David Lucas

David Lucas opened The Lucas Winery in Lodi, Ca., in 1978.  The winery produces fewer than 2,000 cases of wine each year.  Most of the wine is sold on-site to tourists and others who visit their winery, and Lucas has built a tasting room for just that purpose.  Lucas maintains a website and a mailing list of customers from across the United States.

  • February 3, 2000    |   Economic Liberty

    New York Wine

    Uncorking Freedom: Challenging Protectionist Restraints on Direct Interstate Wine Shipments to Consumers

    Juanita Swedenburg, Virginia vintner and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, successfully waged the nation’s leading legal battle to reestablish the American ideals of unfettered interstate commerce, especially on the Internet. With the help of the Institute for Justice, Swedenburg challenged discriminatory laws that existed only to protect the monopoly power of large,…

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