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Events

At Castoro Cellars we host events year round, from concerts and festivals to weddings and private parties.  Make sure to check the calendar below to see what we have in store!

Art Exhibit: Maeve Croghan
Art Exhibit: Maeve Croghan

For the month April our featured artist will be Maeve Croghan.  You may recognize her work from the label of our Late Harvest Zinfandel or the backdrop on the stage at Beaverstock!  We are proud to have her work return to the newest release of both our Late Harvest Zinfandel and Orange Muscat in addition to the walls of the Events Gallery.
View more work on her website by clicking
HERE.

Expressionist nature painter Maeve Croghan approaches the traditional subject of landscape painting with a unique vision.  "The process in my painting is essential to my art.  I usually sit on the ground, intensely observing and painting my subject.  There, I am able to gain a deep communion with my subject and its' environment.  This is essential for my art and me."

"My paintings are most often begun outside where I find a subject to paint, enabling me to experience and understand Nature at a very deep level.  I am particularly attracted to old forms of life; aged trees, vines and rocks seem to possess a knowledge beyond human understanding."

6th Annual Wine4Paws
6th Annual Wine4Paws

If you've been to Castoro's Tasting Room then you've met Desperado and Vinnie.  We love our kitties around here so to support our furry friends we will be participaing in Wine4Paws. 
Wine4Paws is a fundraiser benefitting Woods Humane Society.  Visit the Tasting Room and a portion of the day’s sales will be donated.

Click HERE to print your passport today! 

Join us for the 6th Annual Wine 4 Paws!
Visit Castoro Cellars or one of the many participating wineries April 26 & 27, when we will be donating a portion of your purchases to Woods Humane Society. No advance tickets needed; simply come into our Tasting Room!

Click HERE to see a list of participating wineries and this year a few olive oil producers are participating as well! Get your passport stamped when you taste to help generate a donation. Turn your stamped passport in to any winery when it’s full and you’ll be entered in our drawing for some great prizes!
Click HERE to download and print your passport at home.

Visit www.WINE4PAWS.com

Get into the spirit (and support the animals at Woods) with your own Wine 4 Paws shirts and gear HERE.

Rita Hosking with Doug Adamz
SLOFolks Indoor Concert
Rita Hosking with Doug Adamz

Join us for this great indoor show featuring Rita Hosking with Doug Adamz.  Held in our Events Gallery Saturday, April 26th.  Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30pm.  Tickets $20.

Rita Hosking will be joined by her husband, Sean Feder, on Dobro.  Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the '08 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the '09 Telluride Troubadour Contest, and more. "This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family's frontier experience," (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com) and Rita’s fans call her “the real deal.” A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.  To read more about Rita click HERE.

Double billed for this great concert will be Doug Adamz.  Doug is is a masterful guitar player, a soulful singer, and an outrageous harmonica player.  Add the insightful poetry of his lyrics and his terrific sense of humor, Doug puts on a show you’ll never forget.  Some of his songs are engaging stories, some are reflective or philosophical, and sometimes he just gets down with the blues.

To purchase tickets click HERE.

Art Exhibit: David Child
Art Exhibit: David Child

Specializing in Watercolor as a medium, David Child has captured a particular mood and perception of California's Central Coast and we are proud to have him as the featured artist for the month of May.

From the beautiful Wine Country to the Missions and Adobes of Old California  and the picturesque  Pacific Coast, David uses his own unique style on each of his art works.

Stop by on Sunday, May 11th for a chance to meet David and talk art!

Events Gallery open daily from 10-5:30PM.

Pierre Bensusan
SLOFolks Indoor Concert
Pierre Bensusan

The last of this year’s indoor concerts brought to you in part by SLOFolks will feature this Fingerstyle guitarist, Pierre Bensusan.
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30pm.
Tickets $20

Click HERE to see him play.

More about Pierre Bensusan...

Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique. 

There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, "Arabic" or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced.

Do not miss this world famous performer!

To purchase tickets click HERE

Check out some videos of Pierre playing by clicking HERE.

Mother's Day Celebration
REWINED
Mother's Day Celebration

Our famous Lazy Locals free concerts begin on Mother's Day for 2014!  This year will kick-off with REWINED, a local duo that is perfect for a lazy afternoon.  Bring a blanket or low-back chair and enjoy this free show.  

Gypsy Flame Pizza will be here slinging dough so bring your appetite and your dancing shoes!

Show from 1-4pm.

Stop by the Events Gallery while you're celebrating to meet Castoro's featured artist of the month David Child.  David will be here in the afternoon and will be happy to talk art!

