Calcareous Vineyard

Calcareous is dedicated to producing the highest quality, terroir driven wines possible.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Father and daughter Lloyd Messer and Dana Brown realized their dream of finding a place to express their passion for wine in 2000, when they established Calcareous Vineyards on one of the highest limestone plateaus on Paso Robles’ westside. Both Lloyd and Dana, experienced wine distributors in their native Iowa, recognized the westside of Paso Robles had potential to produce world class wines. Their acquisition of 442 acres atop solid calcareous rock reaching 1,800 feet above sea level confirmed their dedication to producing the highest quality, terroir driven wines possible. It is a labor of love to cultivate fruit on this challenging land, but the reward is immediately apparent when tasting the wines. Calcareous has for over a decade now, produced a collection of world–class blends and varietal wines that exhibit Paso Robles’ claim to being “distinct, different.” Lloyd passed on in 2006, and Dana advances their vision.

    Join us on the top of the world for our Wine Down Wednesdays during the Summer, June-September, when we stay open till 8pm. We have live music from a local artist each week along with our famous pizzas for purchase.

    We have partnered with Thomas Hill Organics to offer a Food & Wine pairing available for purchase on Saturdays, and Sundays between 12pm and 3pm.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    White Rhône-Style Blend
  • Events

    Harvest Festival Weekend @ Calcareous

    Fri – Sat | Oct 20 – 21, 2017
    Enjoy Harvest Festival weekend at our winery, Calcareous Vineyard. We have award-winning wines, 180 degree views and lunch available for purchase. We have partnered with Thomas Hill Organics to offer our... View Event Details >

    Harvest Hoedown Winemaker Dinner

    Sat | Oct 21, 2017
    Join us on Saturday, October 21st, for our Harvest Hoedown Winemaker Dinner from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Enjoy music by The Bonneville Phantoms during our 3-course sit-sown dinner that will be followed by dancing... View Event Details >

    Calcareous Harvest Games

    Sun | Oct 22, 2017
    Enjoy wine tasting from 11am-5pm, $15/person or complimentary for wine club members. Join our winemaker, Jason Joyce, and his assistants who will be hosting Calcareous Harvest Games from 12pm-3pm, while... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2014 Tres Violet, Wine Spectator, Aug 2017, 92 Points