La Vie Dansante Wines


Lots of winemaking going on around here these days.

The new Grenache noir – a fully red Grenache – premiers in the Tasting Room on April 8th.  If you’re on our email list you’ve gotten an heads-up to a pre-release tasting happening on April 5th in downtown Morgan Hill.  Due to some old, out-of-date laws I can’t tell you where in this forum but if you’re interested drop me an email or give me a call and I can tell you the details.

Both of the new Rosé’s are headed into the bottle next week.  The first to be released, the Mourvèdre Rosé will be available in May and the Grenache Rosé is expected to release in August.

Two new wines under a brand new label – “LVD Wine Co” are also being bottled next week with expected releases over the summer.  These wines are blends based on Cabernet sauvignon farmed here on the property.  They’re being released under a different label because they’re not Rhone wines and don’t fit into the La Vie Dansante brand.  They’re be available in the Tasting Room and your wine club discount can be applied to them.

April starts up the wine Walk, Stroll, Stumble season and we’ll be pouring at Willow Glen on the 22nd and Morgan Hill on the 29th.  La Vie Dansante Wines will also be part of a trio of winemakers showcasing their wares at Bubbles Wine Bar on Thursday April 27th as part of the Morgan Hill Wine Week.

Finally, have you noticed all the press we’ve been getting recently?  It’s kind of flattering.  We’ve been in the Mercury News, The Morgan Hill Times, and the Gilroy dispatch in the past 30 days.

Busy days indeed!


Vacation (Ha!) is over and it’s time to get busy.  March begins a three month schedule of Wine Walks and Strolls.  We’ll be pouring in Willow Glen, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and possibly Campbell.  Check out the event listings on the right side of this page for more information.

In addition to the walks and strolls there are a couple of other events this month.  Hop N Vine on March 11th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds promises wineries, breweries, food, and entertainment.  This is a first time event so we don’t know what to expect but we’re anticipating a fun time.  Then there’s the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Spring Passport the following weekend on March 17th, 18th, and 19th.  We’ll again be having food available for purchase provided by GVA Cafe in Morgan Hill – I’ve heard they’re planning Skirt Steak Nachos – and music by Jeff Smith.

Of course there’s some winemaking going on in our free time.  Our 2014 Prelude – a Grenache noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdré blend – will be released on March 4th.  We’ve sold out of our Rosé of Grenache but are working hard on it’s successor.  We’re anticipating several days of bottling near the end of the month to get the remainder of our wine calendar ready for release.


Upcoming Events

Tasting Room:
Stop by and try the La Vie Dansante wines every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
We pour at “Blended, a Winemaker’s Studio” located on Dryden Ave east of Hwy 101 just north of Gilroy.

If you work the weekends give us a call at (408) 852-0779 or email for a weekday appointment.

4/05 – Grenache noir Pre-Release Event – Call or email for details

4/08 – 2014 Grenache noir Release

4/27 – Morgan Hill Wine Week Winemaker’s Dinner – Time TBD at Bubbles Wine Bar in Morgan Hill.

4/29 – Morgan Hill Wine Stroll – 1pm to 5pm at GVA Cafe in Morgan Hill.

5/06 – 2016 Mourvèdré Rosé Release (planned but could move due to bottling schedule)

5/20 – Gilroy Wine Walk – Time and Location TBD