J. Lohr Winery

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has gained fame for its wines far and wide. Its operations include over 900 acres of estate vineyards in Monterey County, dedicated to Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, along with another 2,000 acres in Paso Robles that place emphasis on Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varietals. There are also 33 acres in Napa Valley, which highlight Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc.

In the very heart of San Jose, the J. Lohr Winery is located at 1000 Lenzen Avenue

San Jose, California 95126-2739. It features tastings daily between the hours of 10am and 5pm, other than New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, when the facility is closed. There is o appointment needed, and no tasting fees are charged except for special J. Lohr Cuvée Series wines or limited wines. Occasionally, mature vintage wines and pre-releases are poured, depending on availability.

Visitors should note that there are no tours available, nor are there any picnic facilities. However, the J. Lohr San Jose Wine Center is available for small corporate events. Access to the winery is via Highway 880, taking the Alameda Exit south one mile to Lenzen Avenue, and then turning left. Free parking is provided and the site is handicap accessible.

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