2012 David Hill Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 750 mL
About us: With sweeping views of Oregon’s coast range, David Hill Vineyards the most picturesque wine venues within the Willamette Valley. History: David Hill Winery is named for the geographic location. The title for the hill we lay on is David’s Hill, for Frederick David, an Oregon pioneer from 1800’s. Your house that holds our tasting space was built-in 1883 by the Reuter family members. Adolph Reuter was born in Germany in January of 1841. The Reuter’s produced award winning wines from grapes grown on home. Photographs dated 1904 on display at winery depict the residence surrounded by apparently thriving grape vines. Unfortunately, Prohibition had a devastating impact and in the end all or the majority of the vines had been drawn down and only potato plantings. In 1965 Charles Coury, along side additional wine pioneers, came north from Ca to determine vineyards into the Willamette Valley in which they thought they are able to effectively develop Pinot Noir. Most vines continue to exist. You can find more or less 6 acres of old vine Pinot Noir and 2 acres of Riesling. Additionally there is Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Semillon and Sylvaner that were planted at that time also. Reuter's old farmhouseDavid Hill Winery houses the Willamette Valley’s earliest Pinot Noir Vines.