Originally planted from cuttings brought from Italy’s legendary vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen’s Italian varietal vineyards of Toccata thrive in the Los Alamos Valley, where warm summer days and cool coastal nights provide the perfect growing environment.
Louis Lucas, a pioneer in the development of the Santa Barbara County wine industry, carefully tends to the vines’ every need, just as his ancestors tended their vineyards near the Adriatic Coast years ago.
Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates keeps true to the vines’ Mediterranean heritage, masterfully blending ripe fruit into aromatic full-flavored wine, while maintaining the varietal character that has made these Italian wines popular for generations.
Toccata features thirteen distinct wines from estate grown Italian grape varietals and unique blends. Looking for something a little different from the familiar Chardonnay? Try Toccata’s lively Pinot Grigio or softly sweet Malvasia Bianca. Indulge yourself in a new red wine experience with a glass of Toccata Riserva, a Super-Tuscan blend, or pasta friendly Sangiovese, or big, bold Nebbiolo. The natural balance and acidity of these Cal-Ital wines make them a perfect choice to pair with a wide variety of food.