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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!

Jill Thayer, Ph.D. -
Jill Thayer, Ph.D. - "Sojourns," painting and photography

A show featuring art from Jill Thayer, Ph.D.


Jill Thayer, Ph.D. is an artist, educator, curator, and writer. She was born in Sacramento, CA and lived in Bakersfield prior to relocating to the Central Coast in 2014. Her acrylic paintings and digital media are inspired by the region from panoramic vistas of local vineyards to the sublime vistas of the Pacific. Her favorite areas include the coastal sojourns of Cambria and Montaña de Oro, and the oak forests of Atascadero. 

Jill received her doctorate in Cultural Studies/Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University in the areas of exhibition theory, contemporary art history, design theory, and visual culture with transdisciplinary study in global strategy and trade at St. Peter's College, University of Oxford, UK through Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. Her postdoctoral series, "In Their Own Words: Oral Histories of CGU Art," is included in Archives of American Art at The Smithsonian Institution. 

Prior to returning to graduate school, Jill owned a design firm for 25 years working with regional and global clientele in visual communication and marketing strategy. As a gallerist for 15 years, she showcased local and international artists at Jill Thayer Galleries at the Fox, Bakersfield, California. Jill is Associate Professor in Art History and Design at Allan Hancock College; Global Visual Culture at Santa Monica College; and Marketing Management at Post University, Malcolm Baldrige School of Business MBA Program; and other academic institutions nationally. She is curator for Estrella Warbirds Museum, and works as an independent art curator on selected projects. 

In her multi-faceted career, Jill is a contributing writer for art publications in Los Angeles and Miami; and blogs on artist emergence and culture. She was recently signed by a literary agent in Los Angeles to represent her writing in academic and mainstream publications; and produces, “The Art of Life,” a weekly podcast on Voice of Paso Internet radio. Jill’s artwork is included in corporate and private collections internationally. For more information visit:

Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House
Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd
Save Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House (21/10/17) - 22/10/17 6
$10/Wine Club Free

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

Sample grapes fresh from harvest.

Great wine discounts!

Live Music: Saturday - Turkey BuzzardsSunday - Dulcie Taylor

Food For Purchase: Saturday Higgie’s BBQ  & Sunday Fire and Wine




Harvest Yoga Brunch
Harvest Yoga Brunch
Sunday, October 22th
Save Harvest Yoga Brunch 221017 - 221017 6
$25 Wine Club Members/$30 Non Club Members

Greet the crisp fall morning with your sun salutations at Castoro Cellars! This all levels yoga class will get your blood flowing after celebrating harvest all weekend!

Check-in at 8:45am and 

Enjoy Coffee and Tea before your session

After class you'll be greeted with a glass of Castoro’s own Methode Champenoise and an organic brunch prepared by Chef Nick

Get your tickets HERE

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 Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and meditation classes.

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!

SLOFolks Presents: Tony Furtado
SLOFolks Presents: Tony Furtado

Join us in November for this indoor show.

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30.

$20 per person

Get your tickets now!

Tony Furtado is an indie record label’s dream artist. He has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He’s been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar, and his own creative interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie folk/rock is engaging and captivating. Furtado has often been compared to Ry Cooder and Paul Simon in his latest albums as he guides his attention to detail and proclivity for traditional music into the pop framework. Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts. Read More...

Knights of Columbus Benefit Concert Ft Gypsy Soul
Knights of Columbus Benefit Concert Ft Gypsy Soul

Knights of Columbus Benefit Concert featuring Gypsy Soul 

Concert will start at 7:30 and will have a 30 minute intermission with a dessert bar. There are two types of tickets are available for purchase. 

For Early admission tickets or questions, call Mike LoPicolo at 661-317-6048

For General Admission Tickets click here

This duo's multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues and Jazz.  Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.   

