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“Little piece of Heaven”

HillCrest Winery and Distillery
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Roseburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Little piece of Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2007

As we arrived at the vineyard a little bit of fog hugged the ground. The craggy hills loomed in the distance creating a great sense of depth. The sun was bright. Air was crisp and cold. The leaves on the vines were yellow smeared with red.
Dyson greeted us at the door of the tasting room. His friendly smile made me realize that I was in a comfortable place. I could relax and enjoy the experience. He quickly explained the history of the vineyard and started to bring out our selections to taste.
With each selection he explained the concept of making it. You can tell he really loves his job (hobby) of making good wine.
Highly recommended wines!!!

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