Calcareous Vineyard

Calcareous Vineyard, Paso Robles: Hours, Address, Calcareous Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
Come visit Calcareous' tasting room, perched atop the hills of Paso Robles above the expansive Salinas Valley with a view that takes your breath away. A journey to "Lloyd's Lookout" will offer you award winning wines, spectacular views and beautifully landscaped outdoor picnic grounds. This site was designed specifically for visitors wanting to escape the routines of their daily lives and relish in an extraordinary wine-tasting experience. In this spirit we offer private winery tours by appointment and wine and food pairings featuring local organic fare. Pairings are available from 12 - 3pm each Saturday and Sunday. Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays June through September. When we have live music and our pizza pairing menu available for purchase from 5pm-8pm.
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Jeremy J
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
Could be better than it was
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 8 October 2021
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help32250
Corona, CA1,824 contributions
Good to visit there again
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 1 October 2021
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Myra
San Jose, CA1 contribution
Do Yourself a Favor and Visit Calcareous
Sep 2021
Calcareous is gorgeous. Not a bad table in the house. We loved the wine so much we ended up joining :). Mandy was our host and she was fantastic. Super friendly, real, and just overall fabulous. She provided information on the wines but didn't go overboard. She also had some great recommendations in Paso. Can't wait to come back!
Written 14 September 2021
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ifugono1canfollow
San Jose, CA69 contributions
Ok
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 28 August 2021
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ScottsdaleDave
Phoenix, AZ84 contributions
Great wine with a great view
Jul 2021
Calcareous was fabulous. The view is beautiful, the wines are great and their service is top-notch. "The Moose" wine was our favorite
Written 26 July 2021
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keith h
Oak Beach, NY216 contributions
one of my favorite wine tasting experiences
Apr 2021
so much fun.. really great atmosphere .. the wines were so good..totally loved the whole thing .. and the best part was Carly... our host/server.. she was great,, also the wines were well priced and really good
Written 5 April 2021
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Jerri
Pismo Beach, CA1 contribution
Wonderful Service
Feb 2021 • Friends
We had a great wine tasting hosted by Dimitri. He is knowledgeable and very helpful. The wine is delicious, pizza was delicious and cheese plate was beautiful. I'd definitely come back.
Written 1 March 2021
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FlipperGirl
Los Angeles, CA533 contributions
Delicious wines and view
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 27 December 2020
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ElvisinLA
Los Angeles104 contributions
Lovely winery to visit while in Paso
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 27 October 2020
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10sChick
Portland, OR276 contributions
The Shining Star Of Our Paso Wine Tasting Day!
Oct 2020
This experience at Calcareous was by far the best of the wine tasting we did on our trip. We were wowed by the incredible views as soon as we arrived. The patio is charming and perched atop a garden lawn backyard of the estate. It's a casual yet classy retreat that invites you in immediately to sample their delicious wines. The sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable and willing to visit and share as much as you cared to learn. The wine prices per bottle varied widely as you'd expect, but we were able to get a couple of excellent wines in the $50-60 range. When wine tasting in Paso, I rank this winery as "must do".
Written 26 October 2020
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