David Hill Vineyard & Winery

Owner(s) Jean Stoyanov, Milan Stoyanov
Web site www.davidhillwinery.com
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David Hill Vineyard & Winery

A picturesque wine venue in the community of Forest Grove in the Willamette Valley. Milan and Jean Stoyanov have owned the David Hill property since 1992. They chose the name, David Hill, because they are on David Hill (hill), and on David Hill road.

David Hill was a real person, in effect, the first governor of Oregon before it became a state. During 1993 and 1994 the house and winery buildings on the property were restored. The tasting room is located in an historic farmhouse that was originally built in 1883 by the Reuter family who built quite a reputation for wine until Prohibition when all vines were removed and replaced with fruit trees and potatoes. The site is a popular venue for events, weddings, corporate meetings, etc.

Charles Coury came to Forest Grove about the time of David Lett (The Eyrie Vineyards) in 1965 and planted Pinot Noir selections on the Forest Grove property just after Lett (Charles Coury Vineyards).

The farm is on 140 acres of which 40 acres are planted with Pinot Noir (50%), Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer, with some of the oldest vines in the state. The current flagship wine is Estate Black Jack Pinot Noir, a single block (Block 21) and single clone (Coury "clone") that comes exclusively from the first Charles Coury plantings.

An Estate Barrel Select and Estate Reserve Pinot Noir are also produced. The first David Hill labeled wines were released in 2000. The wines have seen a significant increase in quality with the arrival of winemaker Jason Bull. Current production is about 10,000 cases annually

The wines are sold on the website.

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