Winery of the Month
We are proud to be partnering with Calcareous Winery as our Winery of the Month. Everyday at our Guest Wine Tasting Reception, we will be featuring tastes of their amazing varietals. Each Friday during this time, we will feature their winemaker or winery representative at our Guest Reception. At our restaurant, be sure to order a glass of one of their delicious wines to pair with our local farm to table cuisine. Or join us for our Backyard Winemaker Dinner on Saturday, October 28 at 6pm featuring Calcareous wines paired with a five-course handcrafted menu.
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 the west side of Paso Robles had 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.
Come visit their Tasting Room, perched atop the property at 1,500 feet above the expansive Salinas Valley. A journey to taste there will offer you award-winning wines, breathtaking views, and a beautifully landscaped outdoor picnic area. The experienced tasting room staff will guide you through the wines, and you can discover why they are so passionate about the wines produced there. Truly a sanctuary and place to enjoy wine in its intended setting, it’s no wonder their adage is “Come for the wine ~ Stay for the view!”