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Calcareous Vineyards - PLUS!


A state of the art winery in Paso Robles

Founded in 2000 by Lloyd Messer and his daughter Dana Brown, Calcareous Vineyard and its state of the art winery can be found in the western hills of Paso Robles at 1,550 feet of elevation. The extensive 342-acre estate stretches for several miles, sweeping west towards the Pacific Ocean through rolling hills of thriving grapes and award-winning vineyards.

Lloyd and Dana were both experienced wine distributors in their native state of Iowa when they realized they shared a dream of ultimately running their own winery and producing world-class wines. Before deciding on the Paso Robles destination, Lloyd and Dana thoroughly researched the attributes of many renowned wine regions in the world, but in the end, they were won over by the Central Coast’s unique combination of climate, soil, and varietal options and decided that was the place to be.

The winery’s motto, “Let the Soil Speak,” says it all” the father daughter team named the estate “Calcareous” as a tribute to the property’s terrior. “Calcareous” is a Latin word describing a white-colored soil due to lime deposits formed by sea life that once covered the land in pre-historic ages. The soil content replicates many famous wine regions in France and the mineral composition from the limestone can be recognized in the wine, giving it a very distinct character and style. This calcareous soil and Paso Robles’ varied micro-climates allow Calcareous Vineyard to produce Rhône and Bordeaux-style wines of uncommon character and uncompromising vineyard expression.

Today, Dana Brown oversees the operations at Calcareous Vineyard with the help of her sister Erika. Their father Lloyd Messer passed away in 2006, and it has become their mission to keep his and Dana’s original vision alive.

With the help of winemaker Jason Joyce, they produce limited amounts of award-winning wines from their three estate vineyards and continue to make a lasting impression on the Central Coast.


  1. Calcareous
    2010 Proprietary Red Blend
    Calcareous
    Grenache - Mourvedre
    Paso Robles

    $30.00

    $36.00
    91- Beverage Testing Inst.
    id: 2326
    Special
    Platinum

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