Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards was founded in 1996 by acclaimed viticulturist Louis Lucas and Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen. The Solvang, California based family owned winery farms 380 estate acres of vineyards situated among three of Santa Barbara County’s separate and distinct climate zones: Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley, and Santa Ynez Valley. Lucas & Lewellen operates two popular tasting rooms in downtown Solvang. The Lucas & Lewellen label offers predominantly French varietal wines while across the street the Toccata Tasting Room showcases wines made from their estate grown Italian varietals. Louis Lucas’ decades of farming experience and meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards yield superior quality grapes from which Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates produces award-winning wines.