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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!

Lazy Locals Concert Series
Live Music
Lazy Locals Concert Series

Dam Fine wine and great music make for a perfect Lazy Sunday. Join us on select Sundays for this annual Summer concert series.  You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and lunch. Or if you want to be really lazy, food will be available for purchase. 

Dates & Bands

May 8th, Mother's Day: REWINED

June 19th, Father's Day: The Martin Paris Band

July 24th: Próxima Parada

August 14th: Up in the Air

September 25th: The JD Project

Art Exhibit: Nancy Pharis
Art Exhibit: Nancy Pharis

Nancy Pharis is a local painter who receives her inspiration from the beautiful Central Coast of California. A native Californian, who has painted since a little girl attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the mid 1970’s and majored in Graphic Design however her first love was fine art and painting in watercolor and oil.  Her first “one man show” was at the age of seventeen after winning the Bank of America Art Award. Her style is representational with remnants of Impressionism.  Nancy loves how oils bring out the beautiful richness of color and also loves the transparent qualities of watercolor.  Both mediums bring out the beauty of light and mood. She enjoys focusing her energy in painting local scenes throughout the San Luis Obispo County. Her inspirational artists are Andrew Wyeth, Monet, Van Gogh and living artists such as local artist  Libby Tolley and Katherine Dunphy and Richard Oversmith. She loves the California Impressionists of the 20th century such as William Wendt, John Gamble and Childe Hassam. 

Nancy has previously shown at Paso Robles Art Festival, Pacific Arts show in Menlo Park, Castoro Cellars, Still Waters Vineyards, Clayhouse Tasting Room, Adelaide Cellars, Robert Hall Winery and various other wineries in Paso Robles. She has also participated in the San Luis Obispo Open Studios for several years and Atascadero Garden Tours.  Nancy, while working in the wine industry was the featured artist for the Zinfandel Festival Poster years ago. Nancy has also developed a jewelry line that incorporates her paintings in pendants and then beads them with beautiful gemstone beads to coordinate the colors in the paintings. Currently she has jewelry at GOYA in Cambria, Still Waters Vineyards, and Castoro Cellars. 

Annual Wine Club BBQ
Annual Wine Club BBQ
Saturday, August 27th
Save Annual Wine Club BBQ 5/1/14 - 10/6/15 6
Free for our Club Members

RSVP BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Saturday, August 27th. 6:30-9:30PM.

As a thank you to our valued Club Members Castoro Cellars is excited to host our annual Wine Club BBQ at the Tasting Room.  Club members are welcome to join us for the BBQ or Beaverstock.

RSVP Today!

Members are welcome to enjoy a catered dinner and live music!
(This is a complimentary event for Club Members who do not attend Beaverstock)

You must be 21+ to attend this event.

Not a member?  Join today and attend either Beaverstock or the Club BBQ.

Highway 46 West Block Party
Highway 46 West Block Party

Labor Day Fun at the 46 West Harvest Block Party
Join us on Saturday, September 3rd 2015 from 6:30-9pm 


The Block Party includes wine tasting with the member wineries of the 46 West in a casual ‘mini-wine festival’ atmosphere, along with an amazing dinner prepared by Chef Jeff and rockin’ live music to dance the night away to…all for $45 per person!  

Buy your tickets now by clicking HERE!

Party includes wine tasting with the 17-member wineries in a casual 'mini-wine festival' atmosphere, along with great grub and live music to dance the night away to.

Click HERE to see the members that will be pouring at this great event.

Guests must be 21+ to attend

Beaverstock Music & Arts Festival
September 17th & 18th
Beaverstock Music & Arts Festival

Celebrating Music & Community

"Two Days of Wine-Loving Peace and Music in the Vineyard"

A benefit for Templeton Music Education

Come out and enjoy two days of live music in the vineyard!  One & two day tickets available.

Located at 1315 N. Bethel Rd. Templeton, CA 93465

Doors open at 12pm both days and enjoy live music from 1pm-9pm:    

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings / Jackie Greene / Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / The Main Squeeze / The Dustbowl Revival / Shook Twins / Tumbleweed Wanderers / One Time Spaceman / Bear Market Riot / Captain Nasty / Chris Beland / Samba Loca / Shawn Clark Family Band and more!

