The vision of three motivated people helped make Calcareous Vineyard a reality. Lloyd Messer sold his wine and beer distributing business in Sioux City, Iowa, to search for the ideal growing region for his vineyard sites. He recognized Paso Robles, California, as an emerging premium wine producing area. Daughter Dana Brown sold her Iowa wine distributing business to partner with Lloyd and shape the dream with her passion and classic style. Erika Messer, Dana’s younger sister, seized the opportunity to be involved in the winery from the ground up with a hands-on approach.
We hope you will join us as we embark on an adventure into the wonderful world of wine. Calcareous Vineyard possesses all of the ingredients necessary to reach our goal of producing one of the highest quality wines in the state. We have the land, weather, sunshine, vines, and winemaker, creating the optimal conditions for the development of the best possible wines. Most importantly, it is our pleasure to offer you what the ancient Greeks called "the gift of the gods".
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Key People Winemaker Damian Grindley
Special Offers for ZAP Members
Tasting Discount: * Tasting fee is waived for ZAP members.
Wine Purchase Discount at Winery: 10% on cases Wine Purchase Discount Online: 10% on cases Offers ZAP Members Invitations to Wine Club or Special Events
Winery Founded: 2000 Winery Location Region: Central Coast Cases Produced: 7500 Winery Open for Tasting: Yes Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $5.00 * Tasting fee waived for wine club members Retail Sales at Winery: Yes Offers Online Sales: Yes * Check our winery: website for details. Has a Wine Club: Yes * We ship four times per year
Intro 3 bottles with a 10% discount
Connoisseur 6 bottles with a 15% discount
Sommelier 12 bottles with a 20% discount Offers Winery Tours: Yes Offers Vineyard Tours: No Food Available at Winery: No Has a Picnic Area: Yes * Lose yourself in the lush landscaped rolling hills of our vineyard and enjoy the panoramic breath-taking from our state-of- the-art winery and tasting room. Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only Offers a Barrel Tasting: No