Wine Country This Week
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards tasting room offers guests a wide variety of wines to choose from. They craft an impressive array of wines from 26 grape varieties that are grown on their 400 estate acres in Santa Barbara County’s three distinct microclimates, creating a diversity of wine styles to suit every taste preference. The warm climate Valley View Vineyard is a perfect location for their Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, while their cool climate Goodchild Vineyard produces award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lucas & Lewellen produces one of the few local “Méthode Traditionelle” style sparkling wines on the Central Coast. All Lucas & Lewellen estate vineyards are handpicked and grown using sustainable farming methods.
Often, you will see owners Louis Lucas or Royce Lewellen pouring wine in the tasting room. The Director of Winemaking, Megan McGrath Gates, was educated locally and grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Lucas & Lewellen's 12th annual Wine Club Harvest Party is November 7th and they will be celebrating harvest with great wines and great times, along with the best wine club members in the county. Always a fun way to wind down the harvest season in wine country, the Lucas & Lewellen harvest party gives wine club members an excuse to gather for barrel and tank sampling, a wine swirling contest, live music, production tours and general harvest reverie! The party takes place on Saturday, November 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Lucas & Lewellen winery—located at 132 Easy Street in Buellton. There is no charge to wine club members,
but each non club member guests is $55. RSVPs are required; please call 1-888-777-6663 to make a reservation.
On February 8 of 2016, they will embark on a Caribbean wine cruise to the Lesser Antilles. In addition to exotic island stops in St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Thomas,
this adventure will include noteworthy Lucas & Lewellen wines served by Mike Lewellen, exclusive wine tasting events, a "Welcome Aboard" cocktail reception and a private wine paired luncheon.
Visit www.LLwine.com/events to join the fun!