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“Wonderful view and beautiful winery”

Calcareous Vineyard
Ranked #6 of 164 things to do in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Paso Robles, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful view and beautiful winery”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Don't say as much for the wine, but it's a great destination and I would go often with visitors and others.

Visited December 2011
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Saratoga, California
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146 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Best view from a winery and great lunch spot”
Reviewed 10 October 2011

The wines are okay, but the location and family story is great. Gorgeous place to eat lunch overlooking the valley.

Visited August 2011
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Cambria, California
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184 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Calcareous - Great Wine & The Best View In Paso Robles”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

The drive to Calcareous will have you wondering if you've taken a wrong turn, but have faith, it is out there, on a mountain top, with jaw dropping views of the Paso Robles area.

I'm a wine club member of Calcareous and try to visit about once a month. I love the wines, but to be honest the thing I enjoy most is the view from their lawn/patio area. I recommend that you bring a lunch or buy one from them and try to get one of the tables at the edge of the lawn. There you can sip some wine, enjoy a snack and absorb the tranquility that the place offers.

That’s one of the unique features of this winery - you can buy a very nice lunch to take outside, where you can enjoy the food, the wine and the outstanding views. In addition to tasting, you can buy wine by the glass or have them open a bottle for you.

There’s also a bocce ball area if you want to try your hand at that.

Membership has its privileges. You can taste for free and get a 15% discount on wines. The club pickup parties offer music and food and are well attended. We always make new friends. They also offer special events for members, such as a vineyard tour, or the blending party we just attended last weekend (my team’s wine won!). As a club member you feel like part of the family.

There are two lines of wine available: the Calcareous label is the higher end, and Twisted Sisters is the budget line. I enjoy all of them, but I especially find the Twisted Sisters brand an outstanding bargain and really love the zinfandels. Twisted Sisters has it’s own club and we belong to that one too. Both operate out of the same wine tasting room. They also have some great syrahs and a good cabernet sauvignon. My wife enjoys the whites.

There are lots of great wineries in the Paso Robles area to enjoy. Make sure you check this one out. Next time you’re in the Paso Robles wine region, get out your GPS, plug in Calcareous and plan to spend some time enjoying fine wines and a million dollar view.

Rick Smith
http://HowToSellYourVideos.com

Visited August 2011
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Rancho Mirage, Ca
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous view and a great place for a picnic”
Reviewed 27 August 2011

50-mile panoramic view from their hilltop tasting room and picnic area. Excellent wines. Fee for tasting. Waived with purchase

Visited September 2010
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Carolinas
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 20 June 2011

View is stunning from the tasting room, wines are fabulous, staff is welcoming, picnic area is beautiful. What more do you need? We continue to buy bottles back home at Total Wine.

Visited May 2011
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