Tickets and Info

The JD Project
Lazy Locals Concert
The JD Project
Sunday, September 25th
Save The JD Project 3/25/16 - 9/26/15 6
Free

San Luis Obispo’s own, The JD Project, will perfom live at Castoro Cellars from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM as part of our Lazy Locals concert series. The JD Project blends rock, blues, soul, and country. Join us for some "Dam Fine Wine"  and live music to enjoy a lazy afternoon. Food will be available for purchase. 

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.

2016 will be a busy year for the band…they will start off in the studio, working on a promising new recording of great, new original tunes. The band hopes to build on and even surpass the success of their 2009 album “Past Due”, which was met with excellent reviews, awards, recognition and radio play. After finishing in the studio, they plan to play show after show up and down the CentralCoast to large, appreciative, fun-loving crowds.  

The JD Project is comprised of veterans of many California touring acts, including former members of SLO’s own nationally touring act, Itchy McGuirk.  They have played throughout the San Francisco Bay area, the Morro Bay Harbor Festival, Pozo Saloon, the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, and many other local venues.  The members of The JD Project have played throughout the United States, headlined at large San Francisco venues (Slim’s, The Great American Music Hall, The Last Day Saloon, and many more), and many other exciting venues throughout the country.  Throughout their musical careers, the members of The JD Project have maintained San Luis Obispo County as their home base and take great pride in being members of the SLO community.The JD Project is a perfect fit for any event. Their combination of original and cover tunes, outstanding musicianship, soaring vocals, and overall stage presence will ensure a great time by all in attendance.

The JD Project:

Jon Scholl (Bass and vocals)

Dan Ernst (Guitar and vocals)

Dave LaCaro (Drums and vocals)

Doug Groshart (Keyboard and lead vocals)

Peppino D'Agostino
SLO Folks Presents
Peppino D'Agostino

Peppino’s Acoustic Poetica is a magical, enlightening learning experience that will be a treat for your eyes and ears and inspire your imagination and creative prowess.

Doors open at 6:30 PM Show starts at 7:30 PM

Purchase your tickets here, or by calling 805-238-0725

A young Sicilian artist left Italy over 30 years ago, with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists”.  Peppino has achieved his dream and he’s now firmly planted in the “who’s who” of the guitar world.

Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the acoustic guitar scene in the early 80’s as a leading member of the second wave of the great fingerstylists that helped redefine the instrument in the ’90s. His remarkable technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for decades. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. His virtuosity and his emotional charge have also had a significant influence on the younger generation of fingerstyle guitarists. D’Agostino continues to evolve and grow in ways that would have been hard to predict when he first showcased his melodic yet emotionally intense style on the recordings Acoustic Spirit, Close to the Heart, and Every Step of the Way which was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers.

D’Agostino has performed in more than 30 countries, at prestigious international festivals and has played in some of the world’s most important theaters. He has shared the stage with Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson, to name a few. His solo recordings include high quality labels such as Favored Nations, Mesa / Bluemoon, and Acoustic Music Records. Recognized as “the guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine and described as “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, D’Agostino was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player magazine. An active member of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Peppino has collaborated and recorded with the classical guitarist David Tanenbaum (chair of the classical guitar at the Conservatory of San Francisco), Jeff Campitelli (considered one of the 100 greatest drummers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine) and the legendary Paraguayan harpist and violinist Carlos Reyes, among many others.  D’Agostino’s composition “Stammi Vicino,” written with electric guitarist Stef Burns and Italian rock star Vasco Rossi, reached number one in the iTunes rock charts in Italy.

D’Agostino’s simultaneous immersion in the classical guitar and rock worlds, has culminated in his most recent solo recording, Penumbra, a mix of sophisticated yet melodic compositions that are technically complex. Released by Mesa/Bluemoon, Penumbra includes two compositions written for D’Agostino by Latin Grammy Award winner and classical guitar legend Sergio Assad as well as original compositions by three great contemporary classical guitarists: Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna and Gyan Riley.  You could arguably say that D’Agostino is the missing link between the Classical and the Acoustic guitar.

Recently Peppino had his very first sold out tour in China and a soundtrack composed for the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

In addition to performing, D’Agostino also makes time to teach. He enjoys meeting with individual students as well as providing group instruction and vacation learning packages like the Acoustic Guitar Cruises, Creative Vacances in La Moreau, France, or teaching with legendary guitarist Martin Taylor.  The leading online instruction company Truefire has released a series of videos in which D’Agostino explains his influential guitar techniques and approach to composition. Peppino, when not performing or teaching, also has fun writing musical licks for new versions of games such as Sims – a product of Electronic Arts, or Dragons of Atlantis for Kabam.

Peppino likes to compare his musical approach to the culinary art of his native Italy: “If you want to prepare a good, succulent dish you have to know how to mix the various ingredients and, most important, have knowledge of the right amounts. Similarly, in musical composition you must be able to properly combine melody, harmony, rhythm and percussive effects with discretion and elegance.”

People never know what to expect at his concerts. Peppino’s repertoire is always changing, adapting to the rapport he establishes with his audience. His live performances, a combination of beautiful, complex, up tempo original instrumentals, memorable arrangements and engaging songs are beautifully addictive.

Peppino never disappoints, opening new musical doors with his loved and award winning Seagull signature model guitar. His hands constantly searching, experimenting, and his original music and songs taking his audiences to ever-expanding heights.

Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House
Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House
Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th
Save Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House (08/28/13) - 10/22/15 6
$5/Wine Club Free

Harvest Festival Grape Stomp & Open House here at the Tasting Room.
Saturday & Sunday
10-5:30PM. $5/FREE for Wine Club Members!

Join us to celebrate the fruits of our labor with tons of fun activities, great food, live music and lots of Dam Fine Wine!

Grape Stomping:
Channel your inner Lucille Ball and kick off your shoes for some good ol’ grape stomping!

Great wine discounts!

Live Music:
Soul Sauce
takes the stage both days from 12-4PM!

Sample grapes fresh from harvest!

Barrel Samples!

Delicious Grub!
Lunch will be available for purchase both days


 

The Black Market Trust
SLO Folks Presents
The Black Market Trust

The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band who combine the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The Black Market Trust has created an organic new sound that is daring, fresh and exciting yet somehow still familiar and inviting. Combining old world romance with new world form, The Black Market Trust brings you a simple, elegant and well-defined classic sound.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Concert Starts at 7:30 PM. $20 per person. Purchase tickets here.

Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that brings a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.

The band’s all-instrumental debut studio album, The Black Market Trust, released in 2012, is widely regarded as a milestone in the gypsy jazz world.  Through the debut album, lead guitarist Jeffrey Scott Radaich gained notoriety for his songwriting, as well as his technical prowess and musicality. He has been touted as one of the most innovative and influential American acoustic gypsy jazz guitarists today. With their first release, the band established themselves as leaders and innovators by combining pop “Brill Building” sensibilities with the traditional sound of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France Quintet. The animated video featuring their song Referential Integrity has garnered over one million YouTube views.

From 2009 to 2015 bassist Brian Netzley along with guitarist Radaich, were members of the groundbreaking Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, whose rapid rise in the jazz world was cemented by twice headlining the prestigious Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine, France (the final resting place of Jazz icon Django Reinhardt). After spending six formative years as supporting cast members with Bergara, Netzley and Radaich decided the time was right to focus on a new project that would stay true to their love of Django but combine it with a new American flavor. Keeping the core trio line-up from the first Black Market Trust album of Radaich, Netzley and Chris Irwin on rhythm guitar, they rounded out the lineup with LA based session and touring drummer Brandon Laws and Nick Coventry, a Tucson, Arizona violin hero/Eastern European folk music expert. In addition to the new musicians they also decided to add another new element to the Black Market Trust sound: vocals…

Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to The Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band began to arrange lead and 3 part vocal harmony lines to 12 of their favorite Great American Songbook standards. Using Radaich’s emotive, light baritone as the focus and surrounding it with Netzley’s pure tenor and Irwin’s rich bottom-end, the band's sound is a synthesis of two distinctly different vibes- one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub- into a cohesive, stylish sound.

SLOFolks Presents: Legends of the Celtic Harp
Indoor Concert
SLOFolks Presents: Legends of the Celtic Harp

Three of the premier Celtic harpers return to Castoro Cellars in the world take you on a joyous, exciting and uplifting musical journey deep into the myths, legends and heartwarming tales of the Celtic Harp. A humorous and fascinating glimpse into history and a celebration of the Winter Season and magnificent music it brings!

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

Patrick Ball – Celtic Wire harp, Spoken Word,
Lisa Lynne – Celtic harp, Irish Bouzouki, and Mandolin.
Aryeh Frankfurter – Celtic harp, Cittern, Nyckelharpa

These three musicians take the stage to celebrate the winter season!  Join Castoro Cellars for this indoor show.

Visit their website HERE.