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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!

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


SLOFolks Presents: Skipper's Alley
SLOFolks Presents: Skipper's Alley

Join us for this evening indoor show.

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

Get tickets now!

Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents.

With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, Dé Dannan and The Bothy Band. Read more...

Vintage Paso Weekend
Vintage Paso Weekend

Visit Castoro Cellars over Vintage Paso Weekend to celebrate our heritage! 

Saturday March 18th

Tasting Room Open House & Barrel Tastings 10am - 5:30pm

Live Music by Ricky Montijo and the Mojitos 1pm - 4pm


Sunday March 19th

Tasting Room Open House & Barrel Tastings 10am - 5:30pm

 Live Music by Shawn Clark Family Band 1pm - 4pm

Vintage Paso Weekend celebrates the wines that put Paso Robles on the map, Zinfandel and other wild wines were the first varieties planted in Paso Robles back in the 1880's.

Zinfest Kick Off Dinner
Live Music by Chris Beland
Zinfest Kick Off Dinner

We are excited to announce the return of Chef Greg Ehrlich, Friday March 17th for another evening of food, wine and music! Get tickets before they sell out!

Last year Greg's dinner sold out very fast so make sure to get your tickets early! 

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 feature five eclectic courses paired alongside Castoro wines, and might even include some special library selections! Local singer/songwriter Chris Beland will be joining us and performing his music throughout the course of the evening.

The dinner is $100/person (includes food and wine) doors will open at 6pm with dinner starting at 7pm. 

This is will surely be a magical night to remember! 

Yoga & Brunch
Yoga & Brunch
Sunday, March 19th
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Wine down Zinfandel weekend with a Sunday morning yoga in the vines and a brunch prepared by Chef Greg Ehrlich. 

Check In at 8:45AM Class begins at 9:00AM

Tickets are $30  Click here to buy tickets 


This class will be taught by our in house Yogini: Lauren Harvey.  Class will be held inside the Castoro Events Gallery.  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 Brunch prepared by Greg Ehrlich (Mimosas Included) 

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: 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.

9th Annual Wine 4 Paws
9th Annual Wine 4 Paws

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 participating in Wine4Paws. 
Wine 4 Paws is a fundraiser benefiting Woods Humane Society.  Visit the Tasting Room and a portion of the day’s sales will be donated. 

Join us for the 9th Annual Wine 4 Paws!
Visit Castoro Cellars or one of the many participating wineries April 8th & 9th, when we will be donating a portion of your purchases to Woods Humane Society. No advance tickets needed; simply come into our Tasting Room!

 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!


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

Dueling Duos- Nina Gerber and Chris Webster PLUS the Pam and Jeri Show
Dueling Duos- Nina Gerber and Chris Webster PLUS the Pam and Jeri Show

 Come join us indoors for a night of soulful vocals and exquisite guitar playing from this "Dueling Duo". 

Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7:30

Buy your tickets here

Two powerhouse duos, one show featuring The Pam & Jeri Show and Nina Gerber & Chris Webster.

Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre. In the course of recording over 20 albums on her own and with others, she has drawn equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, from rockabilly rave-ups and singer-songwriter confessions.

Nina has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display. 

Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones of Blame Sally fame return to their original duo format, the Pam & Jeri Show, in a performance ranging from mournful ballads to sweet love songs to blazing acoustic soul. Pam plays percussion and guitar, Jeri plays guitar, bass, dobro, and mandolin, and their powerful voices blend beautifully to create a distinct and compelling sound. Their music has earned a spot in the rotation on San Francisco’s KFOG and Starbucks XM Café. Whether they’re covering songs by artists like Aretha Franklin and Rickie Lee Jones or playing their own exciting originals, this is a duo that knows how to entertain an audience and put on a satisfying show.

Read more on Chris Webster

Read more on Nina Gerber

Read more on Pam and Jeri

Spring Detox Day Retreat
Spring Detox Day Retreat

Treat yourself to a relaxing day retreat!

Spring Detox Day Retreat will be Sunday, April 9th. Check in starts at 8:45

There will be one hour of gentle yoga, guided meditation, massages and more. 

Tickets will be $165 per person 

Reserve your spots at

Central Coast Throwdown Disc Golf Tournament
Central Coast Throwdown Disc Golf Tournament

Save the date for this Disc Golf Tournament.

Photography Guild of the Paso Robles Art Association
Photography Guild of the Paso Robles Art Association

A show featuring art from The Photography Guild of the Paso Robles Art Association 

The Photography Guild of the Paso Robles Art Association – PRAA-  is the focal point for members at all ability levels who are interested in broadening their photographic skills, interacting with a diverse community of other photographers, exchanging information, and showcasing their work.

The mission of the PRAA Photography Guild is to promote the art and science of photography by educating members and the public about photography as an art form, and by providing members the opportunity to strengthen their skills while learning from others and enjoying the camaraderie of people with a common interest

Make your own Dam Fine Wine!
Annual Blending Event
Make your own Dam Fine Wine!

Saturday May 6th
Don’t miss the chance to make your own Dam Fine Wine!

Work hand in hand with Castoro’s expert team of winemakers to create a wine blend all your own. Each guest will get take home a 1.5L bottle of their blend, create a custom label, cork it and wax it. Plus, preview the next Dam Fine Red blend and vote for your favorite!
Full catered dinner, included.

Tickets coming soon.


SLOFOLKS-Steep Ravine
SLOFOLKS-Steep Ravine

Come join us for the last indoor concert of 2017!! 

Doors open at 6:30 

Show starts at 7:30

Get your tickets here

Fusing elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and rock n roll, Steep Ravine continues to enthrall audiences with their soulful California sound. Songwriter Simon Linsteadt (guitar, lead vocals) and Jan Purat (violin, vocals) began playing music together in high school in Northern California, later moving on to study music at UC Santa Cruz and the California Jazz Conservatory. They met bassist Alex Bice (bass, vocals) through jam sessions in Santa Cruz. Percussionist Jeff Wilson, a close musical compadre, is the band’s most recent addition. Steep Ravine has toured extensively throughout the country and has released two full-length records of original music.

Read more 

Wine Festival Weekend
Wine Festival Weekend

35th Annual Wine Festival Weekend


Save the date!

Join Paso Robles Wine Country for the 34th Annual Wine Festival – a celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of this spectacular region, May 19 - 22, 2016.

Paso Robles Wine Festival is the marquee tasting event held along California's Central Coast. Wine Festival is always held the third weekend in May and offers guests the opportunity to taste Paso Robles wine in the charming Downtown City Park. Wine Festival is complete with winemaker dinners, live music and open house festivities at area wineries throughout Paso Robles Wine Country. For detailed information visit the Wine Festival Page.

Art exhibit: Ardella Swanberg
Art exhibit: Ardella Swanberg

Ardella Swanberg has been living and painting on the Central Coast since 1998.  She visited the San Luis Obispo area for many years before that.  Ardella grew up in Garden Grove, CA and received her Bachelor of Science degree in art education at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  She has lived in many states and visited countries throughout the world.

Ardella enjoys teaching watercolor classes.  She is president of the Cayucos Art Association and a member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society.  Ardella draws the figure every Friday at the Morro Bay Community Center.  Her hobbies are ham radio (K6ADT) and making dolls.  

Photography by Kathy Clarke and Rick Evans
Photography by Kathy Clarke and Rick Evans

Kathy and Rick are long-time residents of the Central Coast and have been friends for 20 yrs. They have enjoyed sharing their mutual passion for photography, and are looking forward to this dual-artist show. With their individual and distinct interests and style, the show will be eclectic, colorful, beautiful and balanced!

Kathy Clarke, aka “Lady Kate​”  
    After over 20 years as a barber in Atascadero, California, Kathy semi-retired in 2003 to spend more time pursuing her lifelong passion for photography. She also began practicing another of her interests: stacking rocks. For years, between running her barber shop and growing her primary business, Lady Kate’s Photography, Kathy has been honing her rock-balancing craft. One of her favorite activities is participating as a guest artist at rock balancing festivals. Yes, there really are such events! Some of them include Balanced Art World International–Canada,  Llano Earth Art Festival (Texas),  Back West Celebration of Stone Balancing (Flagstaff, Arizona),  Balanced Art World International–Italy.  Further, she teaches the skill to groups and individuals through demonstrations and workshops. Kathy has received numerous awards for her alluring and eclectic photography and has been featured in a wide variety of publications. In December 2016, Kathy released her first book, in collaboration with her daughter Kamryn Clarke and international best-selling author Tom Youngholm.  ​“Whispers of Wonder; A Journey of Beauty and Balance” is an enchanting coffee table book of photographs and inspirational writings that will delight your eyes as it stirs your heart and soul. 

Rick Evans of “Another Rick Evans Photo”   ​Rick was raised in and happily remains a resident of Atascadero, CA. His interest in photography began in high school and has evolved into a part-time business.  His specialties include weddings, senior portraits, families, and working as a freelance photographer shooting local events. He also loves being outdoors and really enjoys photographing beautiful scenes in nature.      Rick’s photographs have been the “cover” of several local magazines, used in numerous newspaper articles and many have been the featured photo during the weather news on a local TV station.   Rick loves sharing his photos with the world!     

The Artist Reception for Kathy and Rick on July 8 will also be a Book Signing event, featuring the book and a guest appearance by writer Kamryn Clarke. Get a glimpse of the book at    

Highway 46 West Block Party
Highway 46 West Block Party

Labor Day Fun at the 46 West Harvest Block Party
Join us on Saturday, July 1st 2017 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 and rockin’ live music to dance the night away to.

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

Baskets and Barrels Disc Golf Tournament
Baskets and Barrels Disc Golf Tournament

Save the date for this Disc Golf tournament.

Art by Jill Thayer, Ph.D.
Art by Jill Thayer, Ph.D.

Art by Jill Thayer, Ph.D.

In 2014, Jill relocated to the Central Coast and is inspired by the region, from vineyard tours to the sublime vistas of the Pacific reflected in her paintings and photographs. Her favorite areas include the coastal sojourns of Cambria and Montaña de Oro, and the oak forests of Atascadero. Through painting and digital media, she draws insight and creativity from her travels.