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What Makes Lumen So Cool?

Cool Climate Wines Make for Better Companions   The above shot was taken in September at the Eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley, while I was driving up to...

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Put Your Nose In It

The first thing we do every morning when we arrive at the winery is stick our noses into things.  Not into other people's business, mind you, but barrels and bins....

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Get Your Feet Wet

Who says wineries don't still foot stomp their grapes?  Our Grenache fruit came in today from Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, the last fruit of the season for Lumen!  The berries...

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Barreling Down

With most of the Pinot Noir fruit in, both our 667 and 777 clones of Pinot Noir from Sierra Madre Vineyard have fermented and are now going into barrel!  Lane...

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Lumen 2013 Grenache from SB Highlands Vineyard

Lane Tanner, Angela Osborne, and Will Henry took a trip out to Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard to look at fruit for Lumen's upcoming 2013 Grenache.  This vineyard is near the...

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2013 Crush Under Way!

The 2013 harvest began in Sierra Madre vineyard with the picking of Pinot Noir Clone 667 on September 4.  Woohoo!  As usual, Lane Tanner (winemaker and co-owner) was the first...

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Lumen pinot noir 2014 Santa Barbara County
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Lumen coming soon!

Lumen's inaugural release will be bottled next week!   The 2012 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both from a single premium vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, will be released in November for...

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