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  • Innovation + Quality 2017 Names Innovator of the Year: Jerry Lohr

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    Napa, CA – Jan­u­ary 17, 2017 – In hon­or of a life­time spent pro­mot­ing bet­ter under­stand­ing of wine­mak­ing and grape grow­ing, the Wine Busi­ness Month­ly edi­to­r­i­al team and the Inno­va­tion + Qual­i­ty 2017 Advi­so­ry Board have named Jer­ry Lohr, founder and pro­pri­etor of J. Lohr Vine­yards & Wines, the Inno­va­tor of the Year. Lohr will be hon­ored at IQ 2017, the lead­ing forum for ultra-pre­mi­um winer­ies that focus­es on cut­ting-edge inno­va­tions that advance wine quality.

    The Inno­va­tor of the Year Award is pre­sent­ed at an awards cer­e­mo­ny each year to some­one who has a life­time of inno­va­tion in his/​her body of work, has fos­tered inno­va­tion among oth­er wine­mak­ers and orga­ni­za­tions and has made a pos­i­tive impact on the wine indus­try through his/​her con­tri­bu­tions. Mem­bers of the IQ Advi­so­ry Board vot­ed for the recip­i­ent from nom­i­nees sub­mit­ted by the Wine Busi­ness Month­ly edi­to­r­i­al staff. The first Inno­va­tor of the Year Award in 2015 was giv­en to Peter Mon­davi Sr. and Clark Smith received the award in 2016.

    We are thrilled to be hon­or­ing Jer­ry Lohr with the Inno­va­tor of the Year Award at IQ this month. It is so very well deserved. Jerry’s ded­i­ca­tion to shared knowl­edge goes far beyond his own J. Lohr Vine­yards & Wines and the Paso Rob­les and Mon­terey Coun­ty regions he helped pio­neer,” said Cyril Penn, edi­tor, Wine Busi­ness Month­ly. Jer­ry has long been an indus­try leader in orga­niz­ing, fund­ing and facil­i­tat­ing research.”

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