Meet Mike Lewellen on Friday night, mingle with winemakers, and indulge in delicious cuisine at the renowned World of Pinot Noir event. Discover a wine lover’s paradise at the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) in Santa Barbara. This can’t-miss annual event brings pinot noir producers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and 3,000 wine enthusiasts together from around the globe for a weekend of celebration and education on California’s Central coast—itself a premier pinot noir region.
Up on the 71st floor of the US Bank in Los Angeles, I enjoyed an informative luncheon at the elegant 71Above restaurant overlooking the city to the mountains and sea. At my table sat Michael Lewellen, the son of Royce Lewellen from Lucas & Lewellen Winery. Michael shared with me a little bit about himself and the history of his father’s winery with Louie Lucas.