We love the name of this winery! “Let The Soil Speak!” Calcareous Estate wines are produced from grapes grown at one of our 3 vineyards. Due to farming practices and the nature of the land, these 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. These techniques include small lot fermentations, extended maceration, no use of chemical fining, premium cooperages, and minimum racking as the wine ages. These are truly hand-made wines of distinctive character.
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!”
There are countless ways to describe your land and the way it manifests itself in the wine it produces. Recently the challenge has been to attempt to describe this intricate interaction entirely with one word such as terroir, terreno, akerboden, or as we simply call it here at Calcareous, place. The most important aspect of a winery is its place. As much as winemakers like to extol on their abilities to craft beautiful wines with the magic of an alchemist, it is the vineyard that truly makes the difference. The varietals, farming techniques, and cellar activities are universals in the world of wine, simply variations on a theme. The one thing that makes for the creation of uniqueness amongst wineries is the exact place the vines reside. The singular mix of soil, water, sun, and air in each vineyard creates wines as individual snowflakes formed in the chaos of storm clouds. That is why we here at Calcareous celebrate above all other factors, our place.
Outdoor Wine Tasting with Optional Lunch
Tastings are hosted at outdoor tables where you will enjoy panoramic vineyard views while sipping our award-winning wines. Guests have the option to purchase artisan lunch items during these visits. During times of severe weather, guests will be seated at tables inside our beautiful glass-walled tasting room. Allow 90 minutes. Reservations required. $30 per Person | Complimentary for Club Members
Cabernet Sauvignon Elevated Wine Flight with Cheese & Charcuterie
Join us in the cellar for a behind-the-scenes look at our winemaking operations, and taste for yourself exactly how our vineyards and techniques shine in this ultra-premium flight. Enjoy this rare opportunity to sample the limited production Signature Cabernet Sauvignon as a part of this stunning lineup. Allow 60 minutes. Reservations required. $95 per Person | $70 for Club Members
Indoor Wine Tasting with Lounge Seating
Enjoy a flight of our award-winning wines while relaxing in the comfort our indoor lounge seating area, complete with sweeping panoramic views from our glass-walled tasting room. Wine tasting only for parties of 4 to 6 guests. Food items not available for purchase with this experience. Allow 60 minutes. Reservations required. $30 per Person | Complimentary for Club Members
Large Party Reservation
Calcareous offers a personal experience for large groups, complete with picturesque views and your dedicated wine host. Choose between lunch with tasting, lunch with a glass of wine, or wine tasting only. Allow 120 minutes. Contract required. Accommodates 11 – 22 guests.
Tasting Price: $30/person
Premier Hilltop Wine Tasting & Lunch (Friday-Saturday 10:30am, June-September Only) Delve into our history while touring the cellar, then experience our calcareous limestone terroir firsthand as you are transported through the vineyard to the top of the hill. There, a special wine flight will be served overlooking the vines and valley below before returning to Lloyd’s Lookout for a relaxing lunch. Allow 150 minutes. Reservations required. Up to 5 guests, all must be 21 or older.
Tasting Price: $195
This winery offers event space on their property. Learn about hosting weddings, private parties, company meetings or custom events.
This winery offers a variety of wines paired with food.
This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.
The property has indicated that they feature live music events on certain days and times.
This winery offers a variety of local foods to try on the property.
This winery offers small plates of food during wine tastings. Typically in the form of cheeses, meats or small sandwiches.
This winery is popular for its vineyard views.
This winery is also a Wedding Venue.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.