Castoro Cellars Vineyards & Winery opened its state-of-the-art 18-hole disc golf course and informational ranch tour in the summer of 2014. “The course is played every day,” and it’s, “very rare a day goes by where’s there’s not a group,” said Special Projects Manager and Distiller Max Udsen. “On the weekends we get 50-75 players regularly, and more depending on the weekend.”
Players can view the Whale Rock Vineyard and learn about many aspects of Castoro Cellars while they tour this two-mile loop through the vines. The course is described as, “fun for all levels yet challenging to the expert, and completely family-ready.”
The Paso Robles disc golf course is located near the tasting room facility, on Hwy 46 West, in Castoro’s CCOF organically farmed and Sustainability In Practice (SIP) Certified Whale Rock Vineyard. This disc course suits all levels, from the, “never thrown a disc before novice” to the “long drive throwing expert.”
Check-in is at the tasting room and hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A course map, disc rental and information available upon check in. The course is free to wine club members, and $5 to non-golfers. Baskets are rotated bimonthly, on the 1st and the 15th. The course is also available to rent out for private events.
What is disc golf?
Played much like traditional golf, disc golf uses a disc in the place of ball and clubs. The intent of the game is to throw a disc into an elevated metal basket. The player moves from “tee” to “hole,” the trees, shrubs and terrain change in and around the “fairways” which provide challenging obstacles. Ultimately, the “putt” is tossed into the basket and the hole is completed. The goal of disc golf is to complete the course in the fewest number of shots.
Why disc golf?
Disc golf is uniquely passive in nature and the owners of the winery, The Udsen family, say that they have always been fond of low impact outdoor activities. “Whether it be camping, backpacking, climbing, surfing or backcountry skiing you can count us in! We feel it is very important for all to get in touch with the whole winemaking process and we want to spread the importance of sustainable farming practices by getting you and your family out in the vineyard! Go out for a round of disc golf and join the Castoro Family!”
Castoro Cellars is located at 1315 North Bethel Road in Templeton. For more information go to castorocellars.com or call (805) 238-0725.