About REWINED...

If you come from the school of fate, then you understand why the vocal duo of Emily Smith and Rolf Gehrung seem to deliver their craft so effortlessly. Singing their favorite Country, Rock, and R&B songs old and new, REWINED is sure to transport you to the time that you first heard that song. Hailing from the Central Coast Wine Region, REWINED has established themselves as the must-see acoustic duo. Think of a cross between Bryan Adams meets Kid Rock singing with Sheryl Crow & Colbie Caillat in a folk/country/r&b sorta way and that’s REWINED.

32st Annual Wine Festival Kick-off Party
32st Annual Wine Festival Kick-off Party

The Bobby Santacruz Band

Doors open at 6:15, show at 7pm
Tickets only $10 Wine Club/$15
This phenomenal dance band is guaranteed to get you up and boogie!  There's no better way to start your weekend than with this great concert.  Tickets to this show also include your first glass of wine from our famous keg barrel. 

Dinner will be available for purchase from Dining with Andrecheck back for menu details!

To purchase tickets click HERE

With weather permitting this show will be held under the stars on our outdoor stage.  Some seating provided but you are welcome to bring a low backed chair and don't forget your dancing shoes.

No outside food or beverages please.

WineFestival Open House
Saturday & Sunday
WineFestival Open House

Why fight the crowds at the park this year?  Join us for an Open House at our Tasting Room from 10am-5:30pm both days!

Only $5 for tasting
Wine Club Members are always FREE

Saturday

Live music by Back Bay Betty from 12-4
They'll play a fantastic selection of originals, classics and funky blues for your dancing shoes!

Check out their website HERE

Sunday

Live music by ZZAH from 12-4
One of the Central Coast's premier Jazz ensembles These are serious musicians, yet their playing mirrors their sense of joy and effervescence – the meaning of the word ZZAH.

Check out their website HERE 

LaGuardia's Homemade Deli will be here serving up both classics and some of Lou's Signature Sandwiches.

Preview what Castoro has lined up with exclusive Barrel Samples!

Local Vendors!

Yoga in the Vines & Organic Brunch
Yoga in the Vines & Organic Brunch

Practice your Sun Salutations while looking out on to our picturesque vineyards at our first ever Yoga in the Vines class.  This will be an all levels yoga class to get your blood flowing after a long weekend.  After class you'll be greeted with a glass of Castoro’s own Methode Champenoise and an organic brunch. 

Purchase tickets HERE

This all levels class will be taught by Lauren Harvey.  Lauren teaches all over the central coast and has a diverse background teaching a broad spectrum of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and meditation classes.

Schedule:
8:45am Check In
9-10am Class
10-11am Organic Brunch

Water will be provided but please bring your own reusable canteen.
Make sure to bring your mat. 
Dress in layers because it may be a brisk morning. 

Guests receive 15% off any wine purchases at Castoro for the rest of the day!

Art Exhibit: Beti Kristof
Art Exhibit: Beti Kristof

For the month of June Castoro Cellars welcomes Beti Kristof of Las Vegas, Nevada.  She will be displaying her oil on canvas pieces in the Events Gallery.  Stop by anytime between 10-5:30pm daily to enjoy her artwork and sip on some "Dam Fine Wine"!

More about the artist...

Beti Kristof might best be called "Renaissance Woman".  She is a gifted artist who has displayed a level of mastery in art that is rarely seen today.  Her work is offered by leading galleries and is displayed in prominent private collections and corporate headquarters throughout the United States.

Raised in Southern California, Beti now resides in Las Vegas.  She is proud to be the daughter of Hungarian immigrants who escaped communism to raise their child in a free nation. At age 17, Beti was accepted to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. At a young age her talent was so apparent that she was invited to apprentice with two of  Europe's finest artists; Eva and Americo Makk.

While apprenticing in Europe, Beti’s talent gained her invitations to the world of European Art Masters, that most artists only dream of gaining access to ... Her passion for painting led her to the Sacchi Studio in Italy, where she developed her skills further. Beti was invited into the vaults of Pitti Palace, to study and sketch from the original works of Titan, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci, as well as other masters.  She also furthered her skills in life drawing, in the studios of Joseph Sheppard and Madame Simi, in Florence. Upon her return to the United States, Beti continued her training with the celebrated artist, Theodore Lukits.

