Calcareous Vineyard

Panoramic view, top-scoring wine & gourmet fare skillfully blended for a truly memorable experience.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Father and daughter Lloyd Messer and Dana Brown established Calcareous Vineyard on one of the highest limestone plateaus in westside Paso Robles. With 442 acres atop solid calcareous rock reaching 1,800 feet above sea level, this was the foundation they were seeking for their own world-class, terroir-driven wines. It is a labor of love to cultivate fruit on this challenging land, but this rugged hilltop location, with its richly calcareous soils, regulating maritime influence, and steep hillside topography, is the reason Calcareous is able to craft such a stunning selection of small-lot, highly-acclaimed Bordeaux and Rhône varietals. Though Lloyd passed on in 2006, Dana advances their vision by releasing award-winning wines of uncommon character and elegance year after year, garnering recognition for the undeniable sense of place found in every bottle.

    You are invited to take in the sweeping panoramic views from this secluded spot, and experience the breathtaking beauty of Calcareous for yourself. Wine tasting reservations are offered from 10:00am - 4:00pm, and a seasonal menu of artisan lunch items is available for pairing from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily. To enjoy a more intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Calcareous, a variety of elevated, private tasting experiences are also offered throughout the year. Please make reservations when planning your visit.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Grenache
    Malbec
    Picpoul Blanc
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Syrah
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Wine Down Wednesday – Lorin Radis

    Wed | Jun 19, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Julie B and The Rockin B’s

    Wed | Jun 26, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Joy Bonner & Adam Levine

    Wed | Jul 3, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – The Belmore’s

    Wed | Jul 10, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Noach Tangeras

    Wed | Jul 17, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Will Bremen

    Wed | Jul 24, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Emily Smith

    Wed | Jul 31, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Stargazing at Calcareous Vineyard 2024

    Fri | Aug 2, 2024
    We invite you to join us for our annual Stargazing Evening with a culinary experience curated by our very own Executive Chef, Ben Derringer. Enjoy passed appetizers along with a special telescope that... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Sam Rouissi

    Wed | Aug 7, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Ben Del Giorgio

    Wed | Aug 14, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Red Tag Band

    Wed | Aug 21, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Unfinished Business

    Wed | Aug 28, 2024
    Join Calcareous Vineyard for Wine Down Wednesday (WDW) each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through August! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Benny... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades

    Press

    Accolades

    • 2018 Devil's Canyon Syrah, Wine Spectator, 94 Points
    • 2020 Estate Syrah, James Suckling, 92 Points
    • 2020 Viognier, Wine Spectator, 90 Points
    • 2020 Lily Blanc, Wine Spectator, 92 Points
    • 2021 Lily Blanc, James Suckling, 92 Points
    • 2018 Zinfandel, Jeb Dunnuck, 92 Points
    • 2018 Zinfandel, Wine Spectator, 92 Points
    • 2019 Zinfandel, Wine Spectator, 93 Points
    • 2019 Reserve Grenache, Vinous, 93 Points
    • 2019 Grenache, Wine Spectator, 93 Points
    • 2020 Grenache, James Suckling, 92 Points
    • 2017 Devil's Canyon Syrah, Wine Spectator, 92 Points
    • 2017 Devil's Canyon Syrah, Vinous, 93 Points
    • 2018 Devil's Canyon Syrah, Vinous, 93 Points
    • 2018 Devil's Canyon Syrah, Wine Spectator, #16 on Top 100 Wines in the World
    • 2019 Lloyd, Vinous, 92 Points
    • 2019 Devil's Canyon Syrah, Wine Spectator, 93 Points
    • 2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points
    • 2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinous, 92 Points
    • 2019 York Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, James Suckling, 93 Points
    • 2108 Messer, Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Points
    • 2017 Estate Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinous, 94 Points
    • 2018 Estate Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Jeb Dunnuck, 91 Points
    • 2018 Trés Violet, Vinous, 92 Points
    • 2018 Trés Violet, Wine Spectator, 93 Points
    • 2019 Trés Violet, Wine Spectator, 94 Points
    • 2018 Moose, Wine Spectator, 93 Points
    • 2019 Moose, Wine Spectator, 94 Points
    • 2020 Lloyd, James Suckling, 93 Points