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

    Sips & Sounds Sunday: Concert at Calcareous

    Sun | Mar 3, 2024
    No better way to finish out your weekend! Join Calcareous Vineyard for our Sips & Sounds music series, and relax to live music by local artist Emily Smith from 12:30 to 3:30 while enjoying an afternoon... View Event Details >

    Sips & Sounds Sunday: Concert at Calcareous

    Sun | Mar 10, 2024
    No better way to finish out your weekend! Join Calcareous Vineyard for our Sips & Sounds music series, and relax to live music by local artist Emily Smith from 12:30 to 3:30 while enjoying an afternoon... View Event Details >

    Sips & Sounds Sunday: Concert at Calcareous

    Sun | Apr 7, 2024
    No better way to finish out your weekend! Join Calcareous Vineyard for our Sips & Sounds music series, and relax to live music by local artist Emily Smith from 12:30 to 3:30 while enjoying an afternoon... View Event Details >

    Sips & Sounds Sunday: Concert at Calcareous

    Sun | Apr 14, 2024
    No better way to finish out your weekend! Join Calcareous Vineyard for our Sips & Sounds music series, and relax to live music by local artists Ghost Monster from 12:30 to 3:30 while enjoying an afternoon... View Event Details >

    Sips & Sounds Sunday: Concert at Calcareous

    Sun | Apr 21, 2024
    No better way to finish out your weekend! Join Calcareous Vineyard for our Sips & Sounds music series, and relax to live music by local artists Second Chance Lucky from 12:30 to 3:30 while enjoying... View Event Details >

    Hilltop Lunch at Calcareous

    Fri | May 17, 2024
    Starting at 10:30am, a special menu of artisan lunch items will be available throughout Wine Fest weekend. We invite you to take in our breathtaking panoramic views, and enjoy local, seasonal fare while... View Event Details >

    Hilltop Lunch at Calcareous

    Sat | May 18, 2024
    Starting at 10:30am, a special menu of artisan lunch items will be available throughout Wine Fest weekend. We invite you to take in our breathtaking panoramic views, and enjoy local, seasonal fare while... View Event Details >

    Sips & Sounds Calcareous

    Sun | May 19, 2024
    No better way to finish out your Wine Fest weekend! Join Calcareous Vineyard for our Sips & Sounds Sunday music series, and relax to live music by local artists Stellar Band from 12:30 to 3:30 while... View Event Details >

    Hilltop Lunch at Calcareous

    Sun | May 19, 2024
    Starting at 10:30am, a special menu of artisan lunch items will be available for this final day of Wine Fest weekend. We invite you to take in our breathtaking panoramic views, and enjoy local, seasonal... 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