La Vie Dansante Wines

  • Relaxed Day with Rose
  • Feb 22 Barrel Tasting
  • Spring Flowers in the Vineyard
  • Feb 22 Barrel Tasting
  • Photo of a double rainbow over our vineyards
  • Feb 28th The Blind Six Experience
  • Noe Running in the Vineyard
  • Spring Mustard Flowers
  • Twilight in the Vineyard
  • Grenache Grapes
  • Early Budbreak
  • Apricot Blossom

La Vie Dansante is a boutique winery crafting wines of elegance and finesse from locally-grown Rhone varietals such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, and Viognier. We have a second label which we also pour which features our “California Favorites” such as Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Our wines are truly hand-crafted – if you find a fingerprint on the bottle it likely belongs to me, the winemaker!  We offer wine tasting on Monday, Thursday, and Friday as well as the weekends from noon to 5 pm and other times by appointment.

Come, escape to the country, and join us for a glass of our exceptional, award-winning wines.  We’re located just east of the Gilroy Premium Outlet Malls in the foothills of Gilroy, CA.


It’s New Year’s Day and the plan (we’re big on planning around here) was to sleep in until 10 am, make a big pot of Chili, play with the puppy, and watch the Rose Bowl (go Oregon, but only because of the Pac-12). But here I sit, in a Starbucks at 9 am, working on our event calendar for next year. Partially because this is such a big year for us (couldn’t sleep), and partially because I might be addicted to caffeine (Venti Pike Place, no room please).

The coming year has a lot of fun events in the works such as:
– Music every Sunday afternoon from April through September
– Six Summer Movie Nights, a Halloween movie, and a holiday movie
– A Spring Barrel Tasting, a Fall Harvest Party, and a Holiday Party
– Four Wine Club Releases (Feb, May, Aug, and Nov)
– Ten classes hosted here at the winery
– Special Wine Club events like our pruning and picking parties as well as the fall Harvest Party.

We’ve got some new wines coming as well. We’re looking forward to:
– Our 2015 Reserve Syrah
– The 2018 Picpoul blanc
– Our first single varietal Carignane
– The new 2016 Nocturne
– Finally, the 2015 Syrah Port
– Our first “sweet” wines, an off-dry Viognier and a slightly sweet red blend.

We’re looking forward to sharing all of this with you in 2020. To keep abreast of all the happenings, add your name to our mailing list (on the bottom of this page), or better yet stop by our Tasting Room and join our Wine Club. You’ll receive free tastings, free tickets to most events, and 20% off all wine, merchandise, and classes.

Wow, where did December go? I seem to remember lots of holiday festivities, decorations, music and whatnot, but it looks like we never got around to updating the website – bad winemaker. We’ll do better in the new year… promise!


Upcoming Events

Tasting Room:
Stop by and experience the award-winning wines of La Vie Dansante Wines along with our sister brand, LVD Wine Company, in our picturesque vineyard setting every Thursday through Monday from noon to 5pm.

Our “Rustic Chic”, “Country Casual” Tasting Room is located at 3200 Dryden Ave, east of the Premium Outlet Malls on Hwy 101, just north of Gilroy. We have a $10 tasting fee per person for a flight of at least five wines which is refunded with the purchase of one bottle.

We are dog-friendly and children tolerant. There are small bites available for purchase in our Tasting Room and a beautiful grassy picnic area in which to enjoy them.

Check our Facebook page for last-minute changes and additions.

02/01 – Saturday, 6 pm to 9 pm – LVD Spring Wine Club Release.  Food, Music and Wine.  Wine Club members only, no charge – members may bring guests.

02/17 – Monday, noon to 5 pm – President’s Day.  We’ll be open our normal hours.

02/22 – Saturday, 1 pm to 4 pm – Spring Barrel Tasting.  Come sample upcoming wines in the “cool” (pun-intended) atmosphere of our winery building.  Complementary for Wine Club members, $20 for the public.

02/28 – Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Wine Symposia, “The Blind Six Experiance”.  Join us in our Tasting Room for an evening of wine and education as we learn the secrets of Sommeliers.  We’ll show you how to guess what’s in your glass using you senses of sight, smell, taste and texture.  $40 per person, Wine Club discounts apply.  Space is limited.

03/27 – Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Wine Symposia, topic to be determined.  Join us in our Tasting Room for an evening of wine and education.  $40 per person, Wine Club discounts apply.  Space is limited.

04/05 – Sunday, 2 pm to 5 pm – Spring Music Series featuring “Just Friends”.