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Castoro de Oro Estate Winery

Castoro de Oro Estate Winery’s name and label pays homage to its vineyard’s terroir and the founding of Canada. The 35-year-old (planted in 1980), eight-acre vineyard is located on the Golden Mile and blessed with a unique soil combination and a small lake located at the base of it. This terroir provides an ideal foundation for growing superior grapes and a longer growing season than many other Golden Mile vineyards. Beavers helped to create the small lake during their manipulation of earth and water. And early settlers’ search for gold led to the beavers’ vast contribution to the history of the nation; the then-booming fashion industry’s need for beaver felt and fur ultimately allowed settlers to thrive, formally establish the country, and choose the beaver as Canada’s national animal. Now, deservedly so, the dapper mascot appears on every old-photograph styled label. With a hands-on approach, owners Stella Schmidt and Bruno Kelle facilitate every step of the process, from grape to glass. Featured wines include rosé, white blends Heart of Gold and Heartbreaker, a bold red blend Crimson Rhapsody, pure varieties of white and red wines and a unique style of dessert wine. All of the wines are –always made in small batches from pure South Okanagan, British Colombia grapes. Castoro de Oro welcomes both children and pets to its fun, cozy atmosphere.

Top Varietals

  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Chardonnay


Tasting Room

Summer Hours* May until the end of Canadian Thanksgiving weekend Daily 10 AM t 
Off Season Hours* Mid October to April, daily, 12 PM to 5 PM, Mid Dec to Jan - Clo 
* Subject to change, refer to winery website.

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Gift Shop
Picnic Area
Special Events
Handicap Access


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