Richard Sommer & HillCrest VineyardOregon's successful and widely recognized wine industry can be traced to this place, where Richard Sommer first planted Pinot noir grapes in 1961. The Umpqua and Willamette valleys' climates and topographies are much like those of European wine regions, but most winemakers of the 1960s believed it was impossible to grow fine wines in Oregon. Sommer, however, recognized the significance of sharing latitude with European winemaking regions, including Burgundy, and took a chance with his HillCrest Vineyard — Oregon's first winery to plant and bottle Pinot noir for commercial sale.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 459380 N 4791203|
|Decimal Degrees||43.27255000, -123.50056667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 16.353', W 123° 30.034'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 16' 21.18" N, 123° 30' 2.0399999999999" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-228 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg OR 97471, US|
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