David Hill Vineyards
With sweeping views of Oregon’s coast range, David Hill Vineyards is one of the most picturesque wine venues in the Willamette Valley. David Hill Winery is home to the Willamette Valley’s oldest Pinot Noir Vines.
The house that holds our tasting room was built in 1883 by the Reuter family. Adolph Reuter was born in Germany in January of 1841. The Reuters produced award winning wines from grapes grown on the property. Unfortunately, Prohibition had a devastating effect and eventually all or most of the vines were pulled out in favor of potato plantings.
In 1965 Charles Coury, along with a few other wine pioneers, came north from California to establish vineyards in the Willamette Valley where they believed they could successfully grow Pinot Noir. Many of the vines still exist. There are approximately 6 acres of old vine Pinot Noir and 2 acres of Riesling. There is also Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Semillon and Sylvaner that were planted at that time as well.
Today we produce estate Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir blends, Tempranillo and Reserve Merlot, several of which have won awards.