The Golden Vine
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
1645 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93643
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Located in downtown Solvang, Lucas and Lewellen is serving French style wine. Founded by Louis Lucas and Royce Lewellen, the label is now managed by Michael Lewellen and Megan McGrath Gates as winemaker. Lucas and Lewellen have a large portfolio of estate grown wines including Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir and Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay. We always arrive unannounced and we were not allowed to take pictures at this location. Expect to find this tasting room filled with loyal wine club members and staff that do not have time for hand holding if you are new to the wine game.
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    Megan McGrath Gates
  • 2016 Auranja Orange Muscat
    Aromatic orange blossoms and honeysuckle lead to peach and sweet musk flavors. Destemming and cool fermentation in stainless emphasizes a bright, elegant finish.
  • 2013 Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Franc is a very old variety which is still dominant in parts of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Warm summer temperatures allowed these grapes to fully ripen, giving this wine color, body, flavor and aroma. The Cabernet Franc grapes for this wine were hand-picked from two of our estate vineyards: Los Alamos Valley and Valley View Vineyard. The wine has a smooth body and firm structure with flavors suggesting warm earth, dark chocolate and sage
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6
    Grown in a 3 acre block on our Valley View Vineyard, Clone 6 Cabernet is typified by loose bunches with small berries that produce remarkable intensity of color, flavor, and body. The 2013 vintage of Lucas & Lewellen "Clone 6" Cabernet Sauvignon boasts notes of black currant, plum, and cassis, laced with a thread of woodsy spice through the mid-palate and finish. Perfectly suited to robust meat dishes, decant and allow to breathe for an hour before enjoying. This wine may be enjoyed now or it will continue to impress with bottle aging through 2022.
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6 - end of vintage
    Flavors of ripe cherry and dark chocolate pervade with notes of vanilla and a hint of cedar on the long lasting finish.
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cote del Sol
    A big, dark, refined Cabernet with flavors of brown spices, black cherry, lavender, dried sage, and anise, layered with toasty vanilla and oak
  • 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Club Reserve
    This wine is the winemaker’s favorite Cabernet Sauvignon that L&L produced in 2009. It is balanced, restrained, pure, and alluring. The components of this wine are seamlessly united to make a full-bodied, rich, complex. and age worthy wine with aromas true to Cabernet Sauvignon which float into the glass, lingering there as though bewitched. The wine is dark and brilliant in color with flavors of cassis, blackberry, sage brush, spice, and much more. The tannins are well structured yet fine and silky. Enjoy this exceptional wine.
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Valley View - new release
    A Bordeaux blend with hints of chocolate and India spices lead to a smooth, fresh, fruity finish of spicy oak.
  • 2015 Chardonnay
    This wine has distinct pear, peach and stone fruit complexity with a hint of lemony-citrus. It is a pure expression of the fruit grown on vines from the Los Alamos Vineyards in Northern Santa Barbara County.
  • 2014 Chardonnay, Goodchild Vineyard
    The elegant wine is rich with aromas of vanilla bean, peach and pineapple fruit, and toasted almonds. The wine underwent secondary fermentation which softens the palate and leads to aromas of sweet butter, cream, and pie crust. The fruit itself is laden with citrus aromas and classic Chardonnay characteristics.
  • 2014 Chenin Blanc - end of vintage
    The elegant wine is rich with aromas of vanilla bean, peach and pineapple fruit, and toasted almonds. The wine underwent secondary fermentation which softens the palate and leads to aromas of sweet butter, cream, and pie crust. The fruit itself is laden with citrus aromas and classic Chardonnay characteristics.
  • 2016 Gewürztraminer
    This brilliant wine is crisp and delicate emitting distinct aromas of flowers: rose petals, lavender, gardenia, and jasmine. The perfume of this wine is deepened by notes of sandalwood, nutmeg and lemon.
  • 2014 High 9 Pinot Noir
    This is a limited vintage from the highest nine acre block of the Goodchild Vineyard, an outstanding location to grow the superior clone 667. It was aged sur lees in Francois Ferrar oak barrels bringing forth the natural flavors of bright red fruit with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.
