JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture

The JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture includes a state-of-the-art, 5,000-case bonded 15,600-square-foot Winery, which includes a fermentation hall, bottling room, barrel rooms and a research lab – all providing students with a learning environment similar to what they will experience in the wine industry. Both student and commercial wines will be produced here, as well as faculty and student research wines.  

The facility also includes a 12,000-square-foot E. & J. Gallo Winery & Family Building, which will include viticulture and enology labs, lecture/reception areas, and shared offices for faculty and students, as well as an industry and community events hall for academia, industry and the community to come together to learn, connect and celebrate.  

The Center's Swanson Center of Effort Conference Hall is available to rent for your event. Please click here for more information.


“As the wine industry continues to grow, it needs talent at levels never before seen. Cal Poly is uniquely positioned to equip tomorrow’s leaders with a holistic foundation in the wine business, and the JUSTIN & J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture will be the underpinning of this program. 

I’m proud to lead the charge in developing a center that will be a critical piece in the ongoing growth of an industry I’ve been involved in for decades.” 

– JERRY LOHRWine Industry Pioneer and Founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 

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