Wine can last for decades if stored in the right place, such as in a cool, dark cellar guarded by a very tough bouncer. Stock up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $44 for Reserve wine tasting for two and two bottles of wine (up to a $96 value)
- $87 for Reserve wine tasting for four and four bottles of wine (up to a $192 value)
Visitors depart with bottles such as pinot noir, cabernet franc, malbec, petite verdot, and petite sirah.
Lucas & Lewellen
When third-generation grape-farmer Louis Lucas and Superior Court judge Royce Lewellen met in 1975, they soon discovered they had at least one thing in common: a love for wine. The duo decided to go into the wine-making business together, and spent the next several decades building the foundations of their estate. Today, that estate encompasses more than 400 acres, and includes three Santa Barbara County vineyards spread across three distinct climates. Though the wine made from these grapes bears three different labels, each falls under the name Lucas & Lewellen.
The estate winery lies in the small European–style town of Solvang. Here, winemaker Megan McGrath Gates relies on state-of-the-art gear to transform locally sourced grapes into a range of wines. After aging and bottling, many of these bold and medium-bodied reds, vintages, and dry and semi-sweet white wines make their way out to the rustic tasting room. At the bar, knowledgeable staff guide visitors through a tasting of each. Sometimes, Lucas and Lewellen themselves can be found behind the bar, pouring samples and answering mysteries such as what that guy Cabernet did to get all those wines named after him. The tasting room also houses a boutique filled with gourmet foods and wine-related accessories.