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We’re celebrating forty years of Arroy Seco AVA status.

Join the winegrowers of the Arroy Seco on August 12th

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Arroyo Seco AVA Fast Facts:

  • Climate: Region I – very cool (UC Davis degree days)
  • Soils: primarily sandy loams and alluvium with river stones
  • AVA Acreage: 18,240
  • First commercial grape plantings in Monterey’s Arroyo Seco occurred in 1961
  • Jerry Lohr planted his first vineyards in what was to become the Arroyo Seco AVA in 1972
  • Today, J. Lohr sustainably farms more than 1,400 vineyard acres in the Arroyo Seco AVA
  • Jerry Lohr and his team were instrumental in detailing the unique characteristics and boundaries that qualified the Arroyo Seco as an officially recognized American Viticultural Area
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