Your Guide to Planning the Best Visit to DANCIN Vineyards in Oregon

If you want to embark on a journey through rolling vineyards and savor award-winning wines, we invite you to visit DANCIN Vineyards in Oregon. 

Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or new to the world of wine tasting, this comprehensive guide will ensure that your visit to DANCIN Vineyards is nothing short of extraordinary. 

An Unbelievable Visit to DANCIN Vineyards in Oregon Awaits  

Join us as we uncork the secrets to making the most of your visit to this idyllic winery in the heart of Oregon’s wine country.

DANCIN Vineyards: The Breathtaking Location

Tucked in the hills of Rogue Valley wine country, just 2 minutes outside Jacksonville, OR, DANCIN Vineyards is perched on some of the region’s most lush and fruitful acres. The estate’s location is the quintessential Rogue Valley panorama, with the highest points of the vineyard reaching a stunning 1,800-ft elevation, offering views of Table Rock Mountain and the surrounding hills. 

In sharp contrast to some of the more arid estates in the Rogue Valley, DANCIN Vineyards is abundant with rich vegetation. The property’s northeast-facing slope and distinctly high elevation offer warm days and cool nights, contributing to the pronounced notes and balanced acidity that DANCIN wines have become known for. 

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DANCIN Vineyards: The Award-Winning Wines

DANCIN Vineyards isn’t only known for its breathtaking location. The estate produces many award-winning wines, and the accolades have followed suit — garnering recognition from local connoisseurs like the Rogue Valley AVA and earning national and international attention, all while getting praise from local connoisseurs and continuing to be one of the most beloved wineries and restaurants amongst all Southern Oregonians. Here is a quick recap of DANCIN’s 2023 competition season.


  • 2021 Tribute Barbera – 98 Points/Double Gold Award/ Best of Class
  • 2021 Adagio Pinot Noir – 96 Points/Double Gold Award
  • 2020 Tribute Barbera – 97 Points/Double Gold Award
  • 2021 En Croix Chardonnay – 95 Points/Double Gold Award


  • 2020 Onore Barbera – 93 Points/Double Gold
  • 2019 En Croix Chardonnay – 90 Points/Gold    

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 Some of the notable awards DANCIN Vineyards has received over the years include being voted four times – in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2023 – “Readers Choice Best Winery” from Southern Oregon Magazine and an OpenTableDiners Choice award. 

With a continual and diligent focus on the health of his fruit, DANCIN’s approach to winemaking is a return to traditional Italian methods. Already working with an impressive terroir for a canvas and flavorful fruits on their palette, the winemakers wield the brush with bravado. The old-school techniques have paid off, putting DANCIN on the map with some of the best wineries in the country.

DANCIN Vineyards grows more than 6 varietals, but Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Barbera are their specialty. Mastery of these varietals speaks volumes about DANCIN’s skill and attention to detail with winemaking, as these, in particular, are known for their sensitivity, and extreme care is required to produce the desired essence in the wine through every stage of production.

DANCIN Vineyards: The Drool-Worthy Food

If you’re planning a visit to DANCIN Vineyards in Oregon, you need to experience the flavors of the valley paired with an expertly prepared menu. The vineyard tasting room features a rest

aurant with Italian-inspired fare, including decadent antipasti and cheese boards, artisan pizzas and flatbreads, decadent desserts, and a rotating Sunday brunch menu. Servers will happily help you select the perfect vintage for your meal if you don’t already have a few in mind.

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With 7 different seating options, both indoor and outdoor, there is plenty of space to relax with friends and family, whether you prefer tasting flights at the bar or sipping by the fire with your partner. DANCIN Vineyards can also host special events, from small parties and gatherings to large weddings and celebrations. Recommendations are encouraged to guarantee you enjoy your visit on the date and time you prefer. 

DANCIN Vineyards: The Unforgettable Experience

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There are plenty of ways to experience the fun at DANCIN Vineyards. As a local hotspot, DANCIN is the place to be during the summer.

On most Wednesdays and Fridays, you can catch live music as part of the Summertime Music Series, featuring local talents like David Calahan and Jeff Kloeztel.

Guided tours also take place throughout the summer — one of the best ways for new visitors to get the full DANCIN experience. On selected Sundays, you can take your wine glass to-go and sip as you walk through the vineyards. A guide will lead you through the winemaking facilities and answer questions before you return for a sommelier-led flight tasting.

Aside from summertime, DANCIN hosts regular guided tastings and varied events throughout the year, such as the Memorial Day Salmon Bake, Harvest Dinner, Dinner at Our House, outdoor yoga classes, live music, various member-only events, and more. 

Even if you’re not visiting to attend a show or event, DANCIN Vineyards is the perfect place to take in the views of the Rogue Valley and rolling hills of Rogue Valley wine country. Plan your visit to celebrate an anniversary, participate in a guided tasting, or enjoy a relaxing Wednesday afternoon. There are always outstanding experiences and flavors to be experienced at DANCIN Vineyards in Southern Oregon.

Live Among the Vines at The Vineyards at Stage Pass

Can’t get enough of life in Oregon’s picturesque vineyards? Why not live next door? When you join The Vineyards at Stage Pass, you have unique access to some of the best wineries in Oregon and even the chance to label your own vintage. For more information about life at Stage Pass and how you can build your dream home, reach out to the team online or give us a call.