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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

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Address: 1000 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone Number:
+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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Quick into to wine

My friend from Tucson had never done the wine tasting bit, and as it was her last day in town, we just walked in at about 1pm. The gentleman greeted us warmly and started opening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
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Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I called in on Friday to ask J. Lohr if they served any food with their wines since a group of friends and I were planning on visiting the next day after a pilates class (as in- we will be hungry). The kind gal who picked up the phone (wish I got her name!) was really nice and explained that... More 

Thank Wander L
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend from Tucson had never done the wine tasting bit, and as it was her last day in town, we just walked in at about 1pm. The gentleman greeted us warmly and started opening bottles for us to try. He was knowledgeable and patient with all our questions on wine/food pairings and such, and there was zero pressure on... More 

Thank rmromandia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This local winery has a lovely tasting room right here in San Jose. No need to travel to wine country for a nice visit made even more enjoyable by the complimentary tastings. Their wines were all "very nice" and all were a good value. We joined the club and took home a few bottles of their Cabernet Sauvignon.

Thank John C
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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.

1 Thank vintner25
San Francisco, California
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Lucyan
Mountain View, California
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 6 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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 

1 Thank TicoW12
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

1 Thank Cooltreats
New Hampshire
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 19 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 

1 Thank coldinNH603
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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

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