Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
1645 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang, CA  93463

Toccata
1665 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang, CA  93463

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Tasting Room Open Daily 10-5:30

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What to Buy

’13 Valley View Cabernet Sauvignon
Blackberries, raspberries, kirsch $25

’16 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Strawberry creme, raspberries, peach, white blossoms $18

’14 Goodchild High 9 Pinot Noir
Coffee, tobacco spice, rich chocolate, white pepper $35

Special Notes

Wine club discounts and events, winemaker dinners, sustainable farming practices, private tours by appointment.

Story

The vineyards of of Lucas & Lewellen have fast become legendary for lovers of distinctive premium wines from Santa Barbara County. The wines have their beginning in 400 acres of land planted to 25 unique varieties in the county’s three principal growing regions. These regions feature microclimates ranging from cool Santa Maria Valley, to moderate Los Alamos Valley, to warm Santa Ynez Valley.

From these distinctive vineyards come the grapes that create a marvelous portfolio of full-flavored reds including Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Port; and white wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling, and Chardonnay. A méthode champenoise Sparkling wine (a rarity in the region), rounds out the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards portfolio.

The winery was co-founded in 1996 by Louis Lucas, who has been growing grapes in Santa Barbara County since the early 1970s, and his longtime friend and retired Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen. Louis is a consummate farmer who practices the simple philosophy of handpicking select grapes to make quality wines at a reasonable price. The wines are all crafted by Megan McGrath Gates, who started with the winery in 2007. "We make many decisions during the growing, fermenting, and aging stages, but ultimately the grape really expresses itself," Megan says.

Lucas & Lewellen also produces a line of wines under the Toccata showcasing estate-grown Italian varietals, including Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Moscato, Sangiovese, and Super-Tuscan blends of Italian and Bordeaux varietals. 

Visitors to Santa Ynez Valley’s quaint village of Solvang are delighted to discover two tasting rooms that pour Lucas & Lewellen wines within one block of each other. The Toccata tasting room is reminiscent of Tuscany, featuring Toccata wines, gourmet foods, and wine-related gift items. The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, voted The Best Tasting Room in Santa Ynez Valley by locals, provides a choice of tasting options, gourmet foods, and a gift shop. Families are welcome. In fact, wine tasting is made easy for parents, with an activity table for children. And canine friends are welcome, too.

 


Lucas and Lewellen

Amenities

Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: Yes

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Family Owned and Operated: Yes

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: Yes

Events

Sep
29

Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest — Taste of Santa Barbara

Sep 29, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

On Friday evening, September 29th from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. enjoy the new Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country. This outdoor tasting event will feature 50 Santa Barbara Vintners winery members pouring new fall releases and library wines alongside some bites from some of Santa Barbara Wine Country's top restaurants.

Tickets are $95 per person for General Admission at 7:00 p.m. and $125 per person for Early Entry at 6:00 p.m.

Designated Driver tickets are also available for $40 per person.

Located at the Fess Parker, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton | 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

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Videos

Lucas & Lewellen: The Best of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Colleen Thompson of Lucas & Lewellen narrates this personal tour of the vineyards during harvest season 2012.

Lucas & Lewellen: Wine Region News Feature

Louis Lucas of Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards has this nickname…”The Dirtman”…and trust us being close to your vineyards is a very good thing. He studied the greatest vineyards in the world and is a constant student of cause and effect.

Wine Tasting Sampler - Part 1- Lucas & Lewellen
Louis Lucas and Andrew Moore taste through the first 4 wines of the Lucas & Lewellen Red Wine Tasting Sampler.
Wine Tasting Sampler - Part 2- Lucas & Lewellen
Louis Lucas and Andrew Moore taste the final two wines of the Lucas and Lewellen Red Wine Tasting Sampler.
First Crush 2013
Every year at crush, Father John Finley comes to the winery to bless the harvest and our team that works the harvest. It’s a sacred time for us at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards and we wanted to share it with you.
Lucas & Lewellen's Grammy's Chocolate Pecan Pie

A rich pie with a touch of Bourbon to enhance and amaze! Chocolatey and nutty, this is a great pie for serving to guests and family paired with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Silver King Port as an adult treat on Halloween night when the kids are out trick or treating.