The from the state Missouri originating winemaker and vine grower Lucian W. Dressel is considered one of the American US wine pioneers of modern times. He studied at the University of California in Berkeley with Dr. med. Harold Paul Olmo (1909-2006) Oenology. Dressel was the owner of Mount Pleasant Winery, founded in 1859 in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was one of the pioneers of the rebirth and quality enhancement of the Missouri wine industry in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1976 produced one Eiswein, Together with his two winegrowers Millard Cohen and Howard Nason, he was responsible for making Augusta the first one AVA was classified.
After his divorce in 1991, he left the operation to his brother Phillip, he relented California and did various jobs inside and outside the wine industry. Most recently, he was General Manager and Winemnaker at Mary Michelle Winery Winery in Carrollton Illinois active. With the American hybrid Cynthiana ( Norton ), which he had already cultivated in Missouri, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon he created the three new breeds at the beginning of the 2000s Cabernet Diane. Cabernet Doré and Crimson Cabernet, as well as with Zinfandel the new breed Zinthiana, His son Fred Dressel is also a winemaker and also an advisor.