One cool, Spring day in the shadow of Mt. Konocti, a family came to lay out their vineyard using straw to mark the vines. While feasting during their midday lunch they saw a murder of crows dancing around the straw, which made them laugh. Yet, when they looked again, the crows and the straw were gone. The family learned two things that day: be wary of dancing crows, and what to name their vineyard.
Dancing Crow Vineyards’ Winemaker David DeSante
90 pts!! “Silky, smooth and juicy with bright tangy fruit; fresh and balanced”
–Anthony Dias Blue : James Beard Award winner, Tasting Panel Magazine Editor-in-Chief / Oct 2015 issue
“Wow. Refreshing, bright juicy Sauvignon Blanc from California. I’ll drink to that… my friend Tony Cartlidge revitalizing the beautiful Lake County”
–Oz Clarke : Britain’s most popular wine writer
There is a spirit of place within the Dancing Crow vineyard.
The land itself is an exciting balance between untamed wilderness and thoughtful farming practices, with the end result being a Sauvignon Blanc that dances between the Old World and the New.
As the Crow flies... five miles southwest from our home vineyard are the deep, rust-colored soils of the Red Hills Appellations. This unique terroir is the outcome of ancient volcanic influences, warm days and cool nights and a 2100 ft. elevation, resulting in a mountain Cabernet with complex flavors and velvety tannins.