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Lumen Wines

Lumen Wines
458 Bell St.
Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 350-4054
Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-5:00pm

Hands On Honest Winemaking

Lumen Wines: In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley. They quickly realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County. They followed a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Memorable Wines

The duo asserts the most balanced (and memorable) wines are made from fruit  picked relatively early on the harvest calendar. Consequently, the end result: a wine  livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

Discover Lumen Wines: Regenerative Practices for a Sustainable Future

Lumen Wines: Pinot Noir is Our First Love

At Lumen Wines, our environmental commitment is at the heart of everything we do. Our wine journey begins in the vineyard, where we employ strict regenerative organic practices to cultivate amazing fruit from healthy soil. Our low-intervention winemaking process ensures that each grape – picked at optimum ripeness – balances sugar and acidity perfectly. All Lumen wines are low in sulfur, vegan, gluten-free, and additive-free.

Our wines are produced in very small quantities, with many available only by special order. This ensures that every bottle of Lumen Pinot Noir 2020 Santa Maria Valley and our other varietals are crafted with exceptional care and attention to detail.

Stories From a Small Production Winery and Regenerative Vineyard


Dive into a world of flavor with our immersive tours and tasting experiences at Lumen Wines. From vineyard strolls to intimate tastings, savor the essence of our exceptional wines amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Santa Barbara Wine Country:


Let’s Get Technical with Will Henry

At Lumen, we believe in transparency. Therefore, each bottle comes with detailed information, including vineyard source, AVA, variety, clone, pH, TA (titratable acidity), and Brix at harvest. These technical details help us achieve the perfect balance in our wines, ensuring they are neither too acidic nor too sweet.

Our goal is to pick grapes at the perfect moment, typically when Brix is between 21 and 24, pH from 3.4 to 3.8, and TA of .5 to .8 grams per 100ml. Similarly, this meticulous attention to detail ensures our wines are both age-worthy and delightful in their youth.

Every harvest season presents unique challenges, but our commitment to taste and quality never wavers. We taste every sample of juice. making the final decision on pick day based on flavor as well as chemical analysis.

Good fruit leads to good wine. At Lumen, we strive for balance and longevity in both our wines and our lives. Come experience the difference that dedication and passion make at Lumen Wines.

Join us and discover the beauty of Lumen Wines. Where passion for the land and a commitment to excellence meet to create extraordinary wines.

Lumen Wines

458 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
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