Dyson DeMara


Miglavs, Janis

Document Type

Video File


1 hour 26 minutes 54 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Dyson DeMara, winemaker at HillCrest Vineyard, the location of Oregon’s first commercially planted Pinot Noir. DeMara discusses how he got into the wine industry, his experiences over the years, vineyard techniques, and specifics about different locations that he has worked at internationally.

For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.


The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations. These interviews were digitally migrated from Sony MiniDiscs and are audio only.

This project is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.