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Experienced Wine and Culinary Director to Join DANCIN Vineyards

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Juliana MarcaMedford, Ore. – February 22, 2016. DANCIN Vineyards (www.dancinvineyards.com), an ultra-premium producer of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Port in Southern Oregon, announces the appointment of Juliana Marca as their General Manager. She assumes her duties on March 1.

“Juliana’s approach to wine, culinary and hospitality is consistent with our philosophy of providing the best possible experience for our guests,” said DANCIN co-owner Dan Marca.
“Her attention to detail, knowledge and passion for wine and food, coupled with many years of hands-on experience will add greatly to the DANCIN experience .”

About Juliana Marca

Juliana first experienced the magic of the Pacific Northwest on her first visit to Oregon and Washington at 15. Although Juliana first found her passion for the food and beverage industry in sunny Arizona, that visit to the Pacific Northwest was always on her mind. In 2010, she had the opportunity to relocate to Seattle and accepted a position at Copperleaf Restaurant in the Cedarbrook Lodge, being appointed the Restaurant Operations Manager. She headed up the hotel’s extensive wine program as well as led the hospitality team to many accolades over the years.
In the summer 2014, she travelled to Europe to learn about and experience the wine culture there. Her travels took her to Spain, Portugal, France, Austria and Germany meeting with different winemakers and learning about their protocols and philosophies. After returning to the states, Juliana connected with DANCIN Vineyards and winemaker Brian Denner for their 2014 harvest and production just before joining her fiancé at the opening of his restaurant in Austin, Texas. While in Austin, Juliana took the position of AGM at Gardner Restaurant, during the time it was named one of Bon Appetit magazine’s top 50 best new restaurants of 2015, where she was given the opportunity to oversee the wine program, just before taking a short leave to welcome a baby boy to their family. With the new family addition, and knowing the Pacific Northwest was always close to her heart, the time was right to join the team at DANCIN Vineyards. She will be enrolled in Washington State University’s Enology program in May 2016.

About DANCIN Vineyards

A recent recipient of a DOUBLE GOLD medal for its 2014 Trata Estate Pinot noir at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world along with scores in the 90’s on 9 of its wines, six with designations of either Editors’ Choice or Cellar Selection by Wine Enthusiast and a participant in the 2016 World of Pinot Noir (WOPN), 2016 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration (OCC) and 2015 International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC),

DANCIN Vineyards is located 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 is 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, Chardonnays, Syrah and Ports are hand-crafted using minimalist, old world techniques that complement the practices in the vineyard.

Tasting Room

Situated in the vineyard, the Tasting Room is the perfect setting to drink in the views of Table Rocks, Mt. McLoughlin and the Rogue Valley while savoring a selection of fine wines paired with artisan wood-fired pizzas and much more, served tableside.
DANCIN Vineyards, located at 4477 South Stage Road in Medford near historic Jacksonville, is open Thursday through Sunday, from 12 until 7 from October through April and Thursday through Sunday, from 12 until 8 from May through September.

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