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Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards Announces New Partnership with Chicago Distributor

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Santa Barbara County, Calif., August 1, 2018—Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards is pleased to announce its distribution partnership with Novovino Wine Company, a Chicago, Illinois based distributor. Novovino Wine Company will represent the Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards line of Santa Barbara County, California wines in Chicago.

Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards was founded in 1996 by acclaimed viticulturist Louis Lucas and Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen. The Solvang, California based winery holds 400 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.

The Lucas & Lewellen portfolio focuses on choice lots of Rhône, Bordeaux, and Burgundy varietals, grown sustainably and hand picked under the watchful eye of Louis Lucas and winemaker Megan McGrath Gates. Diligent planning in the vineyards, with each site selected for specific micro-climates, soils, and sun exposure, allows Lucas & Lewellen to grow a range of grape varieties, from the renown to the rare.

“It has been my lifelong quest to create premium quality wines from Santa Barbara County, beginning when I started planting vines in the 1970’s. We have come very far and are extremely proud of what we have created,” Co-Owner and Viticulturist Louis Lucas. “We are excited that Novovino will allow people in Chicago to experience these very special wines.”

Novovino Wine Company is dedicated to providing the Chicago restaurant and retail community with the finest and newest examples of small-production artisanal wine producers available. Novovino will initially offer six core wines from Lucas & Lewellen’s Santa Barbara County Estate Vineyards in Chicago: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, High 9 Vineyard Pinot Noir and Valley View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.    

About Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards was founded in 1996 by acclaimed viticulturist Louis Lucas and Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen. The Solvang, California based family owned winery grows 24 varietals over 400 hundred 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 boasts its namesake label, two boutique labels, a state of the art winery, and two popular tasting rooms in downtown Solvang. 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. For more information about Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards, visit llwine.com.

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