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“Beautiful setting”
Review of David Hill Winery

David Hill Winery
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Owner description: Surrounded by rustic scenery, the David Hill Winery offers a number of wine varietals, and its dessert wines are a specialty.
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Usually I'm a red drinker but with an exception of the red blend, we enjoyed their whites more. Atmosphere was county and serene. Family winery and would love to join wine club. Wine tasting fee should be waived with purchase of bottles of wine but it was not.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I've been to David Hill twice whille traveling in Oregon. The setting is beautiful providing a great spot for a picnic lunch or sharing a bottle(s) of wine. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous. I enjoy the red wines and have been a member of the wine club for 3 years. I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York State where the white wines are far superior to Oregon whites I have tasted but find David Hill whites are equal to other Oregon whites. The wines are especially good when shared at the tables in the backyard overlooking the vineyards, mountains and valleys. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Beautiful location, friendly tasting room and very good wines. Whether you are looking for a relaxing place for a picnic or just a quick sip and visit you can't go wrong stopping here. There are plenty of other wineries in the area to visit as well.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Usually not too busy as it is a couple miles down a gravel road, go slow and keep dust down!. Their dessert wines are very good, Pinot Noir is good for Oregon Pinot, Farmhouse red is OK. Not familiar with their white wines. They are just about 3 miles from my house and I don't go there. They do have a small gift shop. Never been offered a tour.

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

My husband's and my first visit to David Hill Winery was easily one of the most delightful tasting room experiences of the many we've had in Oregon. We are serious wine drinkers and had with us another couple who enjoy wine too. All four of us agreed the wines were very good, the hospitality was warm, the tasting room was charming and that we'd be back. All David Hill wines including, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gerwirtztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Temperanillo, the blended red and white wines and Port are proof that a vintner can make good, drinkable wines and keep the price point within reach for everyone. There is something for everyone here.

SETTING: The winery is named for it's location outlying Forest Grove, off David Hill road which was named for one of the area's early settlers. Easy to find with a GPS, the location is beautiful with vineyards surrounding and picnic tables on a lawn behind the tasting room.

TASTING ROOM: The tasting room, which is in an 1830's old house which was salvaged and renovated to be the same, is bright and welcoming. Universally accessible; if you can't navigate the stairs in the front, there is a ramp in the back with an accessible parking spot across. One of the two bathrooms is accessible too.

TASTING SET UP: Friendly and knowledgeable hostess (Carrie) led us through the tasting. The set up for tasting here is my favorite of formats in which you can choose from a selection of wines those which are of most interest to you to try. Much prefer this over a "fixed card" sampling.

In this case, the options are any of the wines made by David Hill (with perhaps the exception of a single Pinot Noir reserved for wine club members) and for only $5 you are able to taste seven wines. Made all the better by the fact the wines are delightfully good. Even remarkable in the case of two of the seven tasted.

WINES: My husband's and my favorite of the seven wines we sampled was the 2009 Blackjack Pinot Noir ($55). So named because it comes from the vineyard's Block 21. We think this is arguably the best of all 2009 Oregon Pinot Noirs we've sampled including those made in the Dundee Hills.

The wines sampled in the lower price points (under $15 a bottle as I recall), a blended white called Cumberland Vineyards and a blended red called Farmhouse Red are a great value for very nice, drinkable "schoolnight" wines. The white contains a good share of Pinot Blanc, one of my favorite white varietals which is starting to be bottled as a single varietal in other parts of the Willamette Valley. I hope David Hill might also bottle as a single varietal eventually because in the blend it was distinct and delicious.

Other standouts were the Reserve Merlot and a Port of Muscat ($28). The latter was apricot - caramel, delicious and just sweet enough but not too much. (They were sold out of the Port of Pinot Noir.) We who like Port are fortunate that David Hill sends their port wines to be fortified by Clear Creek Distillery in Portland. In everything is connected to everything else mode, having that fabulous distiller in the mix is an excellent thing for Port quality.


1) WINERY DOGS: Three delightful winery dogs, a Golden Retriever, an Australian Shepherd, and a Catahoula mix are on hand to greet visitors. Two of the three are featured in the Winery Dogs book available to purchase in the tasting room. This is a great tasting room experience all on its' own, but the delightful dogs make it even better!

2) SIP & SHOP: The tasting room has some interesting wine centric "gifties" for sale in local-ish food products (jams, nuts, cheeses, specialty pickles - including remarkable balsamic pickled figs recommended by the tasting room hostess - and so on) and otherwise (cookbooks, bottle corks, glass drying towels, soap and so on). You can get some gift shopping done while you sip wine. How's that for multi tasking?

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