Valentines Flamenco in the Cave Feb 17 & 18

Treat your Valentine to Placer County’s most unique and romantic Valentines celebration. Vina Castellano will host their annual “Flamenco in the Cave” February 17 & 18th. (Saturday and Sunday following Valentine’s Day – President’s Day Weekend) Gopal Slavonic and  his troupe – Flamenco del Oro will again treat guests to their traditional Flamenco showcasing  amazing artists in a unique and authentically Spanish stone cave.  The Flamenco show at Vina Castellano will highlight  the instrumental, vocal and dance talents of Flamenco del Oro. The evening will also feature an authentic coursed meal representing the Mendez Family’s Castilian heritage. The $125 per person ticket price includes, the 3 course meal, wine and of course the performance.


  • Dinner will be served at 6:00. Doors open at 5:30
  • The show will begin at approximately 7:00 pm. The performers will do two sets.
  • Dessert will be served during the break.
  • Couples will receive a bottle of wine of their choice. Tasting is allowed at bar before dinner is served (to help select wine)
  • This popular event is limited to only 40 Guests per evening. This allows for guests to get the authentic, passionate and intimate experience of the Flamenco.



Gopal Slavonic trained at the prestigious ‘Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren’ in Sevilla, Spain where he studied intensively with leading flamenco guitarists. In his 20 years of dedication to flamenco guitar, Gopal has returned to Spain to further his studies several times, most frequently to Jerez de la Frontera. He has performed with some of the most renowned flamenco performers and  is the featured guitarist for Northern California’s Flamenco del Oro.

Leta Gibney, and Roger Aiton are local favorites in Nevada County and Flamenco del Oro regulars. Leta, very talented singer will be delighting us with her melodies and deep and passionate voice. Roger, will be providing percussion, essential to the true experience.

Drea Pacot has been dancing Flamenco for 20 years. She studied in Spain with Concha Vargas, Jose Galvan, Belen Amaya, Raphael Campallo and Concha Jareno. She studied years under San Francisco’s Yaelisa. Drea has worked hard as performer and teacher in the Sacramento and Nevada County area. In 2007 Drea received a grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to showcase her students.

Performing Sunday Only:

Bianca Rodriguez began dancing at the age of 3 and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in dance with a flamenco emphasis at the University of New Mexico. While there, Bianca work-studied at the National Institute of Flamenco and danced in the pre-professional and professional companies, participating in the annual Festival Flamenco and studying with some of Spain’s greatest Flamenco artists, such as Mercedes Amaya, Karime Amaya, Adela Campallo and Manuel Linan.