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
    Chardonnay
    Grenache
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Syrah
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Sold Out – Valentine Dinner at Calcareous Vineyard

    Sat | Feb 16, 2019
    “Wine adds a smile to friendship and a spark to love…” Enjoy award-winning wines paired perfectly with an exquisite 4-course meal while listening to Valentine’s music by Dwayne... View Event Details >

    Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend

    Fri – Sun | Mar 15 – Feb 17, 2019
    Wine Specials | Barrel Tastings | Lunch Revel in the Calcareous experience all weekend long with our breathtaking views and award-winning wines. Share the excitement as we release our 2017 vintage of Calcareous... View Event Details >

    Wine 4 Paws Weekend

    Sat – Sun | Apr 6 – 7, 2019
    Saturday and Sunday Calcareous is proud to join forces with central coast wineries the weekend of April 6-7th for the 10th Annual Wine 4 Paws! We will donate 5% of all sales this weekend to the Woods Humane... View Event Details >

    Winemaker Tour and Lunch

    Sat | Apr 13, 2019
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00am $50/Wine Club Member. Limited to 2 tickets per membership. This event sells out every year, so reserve your spot today! Only 40 seats are available. Join winemaker Jason... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2016 Tres Violet, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018, 92 Points
    • 2015 Moose, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018, 93 Points
    • 2016 "Devil's Canyon" Syrah, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018, 93 Points