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The Wild King (part one)

I was always a believer that being wild was a good thing - to a point. Be it a confrontation with a bear on a remote surf trip...

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Hey Ginger!

Some of the greatest discoveries of mankind were made by accident. Perhaps the best known (and beneficial) was made by scientist Dr. Alexander Fleming, who went on vacation...

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Let’s Get Technical

There’s a lot of geeky stuff on the back of a Lumen bottle - wine-geeky stuff. So why is it there? Not only are the basic facts listed...

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Will Henry sifts sand in the open ground that is to become the first estate vineyard for Lumen Wines, in Orcutt.
A Handful Of Sand

No two grains of sand are alike - or so a geologist will tell you - and the same goes for fistfuls. Take, for example, a microscopic photograph...

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Warner’s Most Transcendent Glass of Wine

tran-scend-ent/  adjective 1. beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding 2. exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence In 1990 I flew to...

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Orange is the New Pink

“Is that a note of melon or is it a hint of Goodyear rubber?”  For the past few decades orange wine has been steadily gaining followers in the...

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Clandestine Love

I’ll never forget the first time I fell in love with Grenache. I was at a fancy restaurant on an otherwise unmemorable date, and I decided to splurge...

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Orange Crush

LUMEN has officially kicked off the 2019 harvest with an early pick of Pinot Gris from Sierra Madre Vineyard, and Lane has once again donned her magic yellow boot....

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