J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines » Profile
Founded more than three decades ago by Jerry Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of internationally recognized, award-winning wines from estate vineyards. Bring a picnic lunch, sit on our patio and enjoy the vineyard views. Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6169 Airport Road (3.4 miles north of Highway 46 East), Paso Robles, CA 93446. 805.239.8900. www.jlohr.com
More than three decades ago, Jerry Lohr became one of a handful of early pioneers to explore the potential for premium winegrowing on California's Central Coast. In the late 1960s, he began searching for the ideal location to plant a vineyard. Raised on a farm, Jerry understood the importance of climate, soil quality and location. His instincts led him to the Central Coast, a unique region with one of California's longest growing seasons. Selecting Monterey County's Arroyo Seco appellation for his original vineyard, Jerry planted his first 280 acres of grapes beginning in 1972. Ideally suited for cool-climate winegrowing, these vineyards have become an acclaimed source for outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, ValdiguiÃ© and Pinot Noir.
Taking a lesson from the winegrowing regions of Burgundy and Bordeaux, Jerry understood that great Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon could not be grown side-by-side. With this in mind, he began planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other red varietals in the Paso Robles region in 1988. Today J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 900 acres of vineyards in Monterey County, 2,000 acres in Paso Robles, and 33 acres in Napa Valley.
From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr crafts wines highlighting bold, concentrated flavors and a vibrant sense of place. The winery offers three tiers of award-winning wines produced from estate grapes - J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvee Series. In addition, J. Lohr offers a delicious array of flavorful wines under the Cypress Vineyards, ARIEL (non-alcoholic) and Painter Bridge labels.
The Paso Robles Wine Center and the original San Jose Wine Center (1000 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA) are open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6169 Airport Road
Paso Robles, 93446
Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Red Rhône Blend