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HillCrest Winery and Distillery

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Address: 240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097
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+1 541-673-3709
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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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A Must-Visit Winery

Hillcrest Winery has been at the top of our list in Oregon since we first tasted their wines more than 20 years ago. Susan and Dyson are knowledgable, informative, and produce a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hillcrest Winery has been at the top of our list in Oregon since we first tasted their wines more than 20 years ago. Susan and Dyson are knowledgable, informative, and produce a spectrum of exceptional wines. We joined their wine club because we have never had a wine from Hillcrest that we didn't thoroughly enjoy. The DeMaras' depth of experience... More 

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Thank toniskelton
oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you Toni for sharing your thoughts and kind words. We love what we do and try to do our best to offer not only wines that taste good, but that are unique and reflect our nature and palettes. In today's world of industrial wine we try, as you know, to produce something that speaks to a time long ago... More 

Ashland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hillcrest wines are unmatched in Southern Oregon and, perhaps, the whole world of wine. Where else can you find a deep, mysterious red blend such as "Anonymous" or several expressions of Tempranillo (all excellent) or a Pinot Noir that surpasses anything the Willamette Valley has to offer? The DeMara's are well-traveled, bringing some of their European work to their Roseburg... More 

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Wow Rick thank you! You need to speak to my mother! Making wines that are only sold here allows us to create very unique styles and blends that just aren't possible in the modern world of distributed products. When we moved here from Napa it was because we believed in this nature to produce wines as great as any in... More 

Roseburg, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldest winery in the Roseburg area, and a very good one indeed. Dyson and Susan runs a great operation. Some of the wines are imported from Europe but I think most are grown locally. As far as I know they do not sell anywhere except at the winery. For a premium product, the wines are priced moderately. Check out the... More 

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you Knut for taking the time to share your experience at our familys winery. This year will by our 37 in the wine business and we are still as passionate today as we were that first day. When we moved from Napa many years ago it was because of our belief that the nature of the Umpqua Valley is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tasting room is small, but the experience is large at Hillcrest. This is a family winery run by a family with a true shared love of wine, and not just the wines they product in the Umpqua valley. Their own locally produced wines are fantastic, but also, because Dyson loves great wines, he visits wineries throughout the world (well,... More 

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Greetings Tom and thank you for the great write up! You captured our love of all wines in a fantastic way and we just wanted to drop a line and say we really appreciate your thoughts. We work hard to offer not only great tasting wines, but an experience that is second to none in terms of its education and... More 

Edmonds, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across HillCrest one afternoon on a trip down to southern OR and wow do they make awesome wines! Would highly recommend taking a stop at their tasting room - the DeMara's are wonderful to chat with.

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you Debra, Susan and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here at our family's winery. We love what we do and are so thankful for people such as yourselves supporting our dream. Being that we only sell here at the winery it is word of mouth, such as yours, that as they say is... More 

Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a family vacation in Southern Oregon, we stopped at a few wineries in the Umpqua area. Most of the wineries have cutesy gift shops and potted plants along with a scenic visual experience of their fields. Upon entering Hillcrest Winery we noticed a lack of that kind of experience but we continued onto the tasting room. Great idea! In... More 

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you A9UXdavidm! Your taking the time and sharing your personal experience is so important to our family's winery. As you described so well, we focus on making wines that speak to a different time and place. In addition, Susan and I try to provide a tasting experience like that we first enjoyed in Napa in the 1980's... More 

Roseburg, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Roseburg's first urban winery and it is fantastic. A real surprise when you walk in the door. They know their wine and are happy to share their expertise with their customers. It's a must see, don't drive by, stop in!!

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our family's winery Stacey. We love what we do and appreciate your support of our family's winery. Thanks again and we look forward to having you here at the winery. More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wines speak for themselves, but our host did a great job of engaging our minds as our palates were savoring the flavors.

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oenothene64, Owner at HillCrest Winery and Distillery, responded to this review

Cheers and thank you for taking the time to share your thought on our family's winery. We love what we do, but realize that without those that share in our dream it would not be possible. Cheers and thank you again! More 

Roseburg, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Oregon wine, or wine in general, make sure to head to Hillcrest! As you head up the drive of Oregon's oldest estate vineyard you will be amazed at what lies inside this humble winery. The door is tricky to find but worth it! If you get in on a slow day it doesn't matter because they are... More 

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

Heidi thank you for your kind words. We love sharing our family's passion for making wine as well as offering a tasting that's as if you were with friends. There is a saying that great wines are made in chateaus as well as rooms with one light bulb. It is our belief that the trick is there are no tricks... More 

Santa Clarita, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 6 in our party on a tasting tour of Southern Oregon Wineries. The consensus was that Hillcrest was our favorite winery. Dyson was so interesting to listen to, explaining all of his various International wine making trips. We learned so much from him. He has so many unique and interesting varietals to experience. I highly... More 

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

Thank you Tym for your kind words and taking the time to review our family's winery. As you know, after having worked around the world it is our intention to craft wines that reveal the great vineyards from which they come. The use of natural farming, hillside vineyards, dry farming and our patented concrete fermenters are all tools in this... More 

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