"Birthplace of Oregon Pinot Noir"

"In water one sees one's own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another." ~ An Old French proverb

Richard Sommer

HillCrest, Bonded Winery 44, is Oregon's oldest estate winery and home to many of the state's firsts, including its first Pinot Noir. Today we honour our rich legacy of innovation with our patented concrete red wine fermentors and Umpqua Valley's most sustainable vineyard practices. Our historic family estate is the fruit of many generations' experience including our own working in vineyards and wineries in Europe and South America as well as teaching on wine in over 17 countries. It is our passion to produce wines that express classic elegance, structure, ageability and a reflection of the place in which they are grown. Using the state's oldest naturally farmed vineyards, we handcraft all of our wines without any employees. From planting our own vineyards, to bottling and the tasting room, only our family’s hands touch these wines... or as we like to say "family made not family managed." "Great wines without ego"


Our family's limited production HillCrest wines are available for tasting and purchase in our tasting room, but are not sold in stores. Annual production is 1400 cases.

The Demara Family