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Calcareous 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’ westside.

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.

Calcareous Vineyards is located on Peachy Canyon Road in the westside hills of Paso Robles, California. The expanse of this land offers many opportunities for optimal vineyard sites and varietal selections. The benefit of the westside of Paso Robles is the terrain allows for the production of Bordeaux, Rhone, and Burgundy varietals virtually side-by-side. The limestone soils were derived from the sea-life once covering these hills in pre-historic times; creating the foundation for a great vineyard.

The hills emerged from the depths of the ocean by the colliding forces of geological plates and volcanic eruption; this has created varied microclimates on the sides of the hills, due to the different exposures to sun, wind, and rain.

Their search for the perfect combination of terroir, climate and varietal selection brought us to the Central Coast of California, and more specifically to the rare and unique calcareous soils of west Paso Robles.

recent accolades at the
2019 houston rodeo

Lloyd (Double Gold/Class Champion)
Syrah (Reserve Regional Class Champion)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Regional Class Champion)
Moose (Regional Class Champion)
Tres Violet (Gold, Reserve Class Champion)

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CALCAREOUS ZSM

$37.88*

750ML

*In-store with 5% cash discount w/Spec’s Key

CALCAREOUS CHARDONNAY

$16.81*

750ML

*In-store with 5% cash discount w/Spec’s Key

CALCAREOUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$41.99*

750ML

*In-store with 5% cash discount w/Spec’s Key

CALCAREOUS TRES VIOLET

$41.99*

750ML

*In-store with 5% cash discount w/Spec’s Key

TWISTED PASO MAIN SQUEEZE

$17.88*

750ML

*In-store with 5% cash discount w/Spec’s Key

CALCAREOUS SYRAH

$37.88*

750ML

*In-store with 5% cash discount w/Spec’s Key

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