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 ensure 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 1,400 acres of Estate vineyards that are 100% certified organic by CCOF. All of the vineyards are also SIP Certified, which stands for sustainability in practice. Sustainable farming and wine-making have been at the forefront of Castoro's mission since its inception. Castoro is also home to 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
    Red Tuscan-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Sparkling
    Syrah
    Tannat
    Tempranillo
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Lazy Locals: Nicole Stromsoe

    Sun | Apr 18, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Performing an atmospheric blend of eclectic, old soul, jazz & blues, Nicole Stromsoe’s voice has been described as nourishing, sensual, and rich... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Bear Market Riot

    Sun | Apr 25, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! 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... View Event Details >

    April Yoga Brunch

    Sun | Apr 25, 2021
    This class will be taught by Castoro’s in house yogi, Lau­ren Udsen. Lau­ren teach­es all over the cen­tral coast and has a diverse back­ground teach­ing a broad spec­trum of styles includ­ing... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Turkey Buzzards

    Sun | May 2, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Much like the duo themselves, the songs range near and far, from the sticky humidity of the Carolinas to the arid and dusty cellars of the West, telling... View Event Details >

    Mother’s Day Lazy Locals: Próxima Parada

    Sun – Mon | May 9 – 10, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Próxima Parada blends soulful melody with hard-hitting rhythm into a sound distinctly their own. Groovy and uplifting, they tour the country spreading... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Big Sirs of Swing

    Sun | May 16, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Big Sirs of Swing is a Gypsy Jazz Quartet based on the Central Coast play and sing original classical Jazz and swing standards as well as original music... View Event Details >

    Wine Festival Weekend at Castoro

    Sat – Sun | May 22 – 23, 2021
    Castoro will be celebrating all weekend long! Join us for a Dam Fine time! Saturday, May 22nd Wine Tasting $20/pp, Free for Members Barrel Tasting Music by Zzah 1-4pm Food to purchase from Hurricane Kitchen... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Earls of Tuesday

    Sun | May 30, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Earls of Tuesday is a band with a sweet blend of musicianship and vocal harmonies. They combine classic and folk rock with a soulful, rootsy country-blues... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Chris Beland

    Sun | Jun 6, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Beland is a multi-instrumentalist whose lyrics and sound are redolent of such artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Andrew Bird and Damien Jurado. As a solo... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Dulcie Taylor

    Sun | Jun 13, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Dulcie Taylor is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer-songwriter. Her words cut straight to the heart of the matter and her music is... View Event Details >

    Father’s Day Lazy Locals: Up in the Air

    Sun | Jun 20, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Up in the Air was first formed in the early 80’s, has evolved with the various personnel changes over the years. Still, they retain their original vision... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Five Parts Devil

    Sun | Jun 27, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Five Parts Devil are a San Luis Obispo based trio that provide generous amounts of obscure Americana, roots music, traditional Rockabilly, classic Nashville... View Event Details >

    Lazy Locals: Earls of Tuesday

    Sun | Aug 8, 2021
    Join us for outdoor wine tasting and live music! Earls of Tuesday is a band with a sweet blend of musicianship and vocal harmonies. They combine classic and folk rock with a soulful, rootsy country-blues... View Event Details >