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.
WINE & FOOD PAIRING
On Saturdays and Sundays you can enjoy a Wine and Food Pairing lunch available for purchase from
12-3pm! We partner with Thomas Hill Organics, for a fresh, local, organic menu paired with our award-winning wines. Reservations encouraged.
Come visit our Tasting Room, perched atop the property at 1,500 feet above the expansive Salinas Valley. A journey to taste here 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 we are so passionate about the wines produced here. We also offer wine and food pairings, available from 12–3pm most weekends, featuring local organic fare.
The Land Calcareous sits just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys the full benefits of Paso Robles' unique westside climate. The western edge of the Paso Robles AVA is probably the fastest growing and most sought out land for growing wine grapes in California. Richly calcareous soils, the regulating maritime influence of both the Templeton Gap and Salinas Valley fogs and steep hillside topography create a spectacular climate for growing wine grapes. Long, warm days during the growing season, followed by the cool nights, result in a massive diurnal temperature swing that is of utmost importance to producing perfectly balanced wines. The benefit of this unique AVA, and of our special place within it, are a long growing season resulting in perfect maturity. The result is wines of uncommon character and unparalleled beauty.
CALCAREOUS CLASSIC WINE TASTING
Offered Daily 10-5pm | Reservations recommended for groups of 6+ guests.
$20 per person | Complimentary for Wine Club Members
This classic tasting is served at the bar and includes our award-winning estate wines from our current tasting menu. Seating outside and inside is on a first come first serve basis.
ELEVATED SEATED WINE & ARTISAN CHEESE PAIRING
Experience a casual wine and cheese pairing overlooking the valley on our terrace. In this beautiful setting, our knowledgeable host will delve into our approach of pairing wine with Artisan cheeses while guiding guests through the nuances of our Calcareous wines. All guests must be 21 years or older. Allow 60 minutes.
Offered Daily 10-4pm | Based upon Availability & Weather
Reservations Required | 24 hour Cancellation Policy
$35 per person | $20 Wine Club
PREMIER TOUR WITH WINE & ARTISAN CHEESE PAIRING EXPERIENCE
Experience a walk to our vineyard, then through our production facility, while our knowledgeable host explains our terroir and philosophy on wine. Enjoy a seated tasting of Calcareous current releases and a library wine paired with Artisan cheeses. All guests must be 21 years and older. Allow 90 minutes.
Offered Daily at 10:30am | Based upon Availability & Weather
Reservations Required | 24 hour Cancellation Policy
$55 per person | $40 for Wine Club
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.