Wine & Spirits - Top 100 Wineries of 2016 & 2022
2019 North Pinot Noir - 94 points and Top 50 US Pinots
2019 Swan Pinot Noir - 94 points and Top 50 US Pinots
Lumos Wine Company started with Dai and PK in 2000 and has aged into a home-grown team of people all dedicated to hard work and good wine. Dai grows all of the grapes used in our wines in USDA/Oregon certified organic vineyards. This philosophy of using a natural approach with minimal intervention also drives the winemaking, the result being a selection of honest and beautiful award-winning wines.
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The Lumos tasting room is located on our historic family farm in Wren, OR – just 16 miles west of Corvallis and forty miles east of the coast. Housed in the big ol’ barn on what is left of the H bar H Dude Ranch which flourished in the 1940’s, the tasting room sits atop the vineyard and provides a view of the Oregon coast range and Mary’s Peak that is unique to the valley. One of the original guest cabins still stands above the vineyard and serves as a cozy, rustic overnight rental. We invite you to visit us and learn more about our farm and winery and our colorful local history.
2021 Wren Chardonnay ~ Searing acidity and crisp texture light the way for this invigorating Chardonnay. Aromas of strawberry lemonade, hyacinth and a touch of fennel lead to flavors like Meyer lemons, salted cashews and wet rocks. If your palate is weary, this is the tonic you need. — Michael Alberty, July 2023
92 Points in Wine Enthusiast | $38 | SOLD OUT
2018 Pumphouse Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ The Pumphouse block sits at over 820 feet above sea level. Its thin, low-fertility soils resulted in a magnificent 2018 wine filled with aromas and flavors of raspberries, black cherries, clove spice, seared steak and leather. It has a crisp texture, with zippy acidity and brawny tannins. Enjoy now–2033 – Michael Alberty, July ’23
92 Points and Cellar Selection in Wine Enthusiast | $57 | Purchase in Online Store
2019 North Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ North is one of Temperance Hill’s high-elevation parcels, an exposed site rising to 850 feet, yielding a wine of exceptional tension and firm structure. It starts off opaque, with dusty scents of strawberry leather and tobacco leaf. After a day, the flavors become sleek and elegant; there’s surprising concentration to the plum and strawberry fruit, with an herbal savor and earthy plum-skin tannins. It’s got the stuff to cellar. -P.J.C. April ’22
94 Points and Year’s Top 50 US Pinots in Wine & Spirits|$57 | Purchase in Online Store
2018 Eola-Amity Hills Double Barrel Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ This wine is pleasingly savory and coniferous, an evocation of the Pacific Northwest and the Van Duzer winds. The fir, pine and cedar notes prop up delicate red-berry fruit and, for the moment, this wine is about tension and energy. Its lively, mouth-filling acidity seems to ensure a long life. -P.J.C. April ’22
94 Points in Wine & Spirits | $65 | Purchase in Online Store
THE DAUNTLESS CREW
This is the crew that tends the grapes that go into the wines that Lumos makes
ROCKIN’ WINERY TEAM
This is the team that presses the juice that goes into the wines that Lumos makes
TASTING ROOM TEAM
These are the folks that fill your glass with all the wines that Lumos makes
Temperance Hill, managed by Dai Crisp since 1999, is a 100-acre vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the northern Willamette Valley. Owned by the Koo family, this second-generation vineyard was first planted in 1981 on basalt-based volcanic soil. The vineyard is primarily made up of Pinot Noir, with a few acres of Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. With an elevation range of 660 to 860 feet, Temperance Hill is a cool site, providing excellent growing conditions for Pinot Noir. Learn More.
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Owned by the Rudolph family and known to our team as Rudolfo, this small 10-acre vineyard is planted entirely to Pinot Gris and has been farmed by Dai and his team since 2000. Located just north of Corvallis, it is a warm, low elevation site that ripens very early. Its crop level over the last three years has been around 2.7 tons to the acre. The vineyard supplies 6 clients, all making beautiful Pinot Gris.
Our home site, originally planted in 1985 by Dai and his folks, has grown to 15 acres and is planted in Pommard Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Dijon clone Chardonnay. Elevation is 300 – 500 feet and even with direct south facing exposure, it is an extremely cool site prone to frost. An overhead frost protection system makes it possible to farm wine grapes here and when we do see a crop through the entire season without any frost these grapes make a most stunning wine.