Lumos Wine Co.; Temperance Hill Vineyard
Dai Crisp has been growing wine grapes in the Willamette Valley of Oregon since 1986. He started winegrowing at his family farm, helping his folks plant and develop the Wren Vineyard, organically farming the site. In 1989 he began farming professionally, managing Croft Vineyard. In 1999 he took on management of Temperance Hill Vineyard, a high-elevation site in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Dai and PK McCoy moved to the family farm in 2000 and they started Lumos Wine Co. that same year. Dai has been engaged in research efforts, served on the Oregon Wine Board and has worked on securing federal research funding for agriculture in Oregon, Washington and Idaho for over 22 years. He continues to farm Wren, Logsdon Ridge and Temperance Hill vineyards, all certified organic by the USDA and the state of Oregon. When time allows, Dai loves exploring the southwest, photographing landscape and native American ruins and rock art sites.