Rain Dance


Our Oregon roots run seven generations deep.  We founded Rain Dance Vineyards in 2009, continuing a legacy which began in 1859 when Ken’s ancestors established farming and hotel businesses in the North Willamette Valley.   Immaculate farming, paying close attention to every detail on our property, gentle winemaking, and agricultural preservation have been our focus from the start.  Today, Rain Dance is home to 120 acres of farmland including 73 under vine, wildlife corridors, preserved native trees and over 100 llamas who add a unique twist to our sustainability program.  Enjoy homegrown wines and gracious hospitality in our elegant country setting complete with tranquil views from our covered porch and patio, and a selection of artwork and estate woodwork.  www.raindancevineyards.com  - Ken & Celia Austin

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Rose Chehalem Mountains 2016

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    Pleasant strawberry and rose petal aromas with creamy mixed berry. More red fruit in the mouth, cranberry, cherry and strawberry with tart spice, a bit of herb coming through towards the finish and some wooded, almost green smokiness to cap it off. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Riesling Chehalem Mountains 2016

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    Creamy, lightly herbed and buttery notes of fresh apple, pear and light peach. Brightly acidic on the palate with puckering lemon zest and a sweet spice mid palate of floral honey, apple and white grape. Finishes with a kiss of oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains 2015

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    Richly concentrated dark berry aromas with subtle fresh herb and brooding spice on the nose. Bright red cherry and red currant palate of tart fruit and pleasant baking spice, on the mid palate there's a cooked red fruit pie filling character and a bit of medicine on the finish. Read More

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  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains 2016

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    Green apple aromas with notes of white blossom and green melon. Round, a bit tart yet crisp on the palate with notes of green apple and peach and a green note showing on the mid palate, green melon rind and a finish of warm spice. Read More

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  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains 2016

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    Green apple aromas with notes of white blossom and green melon. Round, a bit tart yet crisp on the palate with notes of green apple and peach and a green note showing on the mid palate, green melon rind and a finish of warm spice. Read More

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  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains 2015

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    Buttery aromas of vanilla, soft apple and white peach with a hint of white pepper. Clean, medium bodied yet full flavored with loads of almond, apple, and peach notes, the cream and butter flavor continues through to the palate where it's met by rich oak notes and a finish of eternal length. Read More

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  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains 2015

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    Surprisingly dark and rich notes of savory earth, black cherry and oak. On the palate this is powerful and bold with black currant and black cherry fruit, concentrated and thick with licorice and a touch of herb, chewy tannins and a bold and oak spiced finish. Decidedly rich and decadent with good depth and heft. A winter red wine drinkers Pinot. Read More

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  • MJ, that St. Francis Merlot looks familar.  Are you a member of their wine club?  I'm sure we've had that bottle or at least it's in our cellar.  We do enjoy the St. Francis wines.EM - I don't worry about finance stuff and especially about taxes.  Sandra takes care of all that for us.  I've been so much happier since she took that over way back ... Read More

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