The one from the state Missouri Originating winegrower and vine grower Lucian W. Dressel is considered one of the American wine pioneers of modern times. He studied at the University of California in Berkeley with Dr. Harold Paul Olmo (1909-2006) Enology. Dressel owned the Mount Pleasant Winery in St. Charles County, Missouri, founded in 1859. He was one of the pioneers for the rebirth and quality boom of the Missouri wine industry in the 1960s and 1970s. Produced one in 1976 Eiswein, Together with his two winegrower colleagues Millard Cohen and Howard Nason, he was largely responsible for making Augusta the first in 1980 AVA was classified.
After his divorce in 1991, he left the business to his brother Phillip, and he followed suit California and held various jobs inside and outside the wine industry. Most recently, he was General Manager and Winemnaker at Mary Michelle Winery in Carrollton in 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 varieties in the early 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 gives advice.