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HillCrest Winery and Distillery

240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097
+1 541-673-3709
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Some of the best wines the Umpqua Valley has to offer!

I'm a native to the area so I have visited most of the wineries in this region.If you are looking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jlboyce
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Oregon
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Oldest viniferous winery in Oregon

This winery was started by Richard Sommers over 50 years ago. The booming Oregon wine industry... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Dale G
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Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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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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240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a native to the area so I have visited most of the wineries in this region.If you are looking for a down to earth wine tasting experience I cannot recommend Hillcrest enough.The cozy tasting room is beautiful and rustic. Not only is every single...More

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind and generous review jlboyce. As you stated our specialty is making wines the way they were 200 years ago in Europe with low yielding all dry farmed vineyards and fermentation in our patented concrete fermenters followed by ageing in European...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This winery was started by Richard Sommers over 50 years ago. The booming Oregon wine industry owes its success to Richard who demonstrated that great wine can be grown in Oregon and for recruiting vintners to plant vineyards here. Those uppity Willamette Valley wineries think...More

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you Dale for taking the time to share your experience and especially to recognize Richards role in kicking off the modern Oregon wine industry. We are so proud to be able to travel in his footsteps and share the world class growing conditions of...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

If you're visiting the area or bringing visitors to go tasting in the Umpqua Valley, you NEED to go to Hillcrest Winery! And this is why... Hillcrest is seriously amazing. The owners, Dyson and Susan, are extremely knowledgeable about what they do. Wine isn't just...More

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Fist of all thank you for your kind words Evie. You are the 100 person to review us on Trip Advisor and thank you for taking the time to share your visits here. As I write you we are here in the Mosel Valley of...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Having lived here 50+ years and visiting this winery is wonderful, they have kept a tradition of fine wines for many years and had many people involved in the process.Quality comes from caring about your product and hillcrest delivers!More

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thank you David for taking the time to share your experience. We work hard to not only produce classic old world styled wines, but to share them in a low key, educational and fun way. Looking forward to your next visit. To the Genie in...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 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

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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