Lucas Vineyards

Lucas Vineyards Video


Celebrating 35 years of wine making excellence! The Lucas family and customer service driven staff invite you to taste at Cayuga Lake's first winery. Colorful bottles and spectacular labels highlight the excellent wines along with the fine grape growing and wine making skill of the Lucas family. The nautical inspired "Tug Boat" and "Nautie" wines, vinifera, method champenoise sparkling and Iced wines have intrigued travelers and wine lovers since 1980. Enjoy impressive views or our vineyards and Cayuga Lake, beautiful gardens and picnic facilities and shop in one of the areas most unique gift shops. Stocked with hundreds of wine, grape, nautical and butterfly items. Whether you are a wine novice or connoisseur you will find friends, education and fun awaiting you at Lucas Vineyards.

Location Description

Lucas Vineyards is on the Cayuga Wine Trail.


  • Cayuga Lake's Oldest Winery.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 15


Jeffrey Houck


The Lucas Vineyards story begins in 1974 when Ruth Lucas and her family moved from the Bronx of New York City to a 60 acre farm in Interlaken, New York. Rooted in the family was a common dream of creating a successful family business through grape growing in the Finger Lakes region which was just starting to thrive.

The Team

Ruth Lucas
President, General Manager and Founder.

Ruthie Crawford
Vice President of Administration

Stephanie Lucas Houck
Vice President of Retail Sales

Dana Hesson
Tasting Room Manager

Jessica Siurano
Office Manager

Estate Vineyards / AVA

They are composed of a diverse blend of Vinifera and hybrid grapes covering approximately 33 acres. Our oldest plantings are from 1975 and our Riesling vines date back to 1980. We use a variety of trellis systems to train the vines. Our Vinifera grapes are all on a system called Vertical Shoot Positioning, or VSP, which maximizes light exposure and airflow through our canopies. The resultant "divided canopy" has greatly improved Lucas' wine quality over the years.

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March-October: Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Extended Summer Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day Monday-Sunday, Open until 6:00 p.m. November-February: Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *Sunday, November 10, 2013 we will be opening at NOON due to a private event. Sorry for any inconvenience. Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


3862 County Road 150
Interlaken, New York 14847
United States

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