Less than two miles from where Peter Britt likely first planted, crushed and bottled Oregon’s first Pinot Noir, (named Franc Pinot in the mid-1850’s) it’s back to the future for Jacksonville’s wine industry. Today, on a gently-sloped mostly north-to-northeast facing parcel off South Stage Road, Dan and Cindy Marca of DANCIN Vineyards, are preparing to plant 12 additional acres of grapes to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The new vineyard sits directly west of DANCIN’s current tasting room, vineyard and winery.

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