In 1995 his father bought Quinta do Ribeiro Santo in Carregal do Sal, renovated the house and replanted the vineyards where nowadays Carlos Lucas produces his signature wines from Dão. The first wine of Quinta do Ribeiro Santo was launched to the market in 2000.
His major rise happened in 2000 when his winemaking at Quinta de Sá de Baixo and Quinta das Tecedeiras in Douro started. Shortly after, in 2001 he embraced the new project at Quinta do Encontro in Bairrada.
Carlos Lucas bet on making wines in Vale de São Francisco in Brasil, in Piemont, Italy and Priorat in Spain. He also added Herdade Monte Cal in Alentejo and Quinta do Gradil in Estremadura to his winemaking voyage.
After a great success and recognition, by marking his presence and image in the world of wines he left the administration and enology in Global Wines (Dão Sul) in 2011. In the same year, Carlos Lucas creates Magnum - Carlos Lucas Vinhos Lda adding to his portfolio estates like Quinta da Alameda in Dão, Maria Mora in Alentejo and embracing a small project, Baton in Douro.