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.
Woohoo – the air quality index is 17 this morning! I don’t know if Oregonians have ever been so happy for so much rain all at one time. Thanks to all of this glorious rain clearing the air we are open again and are happy to announce that we have the Fall Wine Club Release ready so come on out and breathe!
That’s right – we’re offering open seating. With all the beautiful open space we have out here it is easy to keep everyone safely distanced while you enjoy the kind of exceptional experience you’ve come to love out here at the big ol’ barn.
~ We are still offering 50% off shipping costs for all orders of 4 bottles or more through our website ~
Phone – (541) 929-3519
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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.
2017 Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Dai Crisp has been farming the shallow, lean, basalt-edged soils of Temperance Hill for 21 years. This wine gives clues to its structure as you first lean into it, with it piney, slightly dusty aromas. The evergreen scent carries into the black cherry fruit, the textures tense with a mineral compactness and silky, seductive tannins. It’s in great balance now, and will age beautifully. (260 cases) – P.J.C.
95 Points | $45 | Purchase in Online Store
2016 Eola-Amity Hills The G Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Dai Crisp calls this “G” because, he says, it’s like Guam, “all on its own out there” on the southwest corner of Temperance Hill, nearly adjacent to Cristom’s vineyards. The wine is singular, with a seductively savory character – scents of clove, lavender and pinesap – and sleek notes of black cherry and plum. It feels composed and elegant, with lively acidity and fine soil-inflected tannins. No need to wait: This is showing beautifully now. (59 cases) – P.J.C.
94 Points | $48 | Purchase in Online Store
2017 Eola-Amity Hills Upper Bench Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir This leads with scents of mineral dust and caramelly oak. With air it fills out, with a pure driving black-cherry flavor, gripping minerals and what seems like the cool side of perfect ripeness, dark and cinnamony, with a basaltic, mineral close. (69 cases) – P.J.C.
93 Points | $48 | Purchase in Online Store
2016 Eola-Amity Hills Pumphouse Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir From a high-elevation parcel planted in Witzel soils, the rockiest, most impoverished soil series in the Eola Hills, this muscular wine starts out smokey and mulled in its dark plum richness. With air, the wine lights up, retaining a generous core of plum fruit and vine-bark savor, all the while remaining generous, succulent and remarkably focused, with cedary tannins and rippling acidity. (45 cases) -P.J.C.
92 Points | $48 | Purchase in Online Store
2016 Eola-Amity North Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir This block is exposed to the elements, rising to 850 feet on the north side of the property. The wine smells of tea and dried flowers; the flavors are deep, dark cherry, with a gentle acidity and fine tannins that will pair beautifully with smoked trout. (91 cases) -P.J.C.
91 Points | $48 | Purchase in Online Store
2017 Eola-Amity Hills The G Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir This bottling is drawn from an outlying shallow-soiled parcel of Temperance Hill. It’s intensely mineral, giving the dark violet plum fruit tension and drive. This needs some months to pull together. (97 cases) – P.J.C.
91 Points | $48 | Purchase in Online Store
2016 Eola-Amity Upper Bench Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Scents of tanbark and freshly turned earth lend a savory note to this dark, red-fruited pinot. Its flavors fall to black plum and dried clay, with smokiness to the tannins that suggests grilled duck breast as a pairing. (67 cases) – P.J.C.
90 points | $48 | Purchase in Online Store
2017 Willamette Valley Five Blocks Pinot Noir ( Best Buy ) Five Blocks typically includes parcels from Temperance Hill and Dai Crisp’s cooler home vineyard, Wren. This wine starts off green, with scents of red cherry, tree bark and pine tips. The flavors are fine and delicate, a bit austere, though, with air, the dark weave of its fruit brightens. For the cellar. (269 cases) – P.J.C.
90 Points | $25 | 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. 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.