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

    Paso Robes Charity Library Winemaker’s Dinner

    Sat | May 4, 2019
    abulous Raffle Prizes including a 2-night stay at an Ocean Front Cayucos Beach House or a one-hour private plane flight tour of Paso Robles and the Coast including Morro Rock and Hearst Castle! Winemaker’s... View Event Details >

    10th Annual Pig Roast & Wine Fest Weekend

    Sat | May 18, 2019
    German Themed Pig Roast Friday-Sunday, May 17-19 Join us this weekend for specials, live music, and discounts Saturday, May 18th | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm $80 | Wine Club Members | $95/Non-Members Enjoy... View Event Details >

    Twilight on the Terrace

    Sat | Jun 1, 2019
    Calcareous Vineyard will be pouring at Twilight on the Terrace at Hearst Castle. Join us for this elegant evening under the stars. ***TICKETS ON SALE NOW*** The Central Coast’s Most Anticipated Charitable... View Event Details >

    16th Annual Charity Paso Pinot & Paella Festival

    Sun | Jun 2, 2019
    Join the Paso Pinot Producers for our 16th Annual event. Taste Pinot Noir from 20 Paso Robles producers, sample a dozen paellas from talented chefs & vote on your favorite, and enjoy live music by... 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