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J. Lohr Winery

6169 Airport Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-8900

Tasting:   Open 10-5 Daily
Tasting is complimentary
10% discount on 6-11 bottles, 15% on case purchase
  All Solar Winery
Price Range:   $8 to $58 per bottle
Established:   1974
Vineyards:   2933 acres!
  800,000 to 1 million cases

J. Lohr Winery Description

As you drive out beyond the airport and past the horse ranches you come to a flat, extensive, expanse of vineyards. On the west side of the road is the entrance to one of the county’s largest wine producers.
Starting over 30 years ago, a former civil engineer and Rhodes Scholar decided to plant a vineyard and start a winery. His South Dakota farm boy roots, along with extensive research, helped him choose the right land and climate to grow wine grapes. Today Jerry Lohr produces close to a million cases of wine. In the Paso area he grows and produces his flagship Cabernet Sauvignon and other red wine varietals. Further north in Monterey County, his cooler climate Arroyo Seco vineyard produces Chardonnay, Riesling, and Valdiguie. In Napa Valley his boutique 33 acre vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Verdot.

J. Lohr's Carol's Cabernet helps fund free mammograms

On weekends they will pour, for a small fee, their three limited release Cuvee wines which are traditional Bordeaux blends with similar  blending proportions of wines from the Grand Cru Chateaux’s in Pauillac, St. Emilion and Pomerol.
The country-style tasting center in Paso Robles (there is also one in San Jose) is right off the road and sits in front of the gigantic processing winery. The hand carved door greets visitors as they enter the large tasting room shared with the winery’s business offices. The gift area has logo clothes, picnic baskets, and lots of wine stacked around, including large format bottles. Outside is a covered veranda overlooking the vineyard with tables and chairs for visitors. A stained concrete floor with oriental rugs adds warmth to the space. 

J. Lohr Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
"Green" Technology
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J. Lohr Winery Reviews

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Great vineyard experience
pvcnova, Chicago
Lohr might be a huge operation, but it's really a great experience. The tasting room is very inviting and homey. The staff was very personable and passionate. The wines were very tasty. I liked how they use grapes from all over California -- it was kind of a "taste of the state" experience. We ordered several bottles of different varietals. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the Paso Robles area.

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A good place to visit
ansmom, San diego
A bit of a drive but worth it. The staff was helpful and pleasant and they helped carry my purchases to my car. The selection was great-I like they have wines available in stores as well winery only selections. I purchased some of each. I would recommend this tasting room.

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Will Return
Why-no, SLO
Fun experience... staff handled crowds professionally. Wines great, as expected. Older vintages, as well as varietals not found in circulation, are available. I picked up some Zinfandel... The tasting room is a little off the main highway but worth the trip. All of their red wines are produced at this facility which.... drum roll please... just recently went completely solar. I'll be back. Keep up the good work Mr. Lohr!

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Nice Visit
Kevino, Houston
Had a great visit - a little out of the way but worth it and very friendly staff - we bought the Old Vine Zinfandel - nice taste and lack of availability outside Ca makes a nice inexpensive different from the crowd bottle to taste....

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A ways out but has good wines
adamjf12, San Diego
They have several wine labels they produce so they have wines at every price category, many of them award winning. You will most likely find a wine you like, and it is hard to choose which ones to taste. I recommend Arroyo Vista Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon.

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