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Address: 240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097
Phone Number: 541.673.3709
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Oregon's oldest estate winery and European Distillery. Our family invites...

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!

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Such a nice surprise!

I went in to Hillcrest after doing some research and knowing they have been around long before wineries became popular. They also were the first to make pinot noir. It could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in to Hillcrest after doing some research and knowing they have been around long before wineries became popular. They also were the first to make pinot noir. It could have been a "snooty" place, but the husband and wife team that make the wine and run the tasting room, were anything but. I spent an hour and a... More 

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your support, kind words and taking the extra effort to research wineries in the area and selecting our family's. My wife and I consider it an honor to have taken over the most historically significant winery in the Pacific North West from the "Father of Oregon Wine" Richard Sommer. As you know we have worked not only... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must visit, if you like good wine. You get excellent quality in your glass with thoughtful descriptions and explanations. People are super nice and helpful. If you have time to see only one Umpqua winery, go to HillCrest!

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our family's winery. This year is our 36 in the wine business and whom knew it would be such a great journey. When we came to Oregon, from owning a vineyard and working in Napa Valley, it was to live our our version of... More 

Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With wine names like Le Pig, Jordi & Anonymus and the fun but educational stories behind them. You'll be glad you stopped in to taste/buy his really good wines.

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It's our goal to have the most educational and casual yet friendly tasting experience. We love to share the Umpqua Valleys most unique line up of blends and varietals. Cheers from our family and we look forward to having you here again. More 

Santa Clarita, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Dyson is the epitome of passionate winemaking. His expertise is evident in his diverse wines from many wine regions of the world - Spain, Italy, Germany, and others. The education you will receive alone will make your tasting experience one you will not soon forget. But the wines - WOW! Someone leaving as our party arrived said to me to... More 

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you for your kind words. As you found out we love sharing our passion for all things wine. After spending 3 decades working and producing wines around the world, we feel honored to have taken over for the "Father of Oregon Wine" Richard Sommer at the states only certified historical winery. His legacy of many first is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The winery is up a hill on a quiet road. Watch for the sign or you will miss it. This is one of my 3 favorite wineries in Roseburg. The owners travel to Italy a few times a year and bring back a few wines to taste. The pourers are very educated. They also sell a good value olive oil... More 

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We strive to make the most natural and classic wines we can after decades of working here in the US and abroad. These techniques are those that were used 200 years ago in the old world like dry farming, hillside vineyards and our own patented concrete fermenters. Making wines here in the great Umpqua... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We weren't expecting much when we arrived because another winery told us we wouldn't like the wines and we had already visited the disappointing Paul O'Brien winery, whose owner also part-owns Hillcrest. I still think $10 for tasting is too much in Umpqua Valley, but my husband and I shared a taste and we actually enjoyed several of the wines.... More 

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for visit and kind review. All of our families wines come from low yielding, dry farmed hillside vineyards and display the terroir driven character of the best from the old world. Only sold here so thank you for taking home a few bottles. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place to taste an amazing selection of wines from Pinot Noir to Barbera to Tempranillo, .... We came here due to the positive reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Definitely plan to come back.

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and your kind review. As a small family winery we take great pride in only using the best of classic wine farming and making techniques. We only bottle the top third of what we produce to only sell in our wineries tasting room. Thank you again. More 

Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

When you come to Oregon for wine tasting (and also the beautiful scenery, rivers with Salmon and Bass, scenic valleys, clean fresh air with blue skies, Crater Lake National Park, the seacoast with huge tasty Dungeness crabs), you must visit HillCrest Winery. HillCrest was the first winery in Oregon to make Pinot Noir, contrary to claims by others. HillCrest is... More 

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you David and glad you enjoyed our unique tasting experience. After working in wine around the world in Europe, South America and Asia it is our goal to not only make wines that speak to the nature they come from, but also to share a casual and educational tasting. More 

Gold Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This is one of our favorite stops in Roseburg. Always friendly and entertaining. The wine are superb . Rich and earthy. Our favorite "casual" wine is "this Little Piggy" But I shouldn't tell you this as we don't want them to run out!

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

We are glad you love our wines and the experience we offer in the tasting room. It is our goal to not only make great and unique wines, but to share them in a casual and educational way so as to share the magic of Umpqua Valley and HillCrest Vineyard wines. More 

Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

For a taste of some of the best wine of the Umpqua Valley, a trip to Hillcrest is worth the short drive from Roseburg. The wines are consistently good, the staff is always pleasant and the atmosphere is warm. Be sure to buy your favorites when you visit as these fine wines are not available in stores but are featured... More 

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Dyson D, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your support of our family's unique winery. After 36 years of working in wine it is our pleasure to share our truly unique wines with you. Cheers and to the Genie in the bottle! More 

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