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.
This year’s harvest is shaping up to produce a very memorable vintage! Come celebrate with us as we fire up the 2018’s in the winery and release the 2016 Pinots in the tasting room. During the entire month of October we’ll be pouring various 2016 Pinots including the North Block from Temperance Hill – one of the stars of the 2018 International Pinot Noir Celebration.
Pick your Wine Club order up in October and you’ll be entered into a drawing to join Dai and PK for the “Made by Hand” dinner at del Alma on Friday, Nov 9.
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.
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.
Wine Enthusiast: One of 5 Oregon Vineyards Worth Knowing
Lumos 2014 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir: One of 6 Essential Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs (Wine & Spritis)
2014 Grower of the Year: Temperance Hill (Wine & Spirits)
Owned by the Rudolph family and known to our team as Rudolfo, this small 10-acre vineyard 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.