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J. Lohr Cuvée Pau Chairman’s Trophy Finalist at Ultimate Wine Challenge

This spring we entered the inaugural Ultimate Wine Challenge, held in New York, June 7-11, 2010. All wines were evaluated by a select group of judges under the most ideal tasting conditions. Wines were poured into numbered glasses in a separate room, served blind in small flights based upon wine type, origin, varietal and price, and evaluated and scored by panels using a unique variation of the 100-point scale. We are happy to report that our J. Lohr Cuvée Pau 2006 was considered a finalist for Chairman’s Trophy designation, the highest ranking award in the category, and scored 94 points. Please visit our online store to order a bottle of award-winning J. Lohr Cuvée Pau 2006.

Cypress Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc among the “Best of the Best”

We are happy to announce that our 2009 Cypress Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc as ranked among the “Best of the Best” at the 2010 California State Fair! It took home the awards for “Best Sauvignon Blanc” and “Best of Show White Wine” (Gold, 95 points)!

For more information on our Cypress Vineyards wines please visit the wines section of our Website.

J. Lohr takes top honors at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

On June 19th, at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines was awarded 7 Gold Medals, including 4 Best of Class distinctions. We are always proud of our wines and the awards we win with them, but this showing was beyond our hopes. With over 3400 wines entered, it’s one of the top competitions in the country, and we are honored to have been so well recognized. Here’s a list of the wines that won:

Best of Class, Gold Medal

  • 2008 J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco
  • 2009 J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguié, Monterey
  • 2007 J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah, Paso Robles
  • 2007 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot, Paso Robles

Gold Medal

  • 2007 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • 2007 J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
  • 2006 J. Lohr Cuvée St. E, Paso Robles

Jerry Lohr Awarded Professional Excellence In Oenology From New York Institute Of Technology

On April 30, wine industry pioneer and J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Founder and President Jerry Lohr was honored by the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) with its Professional Excellence in Oenology award. The award was presented by NYIT President Edward Guiliano and Richard Elia of Quarterly Review of Wines at the NYIT’s Gold Coast Classic Professional Excellence Awards. The event was a fundraiser held at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City in support of student scholarships and educational programs at NYIT.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award for J. Lohr’s excellence in winemaking, and I am proud that this recognition comes within the context of supporting academic advancement,” said Jerry Lohr. “This award is also an acknowledgement of the hard work of many people, individuals like our longtime winemaker Jeff Meier, and the numerous dedicated staff I’ve been fortunate to work alongside in our vineyards and wineries over the past four decades.”

J. Lohr earns the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing distinction

We recently became one of the first wineries in California to earn the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing distinction from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

J. Lohr's San Jose Wine Center featured on NBC's Bay's Best

J. Lohr's San Jose Wine Center was recently featured on NBC's Bay's Best! Remember - there are no tasting fees at our wine centers except for Cuvée Series wines - so stop in soon!

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® to commemorate Carol Lohr's legacy of caring and generosity. Please join us in our effort to provide 500 mammograms to women in need.

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