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Caliza Winery

Caliza Winery

THE WINE

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.

THE LATEST WORD


Wine Spectator Insider: Producer Spotlight, May 29, 2019
Caliza Azimuth Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2016
92 points | $60 | 250 cases made | Red
Offers elegance and personality, with expressive blackberry, licorice and peppered meat flavors that build tension toward refined tannins. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2026.—T.F.

Wine Enthusiast Scores Spring 2019
2017 End of the Day Cuvee: 91 points and Editor's Choice Selection
2016 Azimuth: 94 points
2016 Reserve Syrah: 95 points and Cellar Selection Designation
2016 Grenache: 93 points and Cellar Selection Designation
2016 Primitivo: 91 points
2015 Cohort: 92 points (to be released Fall 2019)

Wine Spectator Insider: January 16, 2019
Caliza Azimuth Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2015
93 points | $60 | 200 cases made | Red
Dynamic and refined, with expressive dried currant, black licorice and
peppered beef flavors that take on power toward well-buffed tannins.
Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2020 through 2026.—T.F.

The Brilliant 2016s from Paso Robles- Jeb Dunnuck
95- 2014 Companion Willow Creek District
92- 2014 Cohort Willow Creek District
94- 2014 Sympatico Willow Creek District
93- 2015 Azimuth Willow Creek District
94- 2015 Syrah Willow Creek District
93- 2016 Grenache Willow Creek District
Caliza’s Carl Bowker continues to make a ripe, powerful style of wine that never comes across as heavy or cumbersome. I loved his 2014s last year, and these latest 2015s are certainly in the same ballpark. These are smoking good wines I’d be thrilled to drink.

Rohl AuthLux blog features Caliza Winery
Caliza Winery – Dedicated to Food, Wine and Happiness

The Garagiste Festival
Get the Dirt from Carl Bowker of Caliza Winery

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THE DIRT

THE LAND

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.

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THE STORY

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.

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THE CLUB

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.

Doce

12 bottles per shipment,
member's selection from current releases.

2 shipments per year, Spring and Fall.

  • 20% discount on all club shipments, online orders, and tasting room purchases.
  • Members can customize the wines included in each shipment.
  • All inclusive wine shipping on all club shipments
  • All inclusive wine shipping on orders of 6 or more bottles throughout the year

Alta

6 bottles per shipment,
specially selected by our winemaker.

2 shipments per year, Spring and Fall.

  • 20% discount on all club shipments, online orders, and tasting room purchases
  • Access to special cuvees and members-only releases
  • Access to members-only events

Vista

4 bottles per shipment,
specially selected by our winemaker

2 shipments per year, Spring and Fall.

  • 15% discount on all club shipments, online orders, and tasting room purchases
  • Access to special cuvees and members-only releases
  • Access to members-only events

THE EXPERIENCE

TASTING ROOM

2570 Anderson Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

We invite you to visit our boutique, family-owned winery, nestled in the rolling hills of the revered Willow Creek District of Paso Robles. Inspired by the Mediterranean countryside, the grounds offer breathtaking views of our estate vineyard and provide the perfect setting for a picnic lunch. Join us for one of many unique experiences, including seated focused tastings, specialized wine and food pairings, and seasonal events. Sip on our estate-grown, organically-farmed wines and discover what makes Caliza one of top destinations in beautiful Paso Robles!

Our tasting room is open Thursday - Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Wednesday by appointment.

Call (805) 237-1480 or email us to schedule your appoint today!

Seated Tasting: Appointment Required
A seated tasting of select wines presented by a wine educator. Flights may highlight library offerings, vertical comparisons or exclusive bottlings.

Private tasting experiences may be designed to include tours, custom wine flights, cheese platters or lunch options. Please inquire for more information.

Food & Wine Pairing: Advanced Appointment Required
A seated tasting of select wines specially paired with small bites crafted and presented by Thomas Hill Organics. Flight options with library wines may be available upon request.

Bar Tasting: Walk-Ins Welcome
A tasting of select current releases at our tasting room bar. Appointments are required for parties of six or more.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019
Dec 6, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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