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

    Wine Down Wednesday – Dulcie Taylor

    Wed | Jul 18, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Of Wind and Waves

    Wed | Jul 25, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    31st Annual A Taste of Camarillo

    Sun | Jul 29, 2018
    Wine, Brew & Food Festival – A “not to be missed” event Surfin’ Safari, Boards and Barrels fun theme Longest running wine, brew and food festival in Ventura County Sample from over 100 fine... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Martin Paris

    Wed | Aug 1, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Loren Radis

    Wed | Aug 8, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    20th Annual Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ Cookoff

    Sat | Aug 11, 2018
    FOOD, WINE, BREWS, LIVE MUSIC AND LOT’S OF FUN! Don’t miss Paso Robles Wine Country’s most popular local event, now celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Enjoy outstanding tastings from over... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Adam Levine

    Wed | Aug 15, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Marcus DiMaggio

    Wed | Aug 22, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Natalie Haskins

    Wed | Aug 29, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Two For the Road

    Wed | Sep 5, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Donny Strauss

    Wed | Sep 12, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Emily Smith

    Wed | Sep 19, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – J Street & The Leisurnauts

    Wed | Sep 26, 2018
    From June 6th – September 26th, join us at Calcareous on Wednesdays as we keep our Tasting Room doors open until 8:00pm for Wine Down Wednesdays! Our gourmet wood fired pizza pairing menu will be... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

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