Dancing Coyote is a family run, owned and operated vineyard located in a beautiful stretch of land in California’s Clarksburg appellation. We’ve been farming in the Delta region along the Sacramento River for five generations. These days we keep busy nurturing over 600 acres of exquisite wine grapes in the ideal climate and soil of the Sacramento Valley. Our family’s devotion to producing wines of exceptional quality and character is unwavering. So, it’s no surprise we are involved in the winemaking process every step of the way. From the growing and harvesting of our grapes at the peak of their flavor, to crushing, aging and handcrafting the final product. In short, winemaking is our family’s greatest passion, so it goes without saying that we’re in it for the long haul.
The Clarksburg appellation is quickly developing quite a following by wine connoisseurs and gastronomes alike, for the quality of its grapes. The growing conditions, exemplified by warm summer days and cool nights, make the climate ideal during the long growing season for a great many varietals. It’s during this critical summer season, that gentle maritime breezes from the San Francisco Bay work their magic on the grapes grown here.
We have but one goal as winemakers: To produce some of the finest wines in the region. Wines that are true to the character of the fruit and the uniqueness of the terroir of the Clarksburg region. We ensure this by gentle handling through each step during vinification. By using techniques such as cold fermentation and limiting the influence of new oak, we preserve and showcase natural fruit flavors endemic to our vineyards. Ultimately, our end goal is to produce complex, elegant wines that are both easy to drink and food friendly.
Our winery was built in 1868 as a granary. In the early 1900’s it was converted to a winery and later gained notoriety for Port, Brandy and award-winning vinegar. Then in 2001, we began producing Dancing Coyote wines. Today, our facility has over 14,000 square feet of temperature controlled case storage area, which holds up to 85,000 cases of wine. We also have over 10,000 square feet of temperature and humidity controlled barrel storage for up to 5,000 barrels, as well as 750,000 gallons of stainless steel tank storage capacity. All of this allows us more than enough space to increase our production each year.