Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for an Estate Series wine and chocolate tasting for four people and $20 toward a bottle of wine (a $60 value)
- $55 for a Vineyards Series wine and chocolate tasting for four people and $40 toward a bottle of wine (a $100 value)
- Tastings are available by appointment, generally from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 2-6 p.m. on some weekends.
Each tasting includes four J. Lohr wines paired with complementary Lindt chocolates. The Vineyards Series tasting features the Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon, South Ridge Syrah, Fog's Reach Pinot Noir, and October Night Chardonnay. The Estate Series tasting showcases the Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir, South Ridge Syrah, and Bay Mist White Riesling.
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
In 1972, California's central coast was not the winemaking capitol that it is today. But Jerry Lohr trusted his agricultural instinct—developed in his youth on a South Dakota farm—that the region's soil and climate were ideal for his proposed vineyard. Though the venture seemed like a gamble at the time, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines prospered, selling a half-million cases of wine before the turn of the millennium. Today, more than 900 acres of estate vineyards in Monterey County house grapes for the winery's Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, while 2,000 acres of grapes in Paso Robles look forward to futures as Merlot, Cabernet, or stains on someone's carpet.