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“Good Winery in Lovely Rural Location”

HillCrest Winery and Distillery
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Roseburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is a nice family-run Artisan winery in a beautiful rural location. During our visit, there was a bachelorette group which didn't provide much room to taste the wines being offered. HillCrest has outside seating too, also a winery dog wandering the premises!

1  Thank Philip H
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

This winery was hands down the star of an Oregon wine trip my wife and I took last year. The woman conducting the tasting was a local food and wine writer who was super friendly and thrilled to talk about the winemaker's techniques, inspiration and food pairings. The wines were the best we tasted on our trip. I later ordered two bottles of their Right Bank wine for my wife for Christmas. She was thrilled and it tasted everybit as good at home in Pennsylvania as it did in their lovely tasting room in the Umpqua Valley.

3  Thank John C
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Great wine, tasting room a bit dusty and old but the wine in FANTASTIC! They really need to update

3  Thank N J
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Gorgeous surroundings, nice tasting room, well-priced wines should you decide to take a few bottles home (and why not?). Lots of open space for a nice stroll, or even a picnic.

1  Thank SusanneRobertson
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

We did a small wine tasting tour and the owners were very friendly and informative. They even let us go in the back where they press the grapes and keg the wine. This was some of my favorite wine that we brough home with us. They only sell their wine on site so if you want it get it while you are there.

3  Thank karenlrite
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