  • 2013 Malbec
    A classic Malbec with blackberry jam characteristics, smoky wood nuances, white pepper spice, and a bright red fruit core.
  • 2014 Merlot - Judge's Reserve
    This Merlot is inky and opaque, aged in new oak for almost two years adding smoke and vanilla to a boysenberry syrup fruitiness in the aroma.
  • 2012 Petit Verdot
    This deep garnet wine is ripe with aromas of fresh raspberries, blackberry, and cherry, intertwined with notes of spice and rich caramel. The sumptuous palate rests on structured tannins with flavors of berry pie and fruit leather with hints of dark chocolate, cherries, and pie crust persisting over a long finish.
  • 2012 Petite Sirah
    In the wine, elegant aromas of blueberry, black cherry, ollalieberry, and warm red cherry tart abound. This inky, dark red Petite Sirah glides across the palate with a lingering silky texture before giving way to intense flavors of fruit pie with hints of caramelized sugar and vanilla crust. This Petite Sirah has a big mouth feel and ripe, smooth tannins. This wine finishes with a silky, warm palate impression.
  • 2014 Pinot Noir
    Showing off aromas of dried cherries, rose petals, and a hint of dark chocolate, this is a truly extraordinary Pinot Noir. Sultry tannins and balanced acidity support flavors of cola, lavender, exotic spice, and just a trace of vineyard terroir in a lasting finish.
  • 2012 Queen of Hearts Cabernet Sauvignon
    This wine exhibits flavors and aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and chocolate; perfectly balanced with supple tannins and a lingering finish. Enjoy Queen of Hearts Cabernet with beef, lamb, pork and vegetarian cuisine.
  • 2013 Queen of Hearts Chardonnay
    Our Queen of Hearts Chardonnay offers up fresh and zesty ripe fruit flavors like Golden Delicious apple, Bartlett pear, honey and flowers. Unlike many of today’s Chardonnays, it is cold fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve its bright, fresh aromas and flavors. This wine was bottled in the flower of its youth to capture the true flavor of the grape on the day of harvest. Enjoy this wine with seafood, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes.
  • 2011 Queen of Hearts Merlot
    Blackberry, raspberry and ripe cherry aromas accent the deep red color of this wine. Dried plum, black cherry and hints of vanilla combine with smooth, elegant tannins on the palate.
  • 2013 Queen of Hearts Sauvignon Blanc
    This wine has aromas of ripe grapefruit, citrus and honeysuckle with exquisite flavors to match. The wine is balanced with brilliant clarity, bright citrus aromas, and zippy acidity.
  • 2014 Riesling
    This was made in the style of beautiful German Riesling, bigger, more dry, and crisper with honeyed, melon-tinged, spicy spearmint and tropical cherimoya flavors typical of the vineyard.
  • 2016 Rosé
    The wine is complex with layers of strawberry crème, raspberry and peach, floral notes of white blossoms and a fruity core of red berries. It is brilliant with crisp acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
  • 2015 Rosé de Santa Barbara
    A saignee of hand-harvested Malbec for its high tone fruity notes and Pinot Noir for strawberry yeasty attributes was blended with Viognier to add floral flavors. Once crushed, the grapes were left on their pigmented skin for several hours, then gently pressed and the delicious pink juice was cold fermented to preserve fresh flavors of berries, wet stone, and alyssum blossoms. Crisp on entry with a lilting minerality and bright finish, this Rosé pairs beautifully with goat cheese, picnic fare, cioppino, and summer salads.
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
    The grapes are slightly tart and naturally make a fresh, bright wine with nuances of mineral, ruby red grapefruit, gooseberry, perfume, and lemon zest.
  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
    Tropical guava and pineapple aromas and flavors of juicy white peaches and Meyer lemon that linger on the pretty finish.
  • 2013 Sparkling Wine
    Elegant with flavors of freshly fallen apples winding through a ribbon of refreshing bubbles. Noticeably fresh and bright with a faint shade of coral pink
  • 2012 Sparkling Wine - Brut "Extended Tirage"
    A full-bodied aged sparkler with a rich complexity, fine mousse, and ultra fine bubbles, this Champagne boasts a brilliant bouquet of crisp apple and grapefruit flavors and a lasting finish of creamed buttery bread
  • 2012 Sparkling Wine - Extra Brut "Extended Tirage"
    This old world, luxurious, Very Special Champagne was inspired by the classic “French 75” cocktail.
