MEDFORD, ORE – July 7, 2015: Utilizing the naturally cascading topography of its estate, DANCIN Vineyards has begun construction of its new gravity-flow winery in Southern Oregon, which is scheduled to be completed for harvest 2015. Comprised of two distinct structures, set eight to ten feet into the naturally cooling earth and positioned at varying elevations, it is the culmination of a vision to produce the finest Pinot noir possible from its estate vineyards.
The winery was designed in accordance with the centuries-long tradition of ultra-gentle winemaking in the Burgundy region of France, which focuses on preserving the natural soul and essence of the famously fragile, expressive and finicky Pinot noir grape. This simple and elegant style of winemaking eschews many of the modern conveniences afforded by industrial winemaking processes such as harsh pumps, fruit augers and otherwise unnecessary actions that can damage and detract from the fragile beauty of Pinot noir. This artisanal, hands-on approach means that no detail is overlooked, no corners are cut, and no compromises are made during the crafting of their wines.
ABOUT DANCIN VINEYARDS
A recent recipient of scores in the 90’s on 9 of its wines, six with designations of either Editors’ Choice or Cellar Selection by Wine Enthusiast and an invited participant in the 2015 International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC), DANCIN Vineyards is cradled within the forested foothills of Southern Oregon just above the gold rush inspired community of Jacksonville and minutes away from Medford and Ashland. A northeast facing slope, benefitting from the late afternoon shade provided by the surrounding tall pines and cedars, it has become the perfect terroir for growing Pinot noir with a sense of place.
Planted to seven distinct clones, the vineyards are meticulously maintained through continual assessment during each and every facet of the growing season, making every effort to achieve vine balance. At the point of perfect ripeness, each cluster is hand harvested and sorted, first in the vineyard, and then twice more on the crushpad, as their limited production exquisite Pinot noirs are hand-crafted using minimalist, old world techniques that complement the practices in the vineyard.
Situated in the vineyard, their Tasting Room is the perfect setting to drink in the views of Table Rocks, Mt McLoughlin and the Rogue Valley while savoring their selection of fine wines paired with artisan wood-fired pizzas and much more, tableside!
DANCIN Vineyards welcomes inquiries for custom crush services for a limited group of select clients who share their desire to craft the highest quality wine possible!
DANCIN Vineyards is open Thursday through Sunday, from 12 until 8.