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HillCrest Winery and Distillery

240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097
+1 541-673-3709
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Delicious Wine & Wonderful Facts

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Hillcrest for the second time this last weekend. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas A
Hillcrest is for those that appreciate wine from an Artist

Dyson is the artist ! The Umpqua Valley Oregon wine artist. His wines will burn a wonderful memory... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David R
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Oregon's oldest estate winery and the birthplace of Oregon Pinot Noir. In 2014 HillCrest was recognized by the state of Oregon and in Vienna, Austria for its global contributions to the world of fine wine. In 2003 the DeMara family, with over 36 years of winemaking and grape growing around the world, took over from the Father of Oregon wine and HillCrest founder Richard Sommer. Today they specialize in classic European varieties from France, Spain and Germany crafted using the very best of old world techniques. These include the use of patented concrete fermentors for reds, extended ageing of 2-7 years and dry farming. The DeMaras invite you to taste in their tasting room which is opened every day of the year minus the big 4 holidays. There is usually a selection of 8-9 wines that are available for tasting with many more wines for sale from the wineries library. These wines are only sold here at the winery.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Hillcrest for the second time this last weekend. We were absolutely thrilled with our visit - the property is incredible (and Dyson and Susan let our dog have the run of the estate), the wine was...More

Thank Thomas A
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Thomas for taking the time to share you experience at our family's winery. We love what we do and try to share our experience here as well as those we have had making wine in other parts of the world. Susan and I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dyson is the artist ! The Umpqua Valley Oregon wine artist. His wines will burn a wonderful memory in your taste buds ! Wow. Those that KNOW great wine will know his wines are great. Oh, yeh. First Pinot Noir in Oregon.More

Thank David R
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you very kind review David R. We work hard to produce intense yet supple wines that speak to the vineyards from which they come. Working around the world in many great wineries and wine regions, as many of our family members have,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Hillcrest after living in the are for a long time. Their wines are amazing. It has been a long time since I have been "wowed" by a wine tasting. The winemakers are so friendly and knowledgeable. That coupled with the comfortable and...More

Thank Emily V
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Emily thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. My family and I have worked hard to produce concentrated and distinctive wines from our estates vineyards. Equally as important, is sharing our passion for great wine and "The good life" in...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is the standout winery in the Umpqua valley. I love wine, and in my travels I've visited over 50 wineries in 7 states and 3 continents. Big ones, small ones, great ones, not so great ones (and 5 in the Umpqua valley) but none...More

Thank Stuart P
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Stewart thank you for your passionate and kind words regarding our family's winery. We work hard at producing wines the way they were grown and made a 100 years ago. Real Wines. Real People. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I must admit that I was attracted to Hillcrest Winery because it was described as the oldest estate Winery in Oregon and the origin of Pinot Noir. It appealed to my sense of history and the fact that its wines are not available in stores...More

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our family's winery. We work hard to provide a unique experience that reflects our history and time making wines around the world. We look forward to seeing you here at HillCrest soon. To the...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The birth place of Pinot Noir- the owner also creates quality varietals. We enjoyed a flight- the owner likes the reverse approach to tastings as the reds build to light whites. I still prefer the other way as the whites are too sweet after the...More

Thank Tonya C
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you TC for taking the time to share your experience. Our family works hard to produce dry farmed, old world styled reds and whites. Were looking forward to releasing our dry whites later this summer and sorry we were sold out when you visited....More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Pinot Noir has made Oregon wines famous. This is where it started in the early 1960s. Current owners are very nice, friendly, with plelnty of knowledge to share about wines. An easy drive from Roseburg.More

Thank Duck1949
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other TA explorers. My wife and I work hard to not only produce wines made using old world techniques and values, but to share them in a low key, friendly and educational manner. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We were pretty disappointed by the red wines in Roseburg. We enjoyed a lot of rose and white wines, but didn't care for many of their reds. Hillcrest was the only vineyard where we enjoyed the red wines. They were actually flavorful and we'll balanced....More

Thank Dianah R
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you Dianah for taking the time to share your experience with our family's winery. We grow and make our wines using the very best of old world techniques like dry farming hillside sites and using our patented concrete fermenters for all our reds. "The...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Okay first, I know I'm not the only one that would be creeped out a little by the Game of Thrones heads, right? I only knocked it down a point because there's no bathroom, you have to use a port-a-potty, and we were told "it's...More

Thank boymom86
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to share your experience. We apologize for that the rest room was closed (we are remodeling) and will have that corrected soon. On the day of your visit we were sold out of our dry whites...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This the second time we have been to this winery. It is one of the oldest winery's in Oregon. Lots of history here. Dyson and Susan are great hosts and their wines are amazing. They have a large variety of unusual as well as local...More

Thank Mike L
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you Mike for your kind words and support. We work hard at producing old world styled wines that speak to a different time and place. It is our belief that good wines taste like a grape and great wines taste like a place. Thank...More

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