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Generations of

women

producing award-winning wines

The Ambition and Ideas that Led to

One of the First Female-Owned Wineries in the Region

As the grape vines matured, so did Ruth’s ambition and ideas. She embraced guidance from fellow grape growers and wine makers to develop her abilities as a regionally recognized vintner and as one of the first female winery owners in the area. In 1985, she led Lucas Vineyards, teamed with 2 other wineries on Cayuga Lake, to co-found the Cayuga Wine Trail; the oldest and longest running wine trail in the United States. The Lucas Family has always valued creating lasting relationships and friendships with fellow wineries and customers.

Lucas Vineyards and Winery history through the years

A taste of Lucas history with Ruth Lucas

Posted by Lucas Vineyards on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Meet the Lucas Women

Ruth Lucas

President, General Manager and Founder.

Ruthie Crawford

Vice President of Administration

Stephanie Lucas Houck

Vice President of Retail Sales

Growing Diverse Collections of Tastes and Flavors

Over the next two decades the Lucas Vineyards reputation was established; one of fine wine-making and joyful attitudes. The Lucas estate is now home to 14 grape varieties, including Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and winter hardy hybrids like Vignoles, Vidal Blanc and Cayuga White. Jeff Houck, Ruth’s son-in-law, the current wine maker, oversees production and helped it grow to over 26,000 cases annually, comprising over 25 wines. Internationally acclaimed wines like Extra Dry Sparkling Methode Champagnoise, Reserve reds, Iced dessert wines, three Rieslings, Dry Rose and other varietals are crafted under the Lucas label. Also, the fun, nautical themed Tug Boat Wines, Nautie Wine series and sweet Butterfly round out the diverse collection of tastes and flavors at Lucas.

The Pride of Generations of Hard Work

There are now three generations of the Lucas family taking pride in the business of producing outstanding wines that have been an integral part of many celebrations and special times. At Lucas Vineyards, hard work and history are honored while improvements and innovative ideas are encouraged. Old and young vines, like family members and friends, come together to add depth and maturity while promoting growth and freshness. Come taste some of Lucas history and be part of our future.

Our Promise

At Lucas Vineyards, the experience we provide our customers is what sets us apart. We pride ourselves on celebrating every visitor who comes through our doors. To us, when you arrive at our vineyards it’s not just another customer visit, it’s an occasion! Whether you are already a case club member, an event patron, a wine customer, or a brand-new visitor to our beautiful vineyards, our wine family will greet you warmly and value every minute you spend enjoying your wine tasting, browsing the gift shop, or relaxing outside with a fresh bottle of wine.

Lucas Vineyards
3862 County Road 150,
Interlaken NY, 14847
1-800-682-WINE or 607-532-4825
info@lucasvineyards.com

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