Justin & J. Lohr Center for Wine & Viticulture
San Luis Obispo, CA

About the Building

The next big step in hands-on learning for students in Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the Wine and Viticulture Department is the creation of the leading-edge JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture.

Fundraising for the $22 million, 100-percent donor-funded, future-forward building is nearly complete. The Center, which includes a 5,000-case bonded 15,600-square-foot Winery and the 12,000-square-foot E. & J. Gallo Winery & Family Building, is set to open in summer 2021 and will serve as the learning hub for our wine and viticulture program.

What We Did

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.

Project Details

Complete Date: 07/2021

Owner: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Type: Plan & Spec

Architect: TLDC Architecture

GC: J.W. Design & Construction, Inc.