mer morn­ing with your sun salu­ta­tions at Cas­toro Cel­lars! This all lev­els yoga class will get your blood flowing! Check-in at 8:45am Enjoy Cof­fee and Tea before your session After... View Event Details >

    Wake The Dead

    Sat | Aug 31, 2019
    WAKE THE DEAD — the World’s Only Celtic All-Star Grate­ful Dead Jam Band. Since 2000, this hot North­ern Cal­ifornia septet has been blend­ing Celtic tra­di­tion­al music and the songs of... View Event Details >

    Whale Rock Music Festival

    Sat – Sun | Sep 14 – 15, 2019
    Founded by a couple of Paso Robles winemaking pioneers, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival organically came about by way of Niels and Bimmer Udsen’s longtime commitment to supporting the arts and their... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals Concert: Five Parts Devil

    Sun | Sep 29, 2019
    Five Parts Dev­il are a San Luis Obis­po based trio that pro­vide gen­er­ous amounts of obscure Amer­i­cana, roots music, tra­di­tion­al Rock­a­bil­ly, clas­sic Nashville and Bak­ers­field... View Event Details >

    October Featured Artist: Marissa Todd

    Tue – Thu | Oct 1 – 31, 2019
    Maris­sa Todd is a pro­fes­sion­al scenic design­er and scenic painter for live the­atre, restau­rants, musi­cals and pri­vate homes. Orig­i­nal­ly from Nebras­ka, Maris­sa relo­cat­ed... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals Concert: Bear Market Riot

    Sun | Oct 13, 2019
    Bear Mar­ket Riot is the ​“Pow­er-Folk” duo of Kirk Nord­by and Nick Motil. Formed in 2014 on the Cen­tral Coast of Cal­i­for­nia, their ener­getic blend of sounds from folk to funk res­onates... View Event Details >

    Blue Summit live at Castoro Cellars

    Sat | Oct 26, 2019
    Blue Sum­mit is a genre flu­id blue­grass band that first formed in 2016. They are a remark­able group of young musi­cians who have grown up per­form­ing in the Cal­i­for­nia blue­grass com­mu­ni­ty.... View Event Details >