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Press, Awards & Videos


We are excited to share our wine awards! Our Oregon Barbera wine has been well received in tastings and competitions, and we know you'll love it, too! View the awards and press we've received about our wine and vineyard, located in the heart of Southern Oregon.

Best Place for a Glass of Wine in 2018 logo

Thank you Southern Oregon Magazine for voting us The Very Best Winery of 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the Best Place for a Glass of Wine in 2018!

DANCIN as a 2018 Travel Awards FINALIST logo
Thanks to SUNSET Magazine for selecting DANCIN as a 2018 Travel Awards FINALIST!

Many thanks to Wine Press Northwest for naming DANCIN as the 2017 Oregon Winery of the Year!

Thanks to LUX Life Magazine for selecting DANCIN as the 2019 Best Viticulture & Culinary Destination in the Northwest!

Press Articles

Explore the coverage we've received over the years. From how we grow our grapes, to the serene views from our property, you'll get a peek into what we offer guests at DANCIN Vineyards.

Our sincere thanks to Pam Baker for including DANCIN in her

Exploring Oregon’s Rogue Valley Wine Region story in FWT Magazine,

The Official Publication of the International Food Wine Travel Writers Association!

A short drive outside of Jacksonville, DANCIN Vineyards provides a lovely location for lunch and wine
tasting. While the name comes from a combination of its owners Dan and Cindy, the wines are named
aptly for Cindy’s love of dancing.

The tasting room and restaurant perch on top of a hill overlooking DANCIN’s vineyards. So striking are
the views of the surrounding, uniformed rows of grapevines, I found myself stopping twice on the
driveway to take in the beauty and snap photos. A wooden bridge from the parking lot leads to
comfortable seating on the winery's shaded patio. Tables sit alongside the most pristine koi pond I’ve
ever seen. Fruit trees, willows, rosemary, and a wide variety of other plants surround the rocks lining
the koi pond, giving one the impression of sitting in a serene garden.

Known for their artisan pizzas, we ordered a seasonal one topped with pear, prosciutto, pine nut, blue
cheese, and arugula. A sampling of the 2018 Chaine Chardonnay displayed aromatics of white peach
and a soft hint of vanilla. Next, we tasted their lightest Pinot Noir, a 2018 Pas de Trois. Then we paired
the 2018 Alto Pinot, from their highest elevation to pair with our pizza. Our final tasting was the 2018
Danseur, meaning “male dancer.” It’s a vibrant Syrah with spicy flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a
touch of orange zest.


Listen to Dan, Co-Founder of DANCIN, share the heart of his mission and impact on the wine world, in Southern Oregon and beyond. He shares the history of how he and his wife, Cindy, decided to embark on cultivating a top-rated winery, and how it unfolded.

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Dan covers many topics: the rich region of Southern Oregon, incredible things to do in the area, live music, theatre, restaurants, hiking and more. He dives into how his wife, Cindy, plans the locally-inspired, artisanal menu at DANCIN, the many seating areas dependent on your mood, the incredible selection of wine tastings offered, awards, and the quality of care that goes into each nook and cranny of DANCIN.


View our Video Library

Join us for a virtual tour of DANCIN! These videos include news coverage, winery events and advertisements.