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Family-owned since 1974. For two generations, the Lohr family and their winegrowing team have been leaders on California’s Central Coast. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines farms approximately 2,300 acres of estate vineyards in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and other red varietals, and 35 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc in the St. Helena appellation of Napa Valley. Additionally, J. Lohr also farms over 1,300 acres of cool-climate vineyards in Monterey county. From this expansive palette of fruit, Jerry and his team have created four tiers of wines to emphasize the rich, flavorful diversity of J. Lohr’s estate vineyards – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series, J. Lohr Gesture and J. Lohr Cuvee Series. Crafted to highlight bold, concentrated flavors, while also reflecting a vibrant sense of place, each of these tiers offers a unique expression of J. Lohr winemaking.

The Lake County Winery Association promotes the Lake County wine region as producers of premium, high-elevation wines and as a relaxing travel destination. Lake County is located along the spine of the Mayacamas Mountains, where elevations range from 1,300 feet to well over 3,000feet.  This tranquil area has deep roots in viticulture and wine making. With its first vineyards planted in the 1870s, Lake County quickly began producing internationally recognized wines by 1900. Today, Lake County has over 8,400 acres producing fruit for wine. Lake County also is gaining its notoriety for the quality of the wine at a friendly price point. As the wine industry continues to grow, Lake County Winery Association has created six sub-appellations to distinguish the unique growing regions within this area. Each sub-appellation has its own unique terroir and sense of place, producing grapes and wines of compelling quality and character. 

White Claw Hard Seltzer is made using a perfect blend of seltzer water, gluten- free alcohol, and a hint of fruit. With three different variety packs from the flavor collection, anyone can find their favorite flavor to sip on. At only 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and 5% alcohol, the crisp and natural taste from any of the 11 different will leave you feeling refreshed. Try one of the White Claw Hard Seltzer Iced Tea’s four different flavors to cool off and reset after a long day at work. With only 1 gram of sugar per can, Lemon, Mango, Raspberry or Peach Iced Tea never tasted so relaxing and sweet. For the days when you are looking for a little extra kick, White Claw Hard Seltzer Surge offers 8% alcohol in Blackberry, Natural Lime, Blood Orange, and Cranberry flavors. Regardless of which delightful collection and flavor you choose, White Claw Hard Seltzers are not only a guaranteed party pleaser but will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the next adventure.