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  • Jerry Lohr Honored As An "American Wine Legend”

    Jerry Lohr Becomes the Third Person in the History of the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards to be Honored as an “American Wine Legend”

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    San Jose, Calif. – Novem­ber 10, 2016 Wine Enthu­si­ast Mag­a­zine today announced that it will be hon­or­ing indus­try vision­ary and Cen­tral Coast wine pio­neer Jer­ry Lohr as its Amer­i­can Wine Leg­end” at the upcom­ing 17th annu­al Wine Star Awards. Lohr will be hon­ored in Wine Enthusiast’s spe­cial Best of Year” issue, and at a black-tie gala in Mia­mi on Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 30, 2017. While the Wine Star Awards cer­e­mo­ny is an annu­al event, the Amer­i­can Wine Leg­end hon­or has only been award­ed three times since 2000. As the founder of J. Lohr Vine­yards & Wines, Lohr is wide­ly rec­og­nized for help­ing to bring the wines of Paso Rob­les and Mon­terey Coun­ty to glob­al promi­nence. A past chair of Wine Insti­tute and the founder of sev­er­al lead­ing trade and research orga­ni­za­tions, he is also a tire­less wine indus­try advo­cate who has played an inte­gral role in advanc­ing the Amer­i­can wine indus­try. In recog­ni­tion of his accom­plish­ments, Lohr is being hon­ored by Wine Enthu­si­ast for his ener­gy, courage, ground­break­ing vision and busi­ness acu­men,” and his invalu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the industry.”

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