Caliza is a small, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located in the coveted Willow Creek district of Paso Robles, California. Our focus is on crafting wines from varietals common to the Rhône Valley of France - Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier, among others. But like many winemakers in Paso Robles, we like to throw a surprise or two in the mix. Our wines reflect what we feel are an excellent example of what the region has to offer – bold, yet elegant wines that drink well today and well into the future.
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Caliza is Spanish for "limestone", which is an important component of Caliza's vineyard. The 20-acre vineyard is predominantly comprised of hillsides with south-facing slopes. This orientation is preferable due to the maximum sun exposure for the vines. The lower vineyard blocks are at 900 feet above sea level and range up to 1200 feet at the highest blocks. Being located within the Templeton Gap area, the vineyard faces significant swings in day and night temperatures with as much as 40 degree variations. This allows the fruit to hold onto its acidity as long as possible during the long, warm growing season.MORE...
Carl Bowker, a relative newcomer to the world of winemaking, has followed a long yet steady path towards his goal of producing special wines. Born and raised in Hawaii, Carl began his farming experience while tagging along with his father, an irrigation specialist to the local farms. This early introduction left a lasting impression and true appreciation for soils and the farming life. Little did he realize that this childhood curiosity would lead him to the special soils of Paso Robles, California.MORE...
Joining Caliza’s Wine Club is the best way to ensure you have access to our limited production and member-exclusive wines, as well as enjoying a number of benefits.
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Our tasting room and vineyard is conveniently located on the west side of Paso Robles, just 5 minutes from Highway 101 off Highway 46 West. Come visit and enjoy great wine and great hospitality in a beautiful location. Bring lunch and enjoy it in the picnic area adjacent to the tasting room with views of the vineyard.
2570 Anderson Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: Friday - Sunday, 11am - 4:30pm
Other days and times are available by appointment.
We also offer focused tastings of specific wines that may not be on our regular tasting menu.
To make an appointment or to arrange a focused tasting, please call 805-237-1480 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org