Calcareous Vineyards

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 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 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM by reservation only, please. Contact reservations@calcareous.com or call 805-239-0289.

  • Wines Produced
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Grenache
    Pinot Noir
    Rosé
    Syrah
    Viognier
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Wine Down Wednesday – Joy Bonner & Adam Levine

    Wed | Jun 1, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Emily Smith

    Wed | Jun 8, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Jonathan Ranger

    Wed | Jun 15, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Marcus DiMaggio

    Wed | Jun 22, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – The Turkey Buzzards

    Wed | Jun 29, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Nataly Lola

    Wed | Jul 6, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Jill Knight

    Wed | Jul 13, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Will Bremen

    Wed | Jul 20, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – O’Donna

    Wed | Jul 27, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Will Bremen

    Wed | Aug 3, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Emily Smith

    Wed | Aug 10, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Tim Francis & Paul Silva

    Wed | Aug 17, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... View Event Details >

    Wine Down Wednesday – Dan Curcio

    Wed | Aug 31, 2022
    Join Calcareous Vineyard each Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30, June through September! Experience live music by local artists while enjoying the evening with friends. Chef Cheryl Vinnedge will be offering... 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