Calcareous Vineyards

Calcareous is dedicated to producing the highest quality, terroir driven wines possible.

  • About
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  • 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 the 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.

    We offer Classic Seated Wine Tastings from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Lunch daily, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM by reservation only, please. Contact reservations@calcareous.com or call 805-239-0289.

  • Events

    Wine Down Wednesday – Lexi Sidders

    Wed | Jun 16, 2021
    Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays at Calcareous Vineyard! Every Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:30 June through September. Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle while listening to live music by local artists... 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