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David Hill Winery

David Hill Winery The Stoyanov's have owned the David Hill property since November 1992. We chose the name, David Hill, because we are on David Hill (hill), and on David Hill Road. David Hill was a real person. Not only was the city of Hillsboro named for him, he was also chairman of a three-person committee who first oversaw the territorial government of Oregon, in effect, the first governor of Oregon before it became a state. In addition, Henry David, another pioneer, is remembered by the name of the hill and the road where our winery is located. The land was homesteaded in 1883 (it was then known as Rueter's Farm), and grapes were planted at that time. When prohibition came to Oregon in 1913 the grapes were mostly torn out (only a small number of vines were kept for personal use). 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. The property went through several hands until the Stoyanovs bought it in 1992. During 1993 and 1994 the house and winery buildings were extensively restored, while keeping the original exterior shape of the house. (The house is on the Washington County Historical Register.) The house, surrounding yard and gardens is the site for many events, including weddings, receptions of all kinds, corporate meetings, etc. At this time our vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir (50 %), Riesling (10 %), Pinot Gris (15 %), Chardonnay (10 %), Gewürztraminer (10 %), and miscellaneous varietals (5 %). We offer mostly estate wines.


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46350 NW David Hill Road, Forest Grove, OR, US, 97116 Email:
Phone: 877-992-8545 Web:
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  2001 Estate Pinot Noir
Aromatic, flavorful, light color and round texture characterize our 2001 Estate Pinot Noir. All those characters are issued from the interaction between our great terroir, and the old burgundian clones that are used in our classic Estate Pinot Noir. The nose is an intense succession of earth, smoke, dried strawberries, finishing into cinnamon.
  Estate Chardonnay 2001
This wine has bright apple and citrus aromas with nice vanilla notes in the background. It is crisp with a long, smoky, spicy finish. Pairs nicely with poultry, pork, seafood, and creamy pasta dishes.
  Estate Gewurztraminer 2001
Our Estate produces a very subtle and fine example of Alsatian style Gewurztraminer. This wine is a perfect balance between fruit, acidity, and mouth feel. The flavors are wild summer flowers augmented by apricot and litchi, with a round finish.
  Estate Late Harvest Riesling 2002
A wonderful dessert wine that will complement your choice of sweets or more likely, take the place of them. 8.2% Residual sugar.
  Estate Pinot Gris
Our terroir allows us to produce a very ripe and rich Pinot Gris which is reminiscent of the warmer vineyards of Alsace, in France. The finished wine is very rich in honeyed and spiced melon and strawberry flavors, both in the nose and the mouth. The wine has a creamy texture with a long finish. Recommended with this wine are rich food like salmon, white meats, pasta, and seafood, especially with cream sauces.
  Estate Pinot Noir Cuvée Anna-Lara
A richly flavored wine named after the winery owners granddaughters. This wine is from the best barrels of our older blocks planted in 1965. It shows off aromas and flavors of light cherries, blueberries and vanilla. The structured tannins will allow this Pinot Noir to age beautifully.
  Estate Pinot Noir Rosé
This crisp and vibrant Rosé, made from Pinot Noir, shows great balance and flavor. The aromas and flavors are reminiscent of cherry blossoms, peaches and fresh, crisp cranberries. This wine will compliment a variety of light fare.
  Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2001
Our 2001 Est. Res. Pinot is light in color, but broadly aromatic and flavorful, with plum, floral and spice flavors that splay out over a round texture. Drink now through 2006. Two hundred forty cases produced. These words are from the wine spectator, who gave the wine a score of 88!
  Estate Riesling 2000
2000 was a great year for Riesling, so we let the fruit hang for an additional 5 to 6 weeks. All grapes were touched by noble rot, so the usual wild rose flavor is beautifully complemented by honey and apricot. This wine will agreeably complement Alsatian dishes and fresh-water fish. Ninety-nine cases were produced.
  Estate Sweet Julia
This Late Harvest Gewurztraminer has a bouquet of summer wild flowers and flavors of roses. Wonderful with Asian food, especially spicy dishes or on its own after dinner.
  Farm House Red
This wine has been produced in cooperation with a California Winery to offer you a well-balanced, easy-drinking everyday table red wine. It is an equal blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a match for picnic, BBQ, and "bistro" fare as well as tomato-based dishes. Six hundred thirty cases were produced in 1999.
  Farm House White
The philosophy behind this wine is to offer you an easy-drinking, inexpensive white table wine. It is a blend of lighter Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot blanc, and Gewurztraminer. Slightly chilled, this wine will be enjoyed with picnics, cheese and fruit, or just by itself on your front porch. Two thousand cases were produced this year.
  Heritage Rouge
Our Heritage Rouge is a traditional blend of the Rhone region of France. Syrah, Grenache, Mouvredre and Carignan grapes, all from California, are blended into this smooth full-flavored red wine that will go with read meat and tomato-based dishes to perfection.
  Muscat Port 2000
In the tradition of Greece and Southern France, we offer you this fine Port made out of White Muscat grapes from the Willamette Valley. We aged this "Nectar of God" in 132-gallon French oak puncheons. It has intense, intoxicating peach, gooseberries, and licorice aromas and flavors of a soft caramel background. This wine is better consumed slightly chilled as an Aperitif, with almonds, walnuts, and pepper-stuffed green olives, with hot and spicy food, or blue cheese, or fresh, juicy pears, or a chocolate hazelnut cake for dessert. Seven hundred thirty 6-500ml bottle cases were produced.
  Oregon Sparkling Brut 1992
Our 1992 Oregon Brut sparkling wine was made of 100% Pinot Noir from Laurelwood vineyard. The wine was held on its fine lees for seven years before we disgorged it. This time has given our bubbly its rich and smooth texture making it so enjoyable. It has nice, bright apple and yeasty flavors. This may be enjoyed with poultry, seafood, dessert, and in any occasion you wish to celebrate. Three hundred seventy-five cases were produced.
  Reserve Merlot
This wine was aged in French oak for fourteen months, giving the wine a nice nuance of vanilla. Aromas of chocolate and black cherry abound. With depth of flavor, this wine combines rich dark fruit and softness that extends through the finish.
  Sauvignon Blanc 1999
The grapes used for our 1999 Sauvignon Blanc were purchased from Oak Grove Vineyards, in Salem. They were picked at optimal condition on November 2. Brix was 21.9, pH 3.4, and TA.945. It was fermented and aged in French oak barrels (60 and 132 gallons), for ten months. The wine has nice citrus flavors dominated by grapefruit and passion fruit, with a nice cocoa bean finish. This wine will complement seafood, poultry and creamy pasta dishes, as well as being the perfect match for salmon and asparagus. Six hundred cases were produced.
  Tawny Port
Our Port was produced from Grapes of the Estate and another vineyard new Sweet Home, OR During barrel aging, the wine took that orange color characteristic of Tawny Port. This brandy-fortified wine is not too sweet for a Port, nor too rich, and has wonderful plum, blackberry jam, and nutty flavors that stick to your mouth for a while. After dinner, or in the pure Portuguese tradition, before dinner with blue cheese, walnuts, and fresh quartered Bosc pear, is the best way to enjoy this specialty wine.


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