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 Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Grenache
    Grenache Blanc
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Syrah
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Wine Down Wednesday- Martin Paris

    Wed | Jul 17, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday- Of Winds and Waves

    Wed | Jul 24, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday- Jill Knight

    Wed | Jul 31, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday- Adam Levine and Joy Bonner

    Wed | Aug 7, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday- Lexi Sidders

    Wed | Aug 14, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday- Darren Kerr

    Wed | Aug 21, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Emily Smith

    Wed | Aug 28, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – 2 + 1 For The Road

    Wed | Sep 4, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday- J ST and The Leisurantes

    Wed | Sep 11, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Marcus Dimaggio

    Wed | Sep 18, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >

    3rd Annual Lloydfest

    Sun | Sep 22, 2019
    Kick up your heels and join us for a dancing good time as we celebrate the release of our 2017 Lloyd wine and honor the man with the vision, our founder Lloyd Messer. Dance along to local band Soundhouse... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Jim Gentry

    Wed | Sep 25, 2019
    From June 5th – September 25th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesday evenings as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00 pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood-fired pizza pairing menu... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • 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