About Lukas

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Welcome to Lukas Wine & Spirits St. Louis!

4 Wine Experts

5 Beer Experts

4 Spirits Experts

1 Cigar Expert

And a very well rounded staff ready to help you in enhancing your libation experience!

-Party Planning Department

-Best Keg Selection in St. Louis

-Wine and Beer by the glass!

-Personal Shopper Available

-Fastest Checkouts in Town

-Curbside Loading

Best Selection in Town!!!

31,000 Square Feet
Tasting Room
Over 4,000 Wines
1,500 Spirits
1,400 Beers
Full Line of Cigars
Accessories upon accessories

Lukas Wine & Spirits began with a small 3800 square foot retail store in Lenexa, Kansas. Appealing to wine consumers became the direction of the company. In 1995 Lukas moved to an 18,000 square foot store in Overland Park, Kansas. It was there that the concept of “low margin, high volume” began.

In June 2000 the Ellisville, Missouri location opened.  At 24,000 square feet we became one of the largest stores of its kind in the Midwest.  What you’ll find inside Lukas Wine & Spirits:

-Over 4,000 Wines means we are able to select for you the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion.  We have plenty of grapes you know, (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscato) and plenty of grapes you might not be familiar with. (Verdejo, Barbera, Petite Sirah)

1,500 Spirits means we have an entire wall dedicated to Scotch Whiskey and an entire wall dedicated to Vodka.  While we boast the Spirits you know and like, we can easily find you a new favorite Rum, Tequila or Gin to enjoy in your cocktail of choice or just over ice.

1,400 Beers means we can make any beer drinker happy.  Whether you prefer a nice, crisp light lager or a heavy, thick Imperial Stout, our beer department stays on top of everything happening in the ever expanding beer world.

Lukas was named “ Best Liquor Store” by the Riverfront Times in 2006 and 2014.  Beeradvocate.com says we are the best beer store in Missouri. Our store is staffed with 5 wine consultants, 5 beer experts, 4 spirit advisers and 1 cigar expert. ”EVERYDAY LOW PRICE” will always be our concept.

In March 2008 Gary Bilder became the sole owner of Lukas Wine & Spirits in Ellisville. Gary has lived in St. Louis for 19 years and is proud to be a part of a locally owned company. He has been a retail manager for over 41 years and shows no signs of stopping. Gary was the first Assistant Manager of Sam’s Club in 1981 and in 1982, he became General Manager of the second ever Sam’s Club.  It was at this time that Gary held the first liquor license within the Wal-Mart company. Over the 41 years, Gary received many accolades:

-During his ten years with Sam’s, his store was twice named “Warehouse of the Year” and once named “Store of the Year”.

-He was a coach at the Walton Institute in Little Rock, Ark.  His store also received the Helen Walton Award for Excellence.

In July 2019, Gary sold Lukas Wine & Spirits to Andy Patel, a small business owner who lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Andy is the founder and owner of Apple Investment Group, which oversees various restaurant and retails operations from New Mexico to Virginia. He is currently the 17th largest small business owner in the United States, and his dedication to his employees and willingness to invest in his company makes him stand out as business owner who is willing to listen and learn.

General Manager: Jon Lane
Wine Manager: Matt Hardin
Special Operations Manager: Mike Cherre
Beer Manager: Jeff Brooks
Spirits Manager: Shelby Durham

St. Louis' only FULL SERVICE Wine and Spirits store. 15678 Manchester Rd. Ellisville, MO 63011

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