March is National Women’s History Month, what better time to celebrate the remarkable achievements of J. Lohr female team members with a special wine tasting event!
Daughter of wine industry pioneer Jerry Lohr, Cynthia Lohr spent much of her youth in the vineyards and at the wineries. As an adult, she chose her own path working with a who’s who of leading internet and technology companies. In 2002, Cynthia joined the family business. Today, she’s co-owner and the winery’s Chief Brand Officer.
Winemaker Kirsten Barnshisel, brings 20 years of viticulture and enology experience spanning three continents to her role as winemaker for J. Lohr’s white wines. Kristen followed her family’s deep winemaking roots and is known for her gifted palate and technical skills. She presides over J. Lohr’s winery in Monterey County.
J. Lohr: American Winery of the Year
“J. Lohr has been a continual force in the California wine industry for nearly four decades, passionately championing the Central Coast winegrowing regions of Paso Roble and Monterey County, and offering great leadership within the wine industry. In addition, the people at J. Lohr have dedicated themselves to producing high-quality wines, while making significant contributions in the areas of sustainability, education and social responsibility. We are thrilled to acknowledge them as our 2010 American Winery of the Year.” – Wine Enthusiast
Legendary Winegrower, Jerry Lohr
In the early 1970s, Jerry Lohr first planted grapes in Monterey’s Arroyo Seco district. In the 1980s, he saw potential for great Cabernet Sauvignon in the Paso Robles region and began vineyards there. For more than four decades, Jerry Lohr has been synonymous with pioneering innovation on the Central Coast. Let’s celebrate Jerry’s 80th birthday with a remarkable tasting event featuring his amazing wines. Learn more.