Did you know that there is more than just Napa Valley in California producing wine? Some interesting wine regions are Paso Robles and Arroyo Seco. One of the wineries producing wines in these, and other regions in California is J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines. They will be having a tasting at Seasons in the Park on August 14. Jerry Lohr started investigating vine planted in California in the late 1960s and planted his first vines in Arroyo Seco in 1972-73.
Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 900 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in Monterey County, with an emphasis on Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, 2,000 acres in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varietals, and 33 acres in Napa Valley, highlighting Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc.
Here are the wines you would be tasting and the announcement by Seasons in the Park:
Three decades ago, the California Central Coast had yet to emerge as one of North America’s world-class winegrowing regions. One of an early handful of pioneers, Jerry Lohr was among the first to realize the vast, untapped potential of this now-acclaimed region with the establishment of J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines. Join us in discovering the wines from three renowned winegrowing regions – Paso Robles, Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands & St. Helena.
Canapés will be specially prepared
by the talented culinary team at Seasons In The Park, to accompany and complement the select wines.
$25 per person
Not including taxes & gratuity
For tickets and more information
please contact Seasons In The Park
Day 2 is over for me at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. I spent a portion of my time finishing off some Chilean wineries (and interviewing a few wine makers) but the majority of the time was trying the other wineries’ wines at the Festival. If you are attending tomorrow’s tasting, here are some wines that you may want to try. Tasting notes will follow after the Festival is over.
Bodega Catena Zapata Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Argentina
Amalaya Gran Corta 2010, Argentina
Finca Flichman Expresiones Malbec / Cabenet Sauvignon 2009, Argentina
O. Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec 2008, Argentina
Las Perdices Reserva Bonarda 2008, Argentina (I really like this wine. Try it if you can!)
El Porvenir de Los Andes Laborum Torrontes 2011, Argentina
El Porvenir de Los Andes Laborum Malbec 2011, Argentina
Delas Freres Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette 2009, France
Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-pape Cuvee Barberini 2005, France
Damilano Nebbiolo d’Alba 2009, Italy
Damilano Barolo “Lecinquevigne” DOCG 2006, Italy
Quinta dos Roques Quinta do Correio red wine 2009, Portugal (very interesting indigenous grapes used)
Quinta dos Roques Red 2009, Portugal
Quinta dos Roques Reserva 2007, Portugal
Lammershoek Winery Pinotage 2007, South Africa
J. Lohr Vineyards Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, California
Trefethen Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, California
Zaca Mesa Winery Syrah 2009, California
Iber Wine, Casa Jus Antiguos Vinedos Tempranillo 2006, Spain
Domecq Bodegas Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2003, Spain
Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
There are many more wines and wineries that I did not have a chance to try. Australia, Canada, and New Zealand were not able to get my attention, but there are many good wines from there too. I hope you enjoy some of my latest wine picks!
There are also a few more Chilean wines for the list that I tried today: