Lucky Dogg Winery’s Solvang wine tasting room opened its doors mid-summer 2014, and has since been welcoming guests with the label’s first five, estate vineyard wines in bottle – the Lucky Dogg 2013 Viognier, 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2013 Pinot Noir, 2013 Syrah and 2013 Reserve Syrah – all derived from grapes grown in Cat Canyon’s “Verna’s Vineyard”, in California’s Santa Barbara Wine Country.
Co-founded by Winemaker/Owner, Brent Melville, and former Co-Owner/Business Manager Mead Whippo, Lucky Dogg Winery’s farming and winemaking philosophy revolves around the notion that perfect fruit will require little-to-no manipulation in the winemaking process and to this end, Lucky Dogg’s wines are barreled in neutral oak or kept in stainless steel tanks, allowing the essence of the vineyard and the purity of the grapes – and of the wines – to shine.
Lucky Dogg Winery currently produces about 750 cases per year, and aims to maintain a boutique winery status with an eventual total of about 1,500 cases. Brent will leverage Verna’s Vineyard’s reputation for producing Burgundian and Northern Rhone-style Santa Barbara County wines, and plans to release a stainless steel Chardonnay to accompany the label’s existing Viognier, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir and Syrah, the other varietals currently planted at Verna’s Vineyard.
Lucky Dogg Winery is also available for private events; please contact us for information.