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

    Wine 4 Paws @ Calcareous

    Sat – Sun | Apr 7 – 8, 2018
    Calcareous is proud to join forces with Central Coast wineries the weekend of April 7-8 for the 10th Annual Wine 4 Paws! Visit us the weekend of the 7th & 8th when we will donate 5% of wine sales... View Event Details >

    Wine Fest Weekend at Calcareous!

    Fri – Sun | May 18 – 20, 2018
    Join us for a fun-filled Wine Fest Weekend at Calcareous! Sunday, May 20th: Enjoy wine, lunch and live music from Brad Wilson from 12-3pm. Wine Tasting available Friday-Sunday, May 18th-20th 10-5pm, $15pp.... View Event Details >

    9th Annual Pig Roast at Calcareous!

    Sat | May 19, 2018
    Come celebrate our 9th Annual Pig Roast Saturday evening, 6:30-9pm. Hula the night away in your favorite Hawaiian attire to the rhythm of Big Island – Hawaiian Duet! Enjoy your favorite Calcareous... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

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