Lucas & Lewellen was established in 1996 when Louis Lucas and Royce Lewellen joined forces to acquire several vineyards in Santa Barbara County. The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Ynez Valley.
A family owned and operated winery, Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards practices old world and sustainable farming methods, their responsibility as stewards of the land for future generations. Megan McGrath Gates was appointed winemaker for Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards in 2007. Having graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Soil Sciences, she earned her Certificate in Winemaking at U.C. Davis before working as an enologist for Flowers Vineyard & Winery on the Sonoma Coast.