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Chris Jiron


If you ask Chris’s parents what he said he wanted to be when he grew up they would undoubtedly say a winemaker and a dancer. Growing up in a winemaking family, he kept that thought in the back of his mind, and eventually took an opportunity to attend the Northwest Viticulture Center in Salem, Oregon. Graduating in 2009, he found himself returning to the Rogue Valley to be a part of this exciting and growing wine region, and soon thereafter he landed the position of assistant winemaker at Folin Cellars.

In 2017, Chris decided to leave Folin to explore other opportunities in the industry and work with other local winemaking teams. This eventually led to an amazing opportunity as the winemaker for DANCIN Vineyards! “I have watched the DANCIN brand grow over the past several years and I am excited to be a part of such a great group of warm, passionate, and creative people!”