Calcareous Vineyard
Calcareous Vineyard
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Perched atop the property at 1,800 feet above sea level, overlooking the expansive Salinas Valley below, our vineyard provides an unbelievable setting to experience the beauty of Paso Robles. Calcareous is open daily, hosting indoor and outdoor wine tasting experiences, delighting guests with beautifully-landscaped gardens, a casual yet elegant atmosphere, and sweeping panoramic views. Visitors to the tasting room are also invited to purchase artisan lunch items from our seasonal menu to enjoy alongside our award-winning wines. Producing Bordeaux and Rhône varietals that thrive in our white “calcareous” limestone soils, our experienced staff is passionate about guiding guests through our small-lot, handmade vintages. These are wines of distinctive character, with a profound expression of place in every bottle, making Calcareous a must-visit hilltop destination for those seeking the very best of Paso Robles. Reservations required. Wine Tasting 10–5 Daily. Lunch 10:30–4:30 Daily.
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  • David H
    Salem, South Carolina32 contributions
    Loved it!
    We went here with family and friends and had a wonderful time at Wine Down Wednesday. We were on vacation, but it was clear that this was a favorite spot for the locals. We had an outdoor table with nice views, listened to some great music, drank very good wine, and ate some delicious pizza. What's not to love!
    Hello, This is Bryce, Tasting Room Manager for Calcareous Vineyard. I wanted to say thank you for your kind words and taking the time to tell us about your recent experience up here at Calcareous Vineyard. We're thrilled that you had such a great time. Calcareous is a magical place and when you have amazing food, great wine, and live music it definitely elevates the magic. We hope to see you guys up here again soon! All the best, Bryce Basinger
    Written July 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 24, 2023
  • carlotaTravel4fun
    612 contributions
    Beautiful, relaxing afternoon at Calcareous Winery
    Don't be discouraged by the road to this winery. It is worth the trip. It is only about 5 miles out of town, but the road is narrow and winding. We did not have reservations, but we were shown to a table on the patio area overlooking the valley and hills. We were not at all rushed and given tastes of their product by a very knowledgeable young man. You can also order food to compliment your tasting. A very pleasant afternoon.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Richard v
    4 contributions
    If you had to choose one.
    If you had to choose just one winery that perfectly captures the essence of Paso Robles wine country, this is the one. They offer high-quality wines, excellent tasting room service, cuisine par excellence, and an astounding view on a manageable scale. This is not a mega-crowd winery; instead, it's quaint in an "old Paso" way. Five stars for the best wine in the Paso District.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 15, 2023
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Deb H
San Jose, CA72 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The view was beautiful. Our server was just ok. The person serving the wines can make it fun or boring. It was pretty boring. Wines were just ok. The one I loved cost 100. I decided to buy it for my hubby but our server would not waive even one tasting fee! No extra pours really either! Maybe that one good wine I bought I think.
Written August 28, 2021
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Jeremy J
Los Angeles, CA61 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Calcareous is an interesting experience in the sense of each visit is a surprise. I wish it was always a good surprise, but it wasn't. The good: beautiful outdoor tasting/eating experience with a great view, fairly reliable wine quality. Now. The bad. Your reservation gets you a random table assignment that the staff is not really geared up to adjust. Is it bright sunshine and plenty of empty tables but they assigned you to the one with no umbrella? No problem, you are welcome to sit there and burn... Luckily an empowered person walked by and have permission to the hostess to adjust. You then sir there and watch people that came after get greeted and served before your are acknowledged. I admit that this is mostly probably a function of the hostess we had since others seemed to get plenty of service. We did end up buying wine but largely because of what we had before, not what we were shown.

For a lunch stop, their views and searing are great. They have a new chef that is, reportedly, developing a new menu so once that is done it may be a really good experience. For now, it is great views, a BLT, a huge charcuterie and cheese plate but not what it could be.

