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Oregon Wine Month Profile: Lumos Wines

The Lumos Wine Company was launched in 2000 by Dai Crisp, a dashing grape grower and winemaker, and his groovy wife and business partner, PK McCoy. Dai was first introduced to viticulture in 1986 when he helped his parents plant a small, 10-acre vineyard on their farm in Wren, Oregon. PK was first introduced to Dai in 1991, when he served her a beer in a local tavern. In 1990, Dai began professionally growing wine grapes at Croft Vineyards where he developed his own unique, that is to say, sustainable and earth and people-friendly style of grape growing. Since 1999, Dai has been managing Temperance Hill Vineyard, a 100-acre site in the Eola Hills, just west of Salem, Oregon, and making wine from the grapes grown on the site.

With the help of his dauntless crew, Dai grows all of the fruit that goes into the Lumos wines on three different USDA Certified Organic vineyards; Wren Vineyard – the Lumos estate vineyard; Temperance Hill Vineyard – highly esteemed Grower of the Year for 2014 vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and Logsdon Ridge Vineyard aka Rudolfo. He has been farming wine grapes using sustainable and organic methods for 20 years. This philosophy of using a natural approach with minimal intervention also drives the winemaking.

We are delighted to offer five of his wines in our shop, each one as unique and well crafted as the next.
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Aidan O'Leary

As the Well Produced food contributor, she tries to focus on seasonal dishes that span the entire spectrum from clean eating to comfort food. She loves peonies, ponies, and paper (of the hand made variety).

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