Lumos Wine Co. – Snail Award

Philomath OR

24000 Cardwell Hill Dr.

tel. (541) 929-3519


15 ac – 32,400 bt


Lumos wines are at the intersection of integrity, quality and affordability.



Dai Crisp once aspired to fame as an actor, but thanks to his 18 years of farming at Temperance Hill, he is known far and wide as one of the best vineyard managers in all of Oregon. In addition to managing Temperance Hill, Crisp somehow finds time to work his own vineyard and help winemaker Julia Cattrall craft some of the finest: under the radar” wines around. Crisp represents the third generation to farm his family’s homestead near the Pacific Coast Range, and he shares those duties with his wife, PK McCoy.



Crisp’s parents christened Wren Vineyard by planting vines in 1985. It is planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. It is a cool site with frost issues, but thanks to southern exposure and an overhead frost protection system, the grapes rarely have trouble ripening. Crisp also farms and purchases fruit from nearby Logsdon Ridge Vineyard, a warmer 10-acre site planted exclusively with Pinot Gris. Wren and Logdson Ridge are cultivated with the same organic techniques used by Crisp at Temperance Hill. Initially, the grapes from Wren Vineyard were sold off, but in 2000 Lumos Wine Co. was formed to release the first vintage of Crisp’s own wines.



The Rudolfo Pinot Gris 2016 has a grassy Sauvignon Blanc- like nose, mouth-watering acidity, nice minerality and tropical fruit and Granny Smith apple flavors. The Temperance Hill Pinot Noir has a complex aromatic set that includes blackberries, leather black shoe polish and a wisp of smoke. The palate displays cassis and spicy mocha flavors supported by a serious tannic structure. Five Block Pinot Noir 2015 (Slow Wine) Provides ample scents and flavors of dark cherries, raspberries, white pepper and dark chocolate.


FERTILIZERS green manure, manure
PLANT PROTECTION copper and sulfur
WEED CONTROL mechanical
YEASTS commercial cultured yeasts, spontaneous fermentation
GRAPES 100% estate-grown


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