Beti has demonstrated a wide range of artistic abilities. She has illustrated books; Tiko and the Tramp , Ted's Simple Truth, as well as The First Football ABC Pretzel Book - which she authored as well.
In 2007, Beti was awarded the highly coveted International “Muse Award” for Oil Painting.

Beti’s many public exhibits include: Nevada State Senate, Cirque du Soleil,  Mono County Museum, Hungarian Freedom Fighters Exhibit. She was awarded Public Mural placement for the City of Las Vegas, and created a commissioned sculpture for Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, as well as a commissioned portrait of former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and his wife.

Beti Kristof’s many styles of painting and sculpting reflect the depth of her formal training, and add to her well-deserved stature as one of the Southwest’s leading artists.

Beti  is involved with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, a national organization that comes to the aid and support of families with children who have cancer. Beti has experienced this first-hand, so a portion of the proceeds of THE FIRST FOOTBALL ABC PRETZEL BOOK are donated to Candlelighters. (We are pleased to tell you that she has a child who is a cancer survivor!)

To see more of Beti's work visit her website by clicking HERE

Escuela del Rio Benefit Concert
Escuela del Rio Benefit Concert

KARLA BONOFF

with
Eric Kufs
in the 9th Annual Benefit Concert for
Escuela del Rio

Friday, June 6th
Doors open at 6, show begins at 7pm

Tickets $30

Dinner will be available for purchase from the Atascadero Kiwanis for only $12.

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer / songwriters of her generation. During her over 40-year career, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt, and many of Bonoff’s ballads are now pop classics. Throughout it all, Bonoff continues to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Her show is a heartfelt litany of one hit after another; with her earthy anthems of soul-searching, heartache, and joy shedding light on secrets of the heart that resonate with so many in a way few can muster today.

Few singer songwriters come to town with as impressive a resume as Karla Bonoff, but even that cannot measure up to spending an evening in the company of her and her craft. Accompanying Bonoff on stage will be guitarist Nina Gerber whose melodic touch, when combined with the voice of another musician of heart, creates honest, powerful and beautiful music in an unforgettable way.

Opening the show will be Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Eric Kufs. As the main songwriter for indie folk bank Common Rotation, Kufs has released six full-length records and written nearly a thousand songs. With the lyrical poignancy of a Will Oldham, the dynamic voice of a Van Morrison, and the passion of a Bruce Springsteen, Kufs will grace Castoro Cellars’ outdoor stage with his sincere and soulful sound for your listening enjoyment.

Escuela del Rio is a day program for adults with developmental disabilities in North San Luis Obispo County. Their wide range of programs successfully demonstrate how adults with differing abilities can maximize their alternatives and choices for living and working in society, enabling them to become participating and contributing members of their community.

For more information on Escuela del Rio visit:   www.escueladelrio.org or contact: Debbie Argano, Executive Director at: (805) 466-4438   E-Mail: dargano@escueladelrio.org

Father's Day Celebration
Martin Paris Trio
Father's Day Celebration

Celebrate Father's Day with this free show.  
The Martin Paris Trio takes the stage from 1-4pm.  Bring a blanket and let us supply you with 

some Dam Fine Wine.  Higgie's BBQ will be here smokin' up some great options for lunch!

 

 

Drawing on inspiration from California's pristine wine country, Martin brings his versatile array of original material. With solo and trio arrangements he blends styles of pop, folk, blues, ballads and Celtic arrangements. "The acoustic guitar inspires me to create a musical journey. My experimentation with alternate tunings has led me to some of the great finger style players."
Some of Martin's musical influences include Acoustic Alchemy and Tommy Emmanuel. Current favorites include Peppino D' Agostino, and Laurence Juber, who Martin opened up for
at Castoro Cellars. He also shared the billing with Karla Bonoff in a benefit concert for Escuela Del Rio to a sold out show at Castoro in 2010.
Martins current CD's "Guitarist Off The Vine", "Turning Point : Deluxe Edition" and newest CD "Acoustically Speaking" are released on Solid Air Records, a Grammy award winning label that can be found at Acoustic Music Resource.
Accompanying him again this year will be Kirk MacLane on bass and Jesse Hesch on drums.
Visit his website at www.martinparismusic.com

Blame Sally
SLOFolks Outdoor Concert
Blame Sally

Join us for the commencement of Castoro’s summer concert series with this returning female power group: Blame Sally!  Doors open at 6 show at 7pm.
Tickets $22

This show will be under the stars so plan accordingly!  Some seating will be provided but guests are encouraged to bring a low backed chair.

Catered dinner will be available for purchase by Thomas Hill Organics, check back for menu options.  
Please no outside food or drinks at this event.

