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Lumen Wines

Lumen Wines

In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley, and realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking.  The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.


Lane has always had a reputation for being the first to call a pick in the vineyard.  Even during the 1990’s and 2000’s, at a time when most of her peers were chasing Parker scores and pushing harvest times ever later, Lane held fast to her winemaking philosophy – scores or no scores.  Ironically, her winemaking style has now come back into vogue.


Lane Tanner was the first female winemaker in Central California, and the first to dedicate her entire winery to Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir.  Her knowledge of the Santa Maria Valley dates back to her first vintage in 1981, as oenologist for Firestone, a job that the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff recommended her for.  She later made wine for Zaca Mesa and the Hitching Post, and finally under her own label in 1989. Her wines are notable for being low in alcohol and sulfites, a practice that she continues to this day.


Will Henry entered the wine business shortly after college in 1989 and worked at Leeuwin Estate Winery in Western Australia.


He then entered wine sales and worked for The Henry Wine Group, his family’s wine distribution company, on and off for the following 20 years.  In the meantime he became a widely-published journalist and photographer, and also founded the non-profit organization Save The Waves Coalition.  His knowledge of sales and marketing is the perfect complement to Lane’s winemaking skills.  Both Will and Lane make the wines together in Santa Maria, CA.


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Tasting Room Hours

Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm

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Vineyard Experience

Embark on a journey through Lumen’s estate vineyards and learn about our unique approach to farming and winemaking. Your adventure will start at the Warner Henry Vineyard, one of the first regenerative-organic vineyards in Santa Barbara County, where you will learn all about no-till and regenerative agriculture. You will also visit the Wild King Vineyard, which “turned everything we think we know about farming upside down,” according to local winemaker Gavin Chanin, who sourced grapes from us in the legendary 2021 harvest. Taste a line-up of Lumen’s finest bottles in the vineyard and learn about our natural approach to winemaking directly from the winemaking team. Complete your afternoon indulgence with an (optional) three-course meal at Pico in Los Alamos. Round-trip transportation to and from Los Alamos is included.

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Principal Varieties

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Gris


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Phone Number

(805) 350-4054

Chardonnay, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir