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HillCrest Winery and Distillery

240 Vineyard Lane, Roseburg, OR 97471
541.673.3709
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Ranked #4 of 11 activities in Roseburg
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Oregon's oldest estate winery and European Distillery. Our family invites you to experience our new world wines made using old world traditions. All... more » Owner description: Oregon's oldest estate winery and European Distillery. Our family invites you to experience our new world wines made using old world traditions. All of our artisan wines are crafted using grapes from dry farmed, old vine, hillside vineyards. This follows into the cellar where we use extended barrel ageing and fermentation of our reds in patented concrete fermentors. Oregon's most natural and traditionally made wines. Starting 2011 we will be introducing our French inspired fruit Eaux de Vies from Cherries, Apricot, Pear and wine grapes. FROMMERS- Best wines in Southern Oregon. Not sold in stores. Mention this ad for complementary tasting. Tasting Daily 11-5 March-Dec To the Genie in the bottle! « less
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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Dyson and Susan Demara do a great job with their wines. Delicious, and crafted to be enjoyed with food. Nice tasting room, and a wonderful experience. The tasting fee is waived with purchase.

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Yucaipa, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We enjoyed the wine, However the lady working was talking 100 mph and constantly interrupting the guest. She would not let us carry on an actual conversation with the other people there and at one point a couple had to step outside to get a break from her. She made sure you knew about her classes and column and that... More

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

If there was only one winery you could pick to see while in Roseburg it would have to be this one. In real estate they say location, location, location. The title says it all.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A nice point of origin for the Oregon wine industry. The setting near the base of Callahan ridge, in foothills that an easterner might call mountains, is typical of other small wineries in Douglas county. The wine is excellent and the presentation and education in the rustic tasting room has been consistently enlightening in several visits. Although I have other... More

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The First winery in Oregon, so a very historic winery. Dyson DeMara, the owner is a very knowledgable wine lover and has great passion for wine and happy to educate anyone interested on wines. The wines are very nice, and as mother nature intends each year leads to different styles, if you want a homogenized wine that is the same... More

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have visited many of the wineries in our local area since we moved here. This is one of our favorites. It is a small family run vineyard, with a winemaker who seems to get the best from grapes grown in the vineyards. We find the wines have character and are always enjoyable to taste, and have with dinner. They... More

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Shingletown, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is the oldest winery in the area. There are some very nice wines. It costs $5 per person to taste but you can taste everything on the list and "revisit" the list if you want. When you walk in, it smells like a winery should. The room is large and the server was very fun to talk with. There... More

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hillcrest Winery has an incredible winemaker Dyson DeMara, who shares his passion and knowledge about wine in a very entertaining and educational manner. Dyson consistently makes the most amazing wines. We have been visiting the Hillcrest Winery for many years and always enjoy experience and the wines. Dyson's dry farmed vineyard produces grapes of amazing complexity. He uses old world... More

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Vernon, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Native American sculptural garden is upstaged only by the ancient, moss-encrusted vines...in the poorly cared for vineyard. That probably says it all. The attention here is in the shop, not the vineyard, where wines are really made, but there, in the shop, sorry to say, the wines are very uneven. The whites are terrible. This can't be stressed too... More

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Villa Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

And I mean that in a good way. Hillcrest is small and claims its the oldest estate winery in Oregon. Nice owners that pour and educate you on their wines. It is partly "dry farmed" meaning most of the moisture to grow the gapes comes from mother nature. It can "stress" the grapes and yields some very flavorful, if not... More

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