In 1990, Dai Crisp began professionally growing wine grapes at Croft Vineyards, where he began to develop his own unique, sustainable, earth-friendly 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. While always interested in the process of wine-making, it wasn’t until Dai had proven to himself and others that he could grow an outstanding wine that he finally made the leap with his own label.
With the help of his dauntless crew, Dai grows all of the fruit that goes into the Lumos wines. All the grapes used in the Lumos wines are grown using organic-based fertilizers, certified organic fungicides and mechanical cultivation rather than herbicides. The grapes are grown to produce the greatest potential flavors and complexity.