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REAL Chardonnay Is…

Monterey Grown

The Arroyo Seco in Monterey County is one of world-class Chardonnay’s most desirable addresses. From this perfect location, Jerry Lohr and team have helped define cool-climate Chardonnay from California for fifty years.

Vineyard Driven

Ten different Chardonnay clones (4, 5, 17, 76, 95, 96, 548, 809, Hyde-Wente, and Mt. Eden) are cultivated at J. Lohr – providing Winemaker Kristen Barnhisel a diverse palette of flavors from which to draw when crafting final blends.

Barrel Aged

J. Lohr’s industry-leading barrel program constantly evaluates the cooperages selected for fermentation and aging of our three Chardonnay releases. Meticulous records from decades of sampling and trials inform barrel selections for each vintage.

REAL Chardonnay is where J. Lohr’s perfect location intersects with decades of passionate winemaking expertise.

Lohr Family SEPT 2021


Two generations of sustainable, conscientious winegrowing.

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Sipping Chard in Downtown Monterey Event

Sipping Chardonnay in Downtown Monterrey

Monterey is one of the planet’s best addresses for growing sensational Chardonnay. It’s also a world-class tourist destination, with millions visiting each year. J. Lohr winemaker Kristen Barnhisel is fortunate to call Monterey home – she’s the perfect guide for all the peninsula has to offer.

Kristen shared her suggestions for the perfect weekend itinerary in Monterey during an Instagram Live session on July 28th. Watch the archived video below.

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