J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

The sunny weather of California makes it a great place to plant vineyards and create magnificent wines. You can sample some of those awesome reds and whites right here in the city at J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, an elegant wine center that brings you some of the best wines in the country.

Making history with wine

Lohr Vineyards and Winery is one of the pioneering enterprises that contributed to transforming California into wine-making territory. Their founder, Jerry Lohr planted his first vineyard in 1972 in Monterey County and opened the San Jose Wine Center in 1974. Since then, they have not looked back. They have several awards to their credit including American Winery of the Year (2010) and rank among the top wine growers in the United States.

Friendly wine center   

Housed in a quaint ivy-covered redbrick building, the J. Lohr Wine Center offers up to six complimentary tastings of wines when you walk in for a quick purchase. The staff is warm and friendly as they guide you through your tastings with finesse. For a truly elegant evening, you can choose to reserve a place for a tasting. They offer pairing with chocolates or cheese – showing wine that goes with chocolate or wine that goes with different types of cheese. No matter what you choose, you will come away highly impressed.


Photos by Jim Watkins Photography