Few wineries in California produce 25 different wines, including Bordeaux, Rhône, Burgundy and Italian varietals. But then, few wineries can match the intimate relationship Lucas & Lewellen has with Santa Barbara County’s amazing winegrowing potential. Co-founded by viticulturist Louis Lucas and wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen in 1996, this small winery boasts three vineyards totaling 400 acres of vines, in the county’s three main growing regions: Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley and Santa Ynez Valley. All are meticulously tended by Louis, who planted his first vines here in 1970. With Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates heading up the cellar, little Lucas & Lewellen has become one of Santa Barbara County’s most popular wineries.
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