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

    Celebrate 2018 Harvest Festival at Lloyd’s Lookout

    Fri – Sun | Oct 19 – 21, 2018
    Enjoy the celebration of Harvest Festival weekend with us at Calcareous Vineyard October 19th – 21st. With our award-winning wines and breathtaking views from our Tasting Room, we offer an unprecedented... View Event Details >

    Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Calcareous Vineyard

    Sat | Oct 20, 2018
    Enjoy a gourmet 3-course sit-down dinner with passed hors d’oeuvres by Chef Will Torres, while listening to acoustic music of Kevin Greybill. Tickets: $135 per person | $115 per Wine Club Member RESERVATIONS... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

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