Jerry Lohr and J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Jerry Lohr is a man of many talents: civil engineer, land developer, builder, winemaker, and philanthropist. He was among one of the first to realize the untapped potential of the Paso Robles area for growing quality grapes. His winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has a strong reputation for producing quality wines at an affordable price. An ardent supporter of sustainable vineyard and winery practices, Lohr has also instituted an employee stock ownership plan for his company’s workers. For those employees’s participating in the program, he has added the title “co-owner” to their business cards.


Lohr is also a member of the Board of Visitors and Fellows. He is active in the design, planning, and fundraising for the campus winery campaign. He has also supported various research projects the department has embarked on as well as providing financial support to students. Lohr’s support of the department goes far beyond financial support, for he gives richly of his time and talents.