A little more about the band...

The four women who make up the Bay area- based group have some experience with improbable complexities and contradictions. Almost everything about their history is contrary to conventional wisdom. For one thing, they put their individual careers aside to start Blame Sally when they were in their late 30s and 40s—the age at which bands are traditionally supposed to break up and begin solo careers. For another, this is obviously an all-woman band—“girl groups” usually being the novel province of youthful upstarts, not mature singer/songwriters.  To read more about the band click HERE.

As with all of our summer concerts, music is powered by:

Some seating provided or bring a low backed chair.
No outside food or beverages allowed.

Art Exhibit: Central Coast Watercolor Society
Art Exhibit: Central Coast Watercolor Society

For both July & August Castoro Cellars is excited to welcome The Central Coast Watercolor Society to our gallery.  Several different pieces will be displayed by an array of local artists.  Guests are always welcome to visit our Events Gallery free of charge daily from 10-5:30pm.

Who are they?

The Central Coast Watercolor Society is an independent group of artists, collectors, teachers, students and anyone interested in watercolor or watercolor -media.  We are located on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo County.  All CCWS monthly meetings and exhibitions around the Central Coast are free and open to the public.

Lazy Locals
The JD Project
Lazy Locals

Another great local band visits Castoro this summer, The JD Project!  Bring a picnic or lunch will be available for purchase.  This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the warm summer air on our majestic Tasting Room lawn.  Wine is available for purchase either by the glass or bottle.
Don't forget your dancing shoes!  

Show from 1-4pm, free.

Catered lunch will be available for purchase from Jimmy's Food Trailer!

Who are The JD Project?

Music can mean many different things to many different people.  For some, music provides the underscore to their lives, always in the background, accompanying their day-to-day activities, but rarely in the forefront.  For others, music is the soundtrack of their lives, often out in front of everything, matching the pulse and mood of their current state.  For others still, music is an art, a science, something to be analyzed.  San Luis Obispo’s own, The JD Project, provides the kind of music that works very well for all three instances.  Their driving blend of rock, blues, soul, and country provides a pulse that is great for a party atmosphere.  It moves you to tap your feet, dance, sing along…basically have a great time.  Their lyrics and musicianship will impress even the most discerning of listeners.  Their live performances are exciting, amusing, and enjoyable while still leaving the opportunity for people to hold a conversation with each other.  All in all, The JD Project is a great band for any occasion where having a good time is at the top of the list of priorities.


Lunch will be available from Jimmy's Food Trailer.

Birds of Chicago
SLOFolks Outdoor Concert
Birds of Chicago

The band Birds of Chicago returns to Castoro for this month's outdoor concert.  This fabulous band takes the main stage under the stars for an evening you won't soon forget.

Doors open at 6, show at 7pm.
Tickets $22

A gourmet dinner will be prepared by Dining with Andre.  Check back shortly for the menu!
Check out a great live performance by the band by clicking HERE.

Nero’s fractured country-soul voice wrapped in Russell’s silver and gold tones, is a fine thing. Not too perfect, not at all saccharine, you'll hear echoes of mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop, and classic soul. Accompanied by just a banjo and a guitar, it’s haunting. Fired by the band, it’s a full tilt revival.

“Hailed as one of the year's best roots debuts by the Chicago Sun-Times and L.A. Times, and exudes the kind of radiant harmonies and easy acoustic familiarity — spliced with clarinet, accordion and ukulele — that are difficult to fake." Chris Gray, Houston Press.

Click HERE to visit the band's website.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Click HERE to watch more videos.

All outdoor concerts are solar powerd by:

Some seating will be provided by guests are encouraged to bring a low-backed chair.

Please no outside alcohol or food.

Lazy Locals
Up in the Air
Lazy Locals

You may remember them from Beaverstock last summer, Up in the Air returns to Castoro Cellars for another great show!  Join us on the lawn for this fantastic performance that is guaranteed to make you get out of your chair and dance.  Bring a lunch or there will be food for purchase by Haute Skillet Food Truck.  Dam Fine Wine will be served by the glass or by the bottle, or, enjoy a glass from our famous keg barrel!  
This free show is from 1-4pm

More about the band...

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound.

Featuring the extraordinary singing of Atascadero High School choir director, Emy Bruzzo; the Jethro Tull-type flute work, and Santana-like guitar leads of David Singer; the song writing, guitar, and keyboard playing of John Beccia; and the exciting horn and wind playing of Tom Bruner on trombone, piccolo, and flute; and the rock solid rhythm section of Rich Daulton on drums; Phil Gross on bass; and Victor Rocha on congas, timbales, and percussion; Up in the Air performs all original songs that are upbeat, melodic, and lyrically relevant. 

Peppino D'Agostino
SLOFolks Outdoor Concert
Peppino D'Agostino

Enjoy this beloved acoustic guitar player as he returns for another great show under the stars at Castoro Cellars!  Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. 
 Tickets $22.

This show will sell out so buy tickets now!

A gourmet dinner will be for purchase by Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana!

PLEASE NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR ALCOHOL.

Click HERE to read more about Peppino D'Agostino.

See him play live by clicking HERE.

Peppino D’Agostino doesn’t just play the guitar. He composes, arranges, collaborates, improvises and has even been known to sing a song here and there in both English and Italian. But what he does create on the guitar makes the difference between simply playing and truly making music apparent in the most wonderful ways.

D’Agostino has been hailed as “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine as well as “a giant of the acoustic guitar” (San Diego Reader), and holds many top guitar awards, but the San Francisco Chronicle encapsulated the essential difference that distinguishes D’Agostino’s music when it dubbed him “a poet.”

For tickets click HERE

Music solar powered by:

 
Some seating provided or bring a low backed chair.
No outside food or beverages allowed. 
Carlos Nunez
SLOFolks Outdoor Concert
Carlos Nunez

This talented musician will play on the outdoor stage here at Castoro Cellars.  Join us for the last outdoor SLOFolks concert of the 2014 Summer Series.  
Doors open at 6pm, show at 7.
Tickets $22

Catered dinner will be available for purchase.

To read more about Carlos click HERE.

To purchase tickets click HERE.

Carlos, who plays the Galician pipes, or Gaita, and recorder, was a driving force behind The Chieftains' Grammy-winning Santiago album in 1997, which explored the music of Galicia and its influence on the music of other Latin countries.  He has toured extensively with The Chieftains, becoming the unofficial seventh member of the band during much of the 1980s and '90s. Carlos has released 10 albums of his own, selling more than 1 million copies and receiving two Latin Grammy nominations. He's currently touring North America in support of his latest release, "Inter-Celt", on Sony Records.

"One of the world~s most exciting, and most serious, musicians."  – BBC Radio

"If it's possible to become a pop star playing the bagpipes, Nunez could be the man." – Los Angeles Times

"The Jimi Hendrix of bagpipe."  – Billboard

"Amazing! His direction of a session was brilliant and his concert was one of the highlights of the entire festival."
Terry Wickham (Producer, Edmonton Folk Music Festival)

All of Castoro's outdoor concerts are solar powered by:

Some seating will be provided but guests are encouraged to bring a low-backed chair.

Please no outside food or alcohol.

Lazy Locals: End of Summer Celebration
Resination
Lazy Locals: End of Summer Celebration

Unfortunately it's almost time to say goodbye to summer but what a great way to do it!  Send off the warm weather while listening to the reggae sounds of Resination.  Castoro wine will be for purchase by the glass or bottle.  Also, bring a picnic or buy lunch here on site and spend the afternoon with us! 

Show from 1-4pm.

Please no outside alcohol.

About the band...

Since their formation in 1999, Resination has grown exponentially from a powerhouse quartet, into a nine piece Roots, Rock, Reggae machine that is taking the reggae community by storm. Emitting eclectic sounds of jazz, soul, reggae, funk, and blues, it is no wonder why Resination makes any crowd demographic stop and dance in their spot. On top of the colorful modern roots reggae rhythms that the players of instrument showcase, lead vocalist Vance Fahie takes the crowd on an unforgettable journey of positive energy and conscious messages. 

The initial groundwork was laid by lead singer Vance Fahie (AKA "Noche Man"), bassist Ian Hartman, and lead guitarist/backing vocalist Patrick Pearson. The past few years has seen the addition of a horn section comprise of Patrick Rojo Reynolds on trumpet, and Colin Dean on trombone. Thomas Toes Cuffe, provides the essential keyboard rhythms and Mike "Mikey J" Jimenez excels on rhythm guitar. The soulful Empress, Raeme Miner, lends her voice to complete Resination's three part harmonies and takes the lead on a handful of tracks. "Tuff" Tim Cordero lives up to his name and holds down the steady roots rhythm on drums. 

Without a doubt, a Resination show is always positive and uplifting, captivating the masses and unifying the people who share the love of not only the music, but also the message it sends!