Dyson and Susan DeMara


Miglavs, Janis




1 hour 26 minutes 54 seconds

Publication Date

September 26, 2007.

Interview Summary

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.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on September 26, 2007.


Some oral history interviews are 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.