PRLog - Aug. 9, 2011 - PASO ROBLES, Calif. -- PASO ROBLES, CALIF.--On July 18, more than 250 members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance were treated to artisan cheeses, gourmet grill station, bruschetta bar and sweet station catered by Catering Unlimited at the Alliance's annual membership meeting at Windfall Farms. During the evening, Jerry Lohr, president and owner of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, received the California Association of Wine Grapegrowers Lifetime Achievement award from San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisor Franck Mecham.
Jerry Lohr receives award at Windfall Farms
Lohr established himself as a Monterey County wine pioneer in 1972 when he planted vineyards in the Arroyo Seco area at a time when the area was not yet recognized as a world-class wine growing region. Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines produces grapes on 3,700 acres in the Central Coast and Napa Valley.
Phillip James, founder of Lot 18, was keynote speaker at the event. He spoke about new retail wine selling channels to reach consumers and new technologies.
Guests were seated in the expansive brick wings of the Stallion Barn at Windfall Farms and then mingled in the renovated Stallion Barn reception area while enjoying the pastoral views and thoroughbreds along with live music of Rewined. Windfall Farms is an exclusive equestrian and agrarian community that is a frequent host to charity functions, wine tastings, business events and corporate retreats throughout the year.
For more information about the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, go to www.pasowine.com. For information about events at Windfall Farms, contact Meegan Huff at 805- 239-0711, email@example.com
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About Windfall Farms
Windfall Farms, with its 720-acre of rolling hills and agricultural land just outside of Paso Robles, is owned by Limoneira Company (NASDAQ: LMNR), a leading agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights throughout California. The property, which currently offers 10-acre or more homesites, includes a stallion barn, paved roads, water wells, irrigation piping, stables, the main residence and a world-class racetrack. Its foaling barn was the site of 16 foal births this spring. For information, go to www.windfallfarms.net.