Want to read more about the band? click HERE


30 VIP Tickets Available-  $45

Doors open at 5:30

Meet and Greet with the band

Front row seats

Glass of wine with an appetizer plate


General Admission Tickets- $30.00

Doors open at 6:30 

Castoro wine for purchase by the glass or bottle 




Featured Artist: Bob Goetting
Featured Artist: Bob Goetting

Visit our Art Gallery in December to view stunning painting by Bob Goetting

 R. W. “Bob” Goetting is a third generation Californian born in Sacramento who has painted scenes from California and around the world for over forty years. He had the opportunity to study the artwork of master painters in London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Florence and Rome. Although his focus has been Central California and its beautiful coastline, his trips to Europe have provided an additional dimension to his art in terms of subject matter and application. Bob works primarily on canvas in oil or acrylic.

Bob’s artwork has won numerous awards including first place in oil and acrylic, first, second and third in the same show and category, Judge’s Choice and Best of Show in exhibits sponsored by the Alliance of California Artists, Porterville Art Association, Springville Art Association, Lindsay Art Association and Paso Robles Art Association.

Gallery representation over the last ten years includes The Bridge Street Gallery in Cambria California, A Sense of Place in Fresno California, The Brush and Easel Gallery in Fresno, The Gallery Embarcadero in Morro Bay California, Heritage Gallery West in Paso Robles, and Vintage Market in Fresno.

Bob’s work is in private and corporate collections all over California and the United States, in Australia, France, England and the Netherlands and other countries. 

want to see more of Bob's work? click here

Featured Artist: Joe Schwartz
Featured Artist: Joe Schwartz

Joe Schwartz, documentary photographer, was born in Brooklyn, New York in1913 and passed away, a local resident in Atascadero in 2013. The City of Atascadero’s Centennial celebration included and honored Joe Schwartz’s centennial year just one month prior to his death.

Joe’s black and white street photography depicts ordinary people, predominately children in interracial interactions, getting along. Joe’s mantra was, “We Can All Get Along,” thus the title of this exhibit.

One of the important aspects of his photography was that he focused on civil rights issues long before the active civil rights era. Joe had the compassion and concern, even as a young man, for the social issues of the time (1930s - 1940s in New York and 1950s - 1980s in California.) His camera lens was the means in which he expressed this concern for others and the injustices of society, as indicated by the title of his photo book for sale here, “Folk Photography, Poems I’ve Never Written.” His photographs were his poems to humanity.

He was a member of the legendary Photo League of New York where he was mentored by some of the great photographers of his time. He was also a Combat Photographer during WWII in Iwo Jima.

The newest Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall exhibits a selection of Joe’s works on their walls. His legacy will be shared with many.

For more information visit his website


Art Exhibit: Maeve Croghan
Art Exhibit: Maeve Croghan

For the month March and 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.

Maeve Croghan paints luminescent, color-filled, nature inspired oil paintings en plein air. After painting directly from nature, she slowly builds the works up in her studio, painting layers of oil paint on in the traditional old master method. During this stage of her process, she draws from her memory and feeling, not using photo references.

Maeve’s paintings are shown nationally and internationally. She has had numerous Museum showings of her work including the Manoogian Art Museum on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, Ca., the Anchorage Museum of Art, Alaska, Laguna Beach Museum and the Los Gatos Museum, California, Coos Bay, Oregon and Farmington, New Mexico, Museums. Her paintings have been chosen for shows in two museum exhibitions in Japan - the Matsumoto Museum in Matsumoto, and the Salt Road Museum in Omachi, Japan.

Maeve’s paintings are in prominent collections all over the United States and Europe.  They have been included in numerous juried art publications and books, including the ‘American Art Collector’, and ‘Artists of Northern California’. Castoro Cellars of Templeton, California uses her paintings to grace their award winning wine bottle labels.

Zinfest Kick-Off Dinner!
Zinfest Kick-Off Dinner!

We are excited to announce the return of Chef Greg Ehrlich, Friday March 16th for another evening of great food, wine and music! You wont want to miss this dinner

Chef Greg's food is influenced by his love of global travel and cuisine. He is known for marrying flavors from around the world with the bounty of ingredients found on the West Coast. This year's dinner will be an intimate evening of food, wine and great music.