The DWH Story
In the early 1970s, most of Oregon’s Willamette Valley was dedicated to growing grass seed and hops. Fewer than twenty people recognized the valley for its ideal climate and soil for growing wine grapes. Doyle Hinman was one. Although he began making small lots of wine in the early years of the decade, his first commercial wines appeared in the late 1970s when Doyle founded Hinman Vineyards.
Doyle sold Hinman Vineyards to a private investor in 1992, but the Hinman wine journey of devotion and commitment was well underway years before that. Today it embraces all five members of the Hinman family, who source, sell, package, and distribute Oregon wines worldwide.