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At Castoro Cellars we have some of the most beautiful estate grown vineyards in the world and we are fully committed to farming them sustainably and organically. We believe you can taste the difference!
Whale Rock Vineyard
Located on the West Side of the Paso Robles appellation, in the "Templeton Gap", the Whale Rock Vineyard is a true gem. The vineyard is 100% CCOF Certified organically grown and consists of over 125 acres of grapes. Varietals grown in the vineyard include Zinfandel, Primitivo, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Charbono, Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Carignane and Grenache. The vineyard's name is a reference to the thousands of petrified Whale Bones scattered throughout the property. A beautiful reminder of ancient times past.
Due to the climate of the Templeton Gap, the grapes experience warm days followed by cool nights and mornings that are heavily influenced by the nearby coastal mountain range. Temperature shifts over 50 degress and above are very common, giving the grapes the stress they need to thrive. The soil in the Whale Rock Vineyard is high in limestone, broken sedimentary rock and water transported gravels.
Planted in 2001, this is one of our youngest vineyards and also one of the most promising. From the beginning we have been very impressed with the quality of fruit yielded from this location and we look forward to many more years of Whale Rock wines!