Castoro de Oro: More Simple than Stately
The beaver is Canada's national animal and synonymous with the early fur trade, so the Castoro de Oro winery drew him in a top hat and planted him on their winery's label. At one time this winery was also called the Golden Beaver winery, due in part to its location along the Golden Mile which is a fertile growing region stretching from the town of Oliver to Osoyoos. Perhaps the beaver's Spanish name of Castoro is more fitting for a winery mascot.
The fairly small (8 acre) vineyard brags plantings of 13 varieties of grapes and markets itself as a boutique winery. The tasting room hosts its guests in a modest house. During the months May through October, guests are invited to bring a lunch to the picnic area and use the winery's BBQ to enjoy with one of their wines.
During the off season the winery is only available by appointment by phoning:
+1 250 495 4991