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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

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Address: 1000 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
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+1 408-288-5057
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Our urban winery, located in the heart of San Jose, is owned and operated...

Our urban winery, located in the heart of San Jose, is owned and operated by the Lohr family. Our sustainably-farmed, estate-grown wines capture the vibrant flavors of California’s Central Coast. We invite you to experience our friendly hospitality and meet our knowledgeable staff. We offer complimentary tastings daily for both the novice wine fan as well as the avid enthusiast.

(Closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

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Hidden Gem

Friendly, knowlegeable people. A diverse group of tasty wines to try. Their Napa wines were far more drinkable than normal Napa wines. Their Central Coast wines are diverse and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Friendly, knowlegeable people. A diverse group of tasty wines to try. Their Napa wines were far more drinkable than normal Napa wines. Their Central Coast wines are diverse and very good. All hidden in the midst of San Jose (many locals don not even know it's there!). Lovely retail area, too.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Free wine tasting, very good wines. Nice friendly atmosphere. On Fridays, they do private cheese and wine tasting party, very fun!

Thank Lucyan
Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the second time I have visited this Winery on an unlikely avenue in San Jose, CA The staff are personable and knowledgeable. My friend wanted a gift basket but the formal ones do not get made until the holidays, so we chose some wines to be shipped. We sipped learned, filled out forms and shipped! Done! An email... More 

Thank Fran G
Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited J. Lohr after seeing pretty high reviews online, and we were NOT disappointed! All of the staff members welcomed us in and were extremely friendly. Rick poured wine for us during our free tasting. He was so much fun and easy to talk to, and had plenty of wine knowledge to share as well. There wasn't a single... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Drove thru the upbeat downtown to reach this tasting room. Very nice part of town. Nice folks. Enjoyed the free wine tasting and bought a bottle of their blended wines. Very nice.

Thank Cooltreats
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wow! I did not expect to find a such a great winery so close to downtown San Jose. I've had J Lohr wines before and have enjoyed them. Now, after visiting this location for a tasting, talking about wines and the history of the vineyards, I have so much more appreciation and respect for J Lohr wines. If you like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One of the only free, and always one of the best, as in enjoyable, tastings! It's a don't miss for us when we are out here.

Thank JonnWinterWilson
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You could easily miss this small winery so near the SAP Center. It is tucked away, just off of The Alameda and has been around 40+ years. They offer free tastings daily until around 5PM. My wife and I prefer reds, but they offer some nice white varietals. They have some wine and cheese pairings on Fridays, make sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I walked from the Hilton San Jose to J Lohr and it was worth the 30 minute walk! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable, the tasting was free and the wine was very reasonably priced to send home all the way to Florida. Great way to spend an afternoon. The walk was easy and felt safe for a single... More 

Thank Suzanne A
Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Arlene was fabulous and made the trip well worth it. Definitely recommend a visit. We highly recommend the weekends to sample the Bordeaux wines. Thank you J. Lohr.

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