The Lucas Winery Experience
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Tasting Room Hours: Wednesday-Friday from 12 noon - 5pm.
Saturday & Sunday 11AM-5PM
18196 N. Davis Road, Lodi, CA
Reservations are not required for small groups. Please read below.
Regardless of your current experience, you will learn something new from one of our highly knowledgeable tasting room staff. We do not just do a wine tasting at The Lucas Winery; we share our passion for making elegant, balanced wines.
Original Lucas Winery Tasting Experience
Wine tasting at The Lucas Winery is very different than you will encounter at most wineries. We move through the winery while tasting different wines. Depending on the time of year, you might prune a vine, taste Zinfandel grapes almost ready to harvest, punch down some newly harvested grapes, or sample some freshly fermented wine.
Your tasting visit to The Lucas Winery includes a fun and educational tour during which your personal host will take you out of the tasting room and into our vineyard for a review of grape growing techniques that influence our wine style. After your visit to our 80 year old organically farmed ZinStar vineyard located directly behind our tasting room, you will continue your tasting experience with a visit to our Grand Chai and learn why it is one of the most unique Zinfandel barrel rooms in the world. You will never again look at a tasting room the same after your experience at The Lucas Winery.
This tasting experience is available upon demand and is not scheduled at specific times each day for groups of less than 8 people. Groups of 8 or more should schedule their tasting experience using the Vino Visit interface on this page or call the winery at 209-368-2006.
Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more. To ensure every guest enjoys the best possible visit, Limos and buses that have not made prior arrangements may be turned away. We advise you to make your reservation early in the day using the Vino Visit scheduler. Our $10 tasting fee includes an etched Riedel glass that is considered by many to be the perfect shape for general wine tasting.
Please call us about the possibility of scheduling your visit outside of our regular tasting room hours.
Advanced Tasting Experience
This tasting is for people who have lots of questions and want to "talk wine." It is perfect for a beginning winemaker or someone who is thinking about making wine. The tasting is hosted by one of our experienced management team who are involved in making wine and can be either a broad approach or focus on a narrow aspect of winemaking such as viticulture, fermentation, barrel aging, wine styles, etc. The choice is yours and direction will be based upon the questions you would like answered.
This experience is $20 per person, takes about one and a half hours to complete, and is only available at 1pm each day or possibly by appointment. Reservations are required.
Our in-depth "Traditional Winemaking at The Lucas Winery" experience is private and intimate.
Your visit will be customized to your liking. Whether you are a knowledgeable wine person or just starting the wonderful journey with wine, you will find something fun and educational during your visit. The tour begins with an optional walk into our historic ZinStar vineyard located next to the winery. Visitors will then be shown through The Lucas Winery and Grand Chai. All tours culminate with a tasting experience at a private table in the Grand Chai barrel room where our food friendly wines are offered with appropriate food pairings.
This in-depth winery experience is $55 per person for up to 6 people and takes about one and a half hours to complete. Reservations required.
The Essence of Wine
A great gift. This is a two hour experience as you explore the sometimes mystical words used to describe wine aromas. The nose can identify via smell up to 1600 aromas. After this experience you will be able to swirl and sniff using this new knowledge to understand the aromas associated in red and white wines such as citrus, herbal, green bean, peachy, blue berries, oak, leather or coco.
The tour also includes focus on the vineyard practices that influence wines aromas.
The Essence of Wine tasting is $50 per person; limited to 10 guests and conducted by our winemaker David Lucas. Reservations required.