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WARNING: Hunky winemaker photo!

Join us next Thursday

as we welcome

Gustavo Bertagna

assistant winemaker for Susana Balbo.


September 27th from 6:00 to 8:00

In the Lukas Tasting Room


Born and raised in a family of winemakers, Gustavo followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. In 2008, he graduated with a degree of oenology from Universidad J. A. Maza (Mendoza – Argentina) and a few months later, he decided to deepen his knowledge by returning for his Masters in Wine Management & Business Administration. Meanwhile, he began his career as a winemaker for Dominio del Plata.


Gustavo gesticulates next to a tank.

More than just a pretty face gesticulating next to a tank, Gustavo is also a passionate lover (of wine) with a keen eye for developing trends in the world of wine.

Of course, his intoxicating gaze and rustic accent will transport you to a far-off land where dreams become reality, but there will ALSO be wine to taste! 7 wines, in fact – including:

  • Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon: Aromatic nose offers ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. Explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, and then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish.
  • Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon: Full-bodied with classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of rich red fruits, plum, tobacco, roasted coffee beans, and a touch of fresh mint.
  • Ben Marco Malbec: Ripe red fruits and roasted coffee bean aromas; lush and penetrating on the palate with chewy, currant jam flavors, bright acidity, and an almost savory finish. A touch of Bonarda adds greater complexity and balance.
  • Susana Balbo Signature Malbec: Exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and violets are mirrored on the palate. A ripe and rich style of wine, reigning in the fruit and focusing it into a long finish.
  • BenMarco Expresivo: An old vine blend with layers of ripe currant fruit, dense black cherry, and notes of brown spice, dark chocolate and sandalwood.
  • Susana Balbo Brioso: A big, yet refined, lush Bordeaux blend with core of black currant fruit and layers of tobacco and cedar.
  • Susana Balbo Late Harvest Torrontes: A unique dessert wine with enticing flavors of lychee and honey, and a delicate, silky finish.

There is no charge to attend

– please join us in the tasting room –

beginning at 6:00pm!

Glenmorangie Tasting Tonight

The Glenmorangie SMSW tasting starts in 20 mins with Brand Ambassador, Gregor Mina. From 5-7 PM we will be tasting out most of the Glenmorangie portfolio with some additional special prices for the duration of the event. This event is complimentary and you must be 21 years-old to attend.


-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

Balvenie SMSW Class with Lorne Cousin


Lorne Cousin, Balvenie Brand Ambassador, plays his bagpipes for Lukas class patrons that are enjoying one of the best single malt scotch whisky events this year! Everyone had an absolute blast learning about the rare craft method/thinking and behind-the-scenes access to what makes Balvenie so unique and popular to SMSW lover’s around the globe. Mega cheers to Lorne Cousin, Tim Burkhardt & William Grant & Son’s for making this class happen. Cheers, -Adam M. England, Lukas Spirits Manager