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“Pino noir” 5 of 5 stars
Review of HillCrest Winery and Distillery

HillCrest Winery and Distillery
240 Vineyard Lane, Roseburg, OR 97471
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Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Roseburg
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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!
Roseburg, Oregon
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pino noir”
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 favorites in Douglas county, a visit here is a must.

Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Old World practices with a historic story and great owner”
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 year in and year out buy one from the corporations that own most of California.

Love the Rogue valley and the drives to the wineries. Take the time to explore Hillcrest and other wineries in the region. You will be happy you did.

Visited September 2012
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Roseburg, Oregon
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“Incredible Wines - Wines You Want to Taste”
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 dry farm, in the European style, the vines are grown naturally but are not poorly cared for. Like the estate wineries in Europe, their production is small, but they produce some of he best wines that we have tasted in the region.

Visited July 2013
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Shingletown, California
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“This was a nice place to visit”
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 are no cheeses or crackers like at the other wineries in the area. The cost per bottle is average to expensive. but they take $5 off a bottle if you buy one. Worth the drive to find this place.

Visited April 2013
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Roseburg, Oregon
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“A good wine taste like the grape, a great wine taste like a place.”
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 techniques in making these masterpiece wines.
If you have time to visit only one winery, make it Hillcrest.
It is a great place to take family & friends.

Visited January 2013
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