Advice: better than nothing but if you are looking for food, wait for them to figure out their menu. If you aren't looking for food, try one of the many other tasting experiences, at least till they get the bugs ironed out.
Written October 8, 2021
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SouthernBelles98
Alpharetta, GA810 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
I had a very nice time here. The view truly is beautiful and I loved the outdoor seating with umbrella. I also loved the cheese tray which is offered with the wine tastings (for an extra cost). It made for a full experience. The wine was nice but the tasting felt more commercial than other places I visited, less intimate. Not a bad thing just a different vibe. I enjoyed my visit and would go back.
Written July 14, 2022
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welltraveled17
los angeles22 contributions
Jan 2020
We have thoroughly enjoyed Calcareous wines as members since our first visit years ago. We visited again with our daughter this time. Wee have been sharing our Calcareous wines and stories of the beauty of the winery with her for the 8 years she was living out of state. Needless to say, no disappointments here!!! The personal attention, delicious cheese plate and fun gifts in the shop made for a memorable time.
Written February 4, 2020
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ElvisinLA
Los Angeles104 contributions
Oct 2020
Our first winery of the day, and what a way to start. They have a beautiful outdoor tasting area set up with great views of the vineyards. Very efficient and friendly. Got us checked in and seated quickly then poured us some wonderful wine at a very relaxed pace. Helpful, informative and attentive. Bought some of their excellent wine and would love to go back again.
Written October 27, 2020
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Nathan
Paso Robles, CA2 contributions
Feb 2020
I took my girlfriend here for a romantic day time date .We live local but we hardly do the winery thing on weekends due to the crowds ; but hey it was a 3 day weekend so we charged ahead and called an Uber to take us on a drive up to Lloyd's Lookout. We had a beyond killer lunch that came with wine and chocolate strawberries on Saturday. Erin and Bob Duffy both treated us well and we got to meet the chef who was super nice and her name is Destiny which was cool because so is my girlfriends! I am very impressed and I want to propose to my "Destiny" there . If you havent tasted the wine you are missing out people. Go see this place and eat the food . Epic service and Epic experience this weekend. Thank You
Written February 16, 2020
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FlipperGirl
Los Angeles, CA538 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Just put it on your list. Winding road to get to the top with amazing views and great wines. Wine club offers great deals, too. The lovely grassy area outside was set up with shaded, COVID-distanced tables. The staff very knowledgeable and fun as well. Snacks didn’t disappoint. That’s what I remember- it was the last place of our winery tour so pretty lit by the time we got there, and Calcareous was worthy of being the final destination.
Written December 27, 2020
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Deb
Pasadena, CA4 contributions
Oct 2022
We're members here and try to pickup our shipments in person whenever possible. The grounds are quite lovely, tables and chairs outside where you can enjoy a great view of the valley! This past visit we came midweek and had the whole patio to ourselves to enjoy our tasting and lunch. There were some tastings held inside too due to yellow jackets, but they didn't bother us. Christian is knowledgeable of the wines and was attentive. Weekends are definitely busier but that hasn't affected service.
Written October 7, 2022
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DrMHS
12 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a most enjoyable wine tasting and delicious pizzas perfectly crafted to accompany wine. We sat in the shade of an olive tree and enjoyed the view whilst tasting a superior assortment of wines with excellent commentaries by Bryce who was our server. Fresh air, knowledgeable staff and relaxing atmosphere.
Written October 7, 2020
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help32250
Corona, CA1,866 contributions
Sep 2021
Because of COVID it had been several years since we had visited Calcareous. In fact we hadn't planned to visit it this time but the opportunity opened up and we took it.

Overall, we were favorably pleased. The wines were better. The servers were better. And the winery had little "pressure" on it from the hoards of people we had seen there in past visits.

We thought all of the wines were very good. But the "Moose" wine was exceptional, a red unlike any other. Hard to describe but very good. We bought it.
Written October 1, 2021
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