  • Syrah
    The Syrah grapes for this wine were hand-picked from our Valley View Vineyard resulting in a dark, rich wine with abundant flavors and a smooth graceful mouth-feel.
  • Syrah Noir Vertical Blend
    This Syrah blend has rich and lingering flavors of smoky mesquite and peppered bacon that are balanced by nuances of mulberry and blackberry fruit with structured tannins.
  • 2012 Toccata Barbera
    Our Barbera ripens late and produces a dark, wild cherry-tinged wine with lovely rich fruit character.
  • 2012 Toccata Classico
    This Classico embodies characteristics of red and black fruit, black cherry, smoky leather, earth and spice
  • 2014 Toccata Dolcetto
    This supple, food-friendly wine with mild tannins reveals flavors of dried cherries, dark chocolate, and sage.
  • 2012 Toccata Freisa - end of vintage
    This wine has an aroma of raspberries and violets with hints of vanilla from oak aging.
  • 2014 Toccata Malvasia Bianca
    Fragrant white flowers such as gardenia, summer fruits including apricot and peach are anchored with a hint of amber incense.
  • 2013 Toccata Malvasia Bianca Secco - end of vintage
    A dry Malvasia with all the hedonistic perfume of lime and jasmine and round flavors of honey and pear with a lemon edge that Toccata Malvasia is known for.
  • 2014 Toccata Muscat Canelli - end of vintage
    A spicy perfume of orange peel, jasmine flowers, and sweet ripe pear abounds in this bright and refreshing, beautifully sweet wine. Pairs particularly well with spicy Asian foods, fresh fruit, and pungent cheeses.
  • 2016 Toccata Muscat Canelli di Arancia
    Sweet, distinctively aromatic, and slightly frizzante, Muscat Canelli di Arancia is made from Orange Muscat grown in our cool Los Alamos Vineyard
  • 2016 Toccata Muscat Canelli di Santa Barbara
    Vibrant with aromas of pear and honeyed peach, with orange blossom & juicy fruit flavors delivered in a burst of light sparkles.
  • 2012 Toccata Nebbiolo
    Soft and chewy in character with flavors of earthy truffle and dried berry, it possesses a classic finish of ripe fruit tannins..
  • 2012 Toccata Nebbiolo Barbera
    The blend exhibits dried cherry flavors of the Nebbiolo, the “noble” grape of Italy, and plum with cranberry flavors of the Barbera.
  • 2014 Toccata Pinot Grigio
    Carefully tended in the vineyard and nurtured in the winery, these Pinot Grigio grapes produce the subtle aromas of lemon peel, lily flower, jasmine tea and pear.
  • 2014 Toccata Pinot Noir
    Shows flavors of red currant, huckleberry, and sage, with velvety tannins and a classic Pinot Noir earthiness ending in a lingering finish.
  • 2014 Toccata Ramato
    Named for "copper colored" in Italian, our "Ramato" exhibits a warm coppery hue with a pretty nose of wild berries and spring blossoms.
  • 2012 Toccata Riserva
    Luscious blackberry and vanilla notes, a dash of spice, and a silky, sensual mouthfeel persist throughout the lasting finish.
  • 2013 Toccata Sangiovese
    Distinguished by aromas of pomegranate, and fruits like plum and cherry, this wine will enhance all Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
  • 2014 Toccata Sole Bianco
    Sole Bianco is a white wine blended from grapes grown in our estate vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Bright fruit and crisp acidity makes this a refreshing wine for most any occasion.
  • 2013 Toccata Sparkling Rosato
    Toccata’s pink Rosato, a fruity, lively, Prosecco styled bubbly, was made for fun.
  • 2014 Viognier
    A marine influence helps the grapes develop characteristics with purity and depth; stone fruit aromas dominated by white peach and apricot, distinct citrus flavors including tangerine, warm toasty grain, and intense nectar.