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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: Karen Boaz-Hernandez & Deborah Kyle Hintergardt
Art Exhibit: Karen Boaz-Hernandez & Deborah Kyle Hintergardt

This Month features two artists! Karen Boaz-Hernanded and Deborah Kyle Hintergardt.

Join them on Sunday, September 11th, for a Reception in the gallery. Free.

Karen Boaz-Hernandez

Karen Boaz-Hernandez, owner of Karen’s Custom Painting, has been painting her whole life in one form or another. When not supervising her busy cabinet re-finishing business, she is painting local scenes or florals in watercolor or acrylic. Her latest watercolor series is all about succulents.

 

Deborah Kyle Hintergardt

For years, I have mainly worked in acrylic and have been considered a colorist. The works on display at Castoro are much more subdued and mainly in black and white. There is boldness achieved in the high contrast. The subject matter is of different Animals because, I am a hopeless animal lover!  As of late, I have begun working in graphite on Claybord. The results have been very exciting! I love the depth of emotion and the amount of detail that can be achieved by simply using tone. I use graphite pencils and crayons in varying degrees of hardness and diameters, only hatching and crosshatching. I am of the opinion that blending or shading makes the drawing less interesting.  Graphite drawings especially as large as 24” by 30” are quite time consuming, but I find that the act of drawing is almost therapeutic and time just seems to stand still. Every drawing takes many sessions to complete and each time I return to it I realize there are greater contrasts to be achieved but, when I am finished the drawing always reads very well from a distance. The upside of Claybord is a clean line, and since my work is on a 1 ½ to 2 inch birch support there is no need for framing. A clear Picture varnish sprayed on at completion fixes the image so there is no need for glass. It is a clean modern presentation yet possesses warmth and interest.

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 Pairing Knife - Saturday

Higgies BBQ - Sunday


 

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.