The farmhouse that serves as our tasting room today was built in 1883 on the Rueter family homestead. The Rueter family had built quite a reputation by the 1880’s for their Klevner wine, and even won a gold medal at the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904. When Prohibition came to call, all the grapevines planted by Rueter were removed and were replaced with fruit trees and potato plantings. Fast-forward to 1965 when Charles Coury, a graduate of UC Davis, came to Northern Oregon and planted what are now our oldest vines. Charles brought back root stock from Alsace and Burgundy, and cultivated these Pinot Noir clones on the property in Forest Grove. Today, David Hill Vineyards & Winery produces approximately 10,000 cases of wine annually – Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir, Muscat and Pinot Noir Ports, as well as non-estate Tempranillo, Merlot, and our well-known Farmhouse Red blend.