Well, the word is out and we are eager to share it with you. Located in the scenic Highway 46 West region of Paso Robles, sits one of the most inviting and exciting wineries around… and that would be Castoro Cellars.
Oh boy, do they have some ‘Dam Fine Wines’. Founded by Niels and Bimmer Udsen. Castoro is the Italian translation of Niels’ life-long nickname of “Beaver” – which prompted the winery’s motto of Dam Fine Wine.
Even as you pull into the parking area you know you are approaching a very special place. As you stroll beneath the grape arbor on your way to the tasting room and gift shop, the views of the vineyard and gardens set the tone for what you’re about to experience inside.
The warm and friendly greeting from behind the tasting bar is as inviting as the sofa in front of the stone fireplace. You will be taken through the tasting list, which includes their flagship wines: the Vineyard Tribute Zinfandel and Cobble Creek Vineyard Zinfandel. Their other award-winning wines include Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rhone varietals, special blends and dessert wines. Many Closet Winos have been seen loading their trunks with cases of wine. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, the staff is knowledgeable and eager to guide you through the tasting process. You will be amazed with the quality and affordability of the Castoro wines.
If you can’t get to Castoro this weekend, you can always visit their website at castorocellars.com.