Lucas Winery

209-368-2006 CA 18196 N Davis Road
Lodi, CA 95242
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Founded in 1978 by long-time vintner David Lucas, The Lucas Winery is devoted to creating elegant Chardonnay and vineyard-designated Zinfandels that demonstrate the Lodi appellation’s greatest potential. David Lucas and his wife, Heather Pyle-Lucas handcraft our wines. Both have accomplished histories; David as former vineyard manager for Robert Mondavi Winery and Heather as winemaker for Mondavi and Opus. Our flagship wine, ZinStar Zinfandel, represents our winemaking philosophy; that great wines are made in the vineyard, and in our case, from our old vine, organically farmed property. Visitors to our historic barn tasting room, refurbished in 2000, will experience a hands-on glimpse into fun and informational vineyard happenings, wines, and our distinctive Grand Chai. The Lucas Winery is proud to feature an interactive wine club where our friends and customers have access to our limited release wines. We also host several events a year, from Great Chefs of San Joaquin County to our very own Chardonnay and ZinStar Zinfandel Retrospectives. We welcome guests and visitors Valentine’s Day until Christmas.

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Lucas Lodi Appellation Late Harvest Zinfandel 2007


    Good flavor, without the port-sherry taste. Would be good poured over Vanilla ice cream .. but Not $50 good. We thought all their wines were way over-priced. We did not purchase. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Citizin Rose the Lucas Winery 2011


    Meh - I've had better. Rather blah, nondescript aroma. A bit dry. That's about it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • The Lucas Winery Chardonnay Lode 2008


    Normally I pass on Chardonnay, but this one was not as bitter, nor as oakey as most Chards. Pairs well with sharp white cheddar. A bit pricey. That's about it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Lucas Winery Zinfandel Lodi Zinstar Vineyard 2004


    Meh - I've had better. Far too pricey for so-so zin me thinks. The Zin grapes from their vineyard actually tasted great. Barrel tasting room is almost elegant. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Hi everyone,I'm a newish lurker who jumped on a great fare to San Francisco from my little pocket of Missouri wine country near St. Louis in mid-August with the intent of visiting the Sonoma area as a solo traveler.  I will be arriving early afternoon on a Thursday and staying until early Monday morning.As a solo female traveler and a red fan - ... Read More

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  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

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  • Just found this wonderful site trying to change from white Zinfandel wanting to start trying RED WINES but looking for a suggestion for a SWEET RED WINE NOT SO DRY Read More

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  • I asked in another thread about recommendation for the Okanagan Valley area of British Columbia, but now I'm asking for up-to-date stories about an area closer to (my) home. I have a family gathering in The Ojai/Santa Barbara area next month, and was wondering who has recommendations about particularly good wines and winery visits in that area t... Read More

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  • Hey there - As a young wine drinker (22 yrs. old) I am still new to the wine world. I want to acquire as much wine knowledge as possible, and all of my mentors have pushed me down the same path, taste, taste, taste! Therefore I am at the point where I find it imperative that I begin to develop my pallet. What I am looking for are lower priced wi... Read More

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  • So i just finished my first bottle of 100% Cabernet Franc. I have obvioulsy had this in blends before but never by itself. I dont want to base the verital on just this bottle.What are the distictive flavors/themes of this grape.I found it almost to be bitter Read More

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