Paso Robles

J. Lohr’s Paso Robles
Vineyard Acreage
Grape Varietal Acreage
Cabernet Sauvignon: 1,095
Merlot: 267
Petit Verdot: 100
Petite Sirah: 82
Syrah: 61
Cabernet Franc: 38
Malbec: 15
Grenache Noir: 14
Viognier: 9
Roussanne: 5
Mourvèdre: 3
Grenache Blanc: 2
Total net acreage: 1,691
Vineyard acreage devoted to alleys, trees, wildlife corridors, steep slopes, shops, etc: 421

Total J. Lohr
gross vineyard acreage:

2,112
Estate relationships
with other growers:
190
Total acreage:
2,302

Click on the map above to explore J. Lohr’s vineyards in Paso Robles.

Known for its extreme growing conditions and well-drained, gravelly and sometimes chalky limestone soil, Paso Robles is one of three California appellations producing Bordeaux and Rhône varietals worthy of international acclaim. Akin to the climates of Alexander Valley in Northern California’s Sonoma County and the Rutherford district of Napa Valley, Paso Robles is known for fifty-degree temperature swings between dawn and afternoon. When combined with the area’s scant moisture, the resulting Cabernet fruit is intense and concentrated with forward fruit aromas and flavors - similar to its northern counterparts, but with riper and softer tannins. At J. Lohr, we’ve captured the promise of these vineyards since first discovering them over 25 years ago, and strive to always highlight the attractive, fresh aromas and mouth-filling flavors of wines from this region.

As we farm 2,100 gross acres of vineyards in this area that is so ideal for growing Bordeaux and Rhône grapes, nearly all of the red varietals and blends in our signature portfolio come from Paso Robles. Our popular J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon has become almost synonymous with the rich cherry and black currant flavors of the region, while in this climate our J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot shows off lavish yet nuanced plum and blueberry pie flavors. Our J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah thrives similarly amidst these challenging conditions.

We produce our J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon shows off lavish yet nuanced plum anfrom grapes grown on the high, sunny slopes and hills among our Paso Robles holdings, while Tower Road Petite Sirah comes from small vineyard enclaves of the Estrella and San Miguel Districts. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah hold premier rank in Paso Robles, and these two wines are consistently produced from the highest caliber of fruit, showing deep berry flavors.

Seizing the benefits of the challenging climatic conditions once more, the J. Lohr Cuvée Series is a magnificent trio of Bordeaux-style blends reflecting the artistic expression of Bordelais winemaking from the districts of St. Emilion, Pauillac and Pomerol - yet with a unique California accent. Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes for these wines are harvested from our gravelly and well-drained soils, and demonstrate a passionate sense of adventure and determined evolution, both in the vineyard and cellar.