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.
Goodchild, High 9, & Old Adobe Vineyards
Santa Maria Valley - cool climate.
Along both sides of the Foxen Wine Trail and nearly adjacent to the acclaimed Bien Nacido Vineyard, Katherine's Vineyard, and Tepusquet, these vineyards consistently produce prize-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The soils vary from clay and gravel river deposits to hillside and hilltop sites reminiscent of the great vineyards of Burgundy. The remains of the historic Foxen adobe still stand guard over these vineyards.
Los Alamos Vineyard
Los Alamos Valley - moderate climate.
Stretching for over a mile of Highway 101 frontage just south of the town of Los Alamos, these vineyards are home to over 20 varieties of grapes, representing the principal varieties of the Rhône, Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France, as well as Italian varieties. With some of the vines planted from cuttings brought over from Europe decades ago, these vineyards have long been a favorite source for many of California's most acclaimed wineries.
Valley View Vineyard
Santa Ynez Valley - warm climate.
Sloping gently toward the Santa Ynez River, the south-facing lower vineyard features what many consider Santa Barbara County's best Cabernet Sauvignon, in addition to Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah, much in demand by local wineries. The hilltop vineyard produces outstanding Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Small quantities of Petit Verdot and Malbec are grown as single varietal offerings and to provide the Bordeaux accent to our Valley View Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard was planted in 1974 using stock from the Uriel J. Nielson vineyard, and was originally a partnership between Eric Caldwell and George Ott. Those original vines are still in the vineyard and were grafted over to mainly Bordeaux varieties when Louis Lucas and Royce Lewellen bought this special property.