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.
Whether your wine of choice is Riesling or Syrah, Village California Bistro & Wine Bar in San Jose offers a terrific menu to please any oenophile.
A fine selection of domestic and imported wines is also available.
Wifi is on the house at Village California Bistro & Wine Bar, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Village California Bistro & Wine Bar's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Your pooch is also welcome at the bar.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
No need to dress to the nines here — Village California Bistro & Wine Bar's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this bar.
At Village California Bistro & Wine Bar, drivers can score parking on the street or in a garage, as well as through a valet service.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Village California Bistro & Wine Bar.
A mid-priced establishment, Village California Bistro & Wine Bar offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Village California Bistro & Wine Bar provides service throughout the day.
From sweet to savory wines, you can be sure Village California Bistro & Wine Bar has it all.
Oenophiles rejoice! Vino Vino offers an amazing wine list and great ambience for sipping the night away.
At Vino Vino, you can catch the game and a bottle of exquisite wine.
Warm weather brings out Vino Vino's highly coveted patio seating.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Vino Vino's complimentary wifi.
Dogs are welcome at Vino Vino, so feel free to bring Fido along.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Vino Vino, so plan accordingly.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Vino Vino, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Vino Vino.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Vino Vino s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
So when you need to kick back and relax after a long work week, make your way to Vino Vino and sip away on a refreshing glass of wine.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Vino Vino, and they're waiting to serve you!
Vino Vino serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Grab a seat and dig in! Olive Garden Italian Restaurant offers tasty eats in San Jose.
Healthy and gluten-free eaters will embrace the food choices at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Olive Garden Italian Restaurant is come-as-you-are.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Drive to Olive Garden Italian Restaurant and find parking in the area.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.
At Wine Affairs, you can browse through a detailed wine list and discover your new favorite wine.
Sauvignon Blanc meets sports at this bar, where TVs in the bar area broadcast popular games, and a nice selection of wine is also served.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Wine Affairs as well.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the bar gets busy.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Wine Affairs, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Diners at Wine Affairs will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
Bike parking is also available outside the bar.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Wine Affairs, so plan your budget accordingly.
Make your way over to Wine Affairs and enjoy a delicious and refreshing glass of red or white wine.
Coterie Cellars believes part of wine's beauty is tasting the fruits of a tiny parcel of land captured at a certain moment. To that end, they aim to interfere as little as possible in the grape-to-bottle process. In their California vineyards, they harvest and sort clusters by hand and ferment their wines in small batches—red wine in small lots, white wine in individual barrels. They punch the grapes down by hand, using gravity to move wine through the system with as little fining and filtering as possible. The result: bottles of wine named for the vineyards where all of the grapes are grown.