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.
Bordeaux-Style Blend Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Grenache Grenache Blanc Pinot Noir Red Blend Red Rhône-Style Blend Rosé
Syrah White Rhône-Style Blend Zinfandel
Press & Accolades
2015 Moose, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018, 93 Points
2016 "Devil's Canyon" Syrah, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018, 93 Points
2016 Tres Violet, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018, 92 Points