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Calcareous Vineyard

3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, United States
Region: Paso Robles (805) 239-0289 http://www.calcareous.com/
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  • Year Established:
    2000
  • Winery Contact:
  • Winemaker:
    Jason Joyce

About our winery:

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’ west side. Both Lloyd and Dana, experienced wine distributors in their native Iowa, recognized that the west side of Paso Robles had potential to produce world class wines. Their acquisition of 342 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 with the help of her sister Erika.


Three things to love about us:

- We focus on producing the finest Rhone and Bordeaux blends and distinctive Burgundies from our rare and unique calcareous-rich soils from our estate located in Paso Robles\' west-side.-Due to farming practices and the nature of the land, our vineyards produce tiny yields, resulting in fruit of profound depth and sense of place. Utmost care is taken during harvest and cellaring to capture the true essence of the land.- A journey to taste here will offer you award winning wines, breathtaking views, and beautifully landscaped outdoor picnic grounds


What makes us unique:

The Calcareous Tasting Room, perched atop the property at 1,200 feet above the expansive Salinas Valley has a view that will take your breath away. This site was designed specifically for those wanting to escape the pressures of time and relish in a true wine tasting experience. In this spirit, we offer wine and food pairings, available from 12 – 3 on the weekends featuring local organic fare. The experienced tasting room staff will guide you through the wines, and you can experience for yourself why we feel so deeply about the wines produced here.Truly a sanctuary and place to enjoy wine in its intended setting, it’s no wonder our adage is: “Come for the wine ~ Stay for the view!“


Our awards:

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER, San Francisco Chronicle - 2010 Calcareous Syrah94 POINTS, Wine Spectator - 2010 Calcareous "Tres Violet"94 POINTS GOLD MEDAL, World Wine Championships - 2011 Calcareous Zinfandel92 POINTS, Wine Spectator - 2010 Calcareous "Moose"BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL, Central Coast Wine Competition - 2010 Lloyd of CalcareousRESERVE CLASS CHAMPION GOLD MEDAL, Houston International Wine Competition - 2009 Calcareous "Moose"93 POINTS GOLD MEDAL, World Wine Championships - 2012 Calcareous ChardonnayBEST SYRAH PLATINUM MEDAL, San Diego International Wine Competition - 2009 Calcareous SyrahCHAIRMAN\'S AWARD, Orange County Fair - 2010 Grenache-Mourvedre


  Days and hours open

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  • Good For Groups
  • Has A View
  • Lively
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Quiet
  • Sophisticated
  • Casual
  • Hidden Gem
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rhone
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
  • Grenache
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Syrah
  • Bordeaux
  • Mourvedre
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Petit Verdot
  • Blends
  • Outdoor Area
  • Private Tasting
  • Food/Wine Pairings
  • Catering
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • WiFi
  • Limo Friendly
  • Wedding Services
  • Tours
  • Event Space
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Picnic Sites

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