We have a sign hanging in the Tasting Room with a list of the staff's favorite wines. A message from the manager reads: "$20? Who comes up with these prices? For THIS wine?" That sentiment sums up our feelings about this exceptional Pinot Noir. Taste it blindly against 100% Pinots that are 5 times the price - this one is special.
We started pruning in early December. It takes 35 workers about 90 days to prune our vineyards. It is one of the most tedious jobs that we do. Selection of the proper canes and spurs will determine what kind and what size of crop we have.
The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three wine growing valleys of Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Maria Valley.
These valley vineyards benefit from a rare transverse mountain range topography, an east-west orientation which channels the cool ocean air of the Pacific into the coastal valleys, allowing warm days and cool nights to produce a long, gentle growing season.