La Vie Dansante Wines

Local Rhone Wineries


We consider the wineries below to be our “sister wineries” in the quest to illuminate and educate the public to the wonders of Rhone varietals. We all work together closely to hone our craft. If you’ve enjoyed our wines be sure to stop by and give theirs a try. Let them know you’re on a pilgrimage to places sacred to the devotees of the Rhone (and that Hermitage is too far), and they’ll welcome you as family.


aver-family-logo 2900 Soma Way, Gilroy, CA 95020 – (408) 203-8575

As winegrowers, we borrow from the land, barter with the sky and
pray for divine intervention. We are blessed to have a wonderful vineyard,
a loving and supportive family and a talented winemaker who
helps us turn great fruit into superior wines. Our home is nestled
in the vine-covered hills of southern Santa Clara County, and each
day, we count our blessings for the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Every day, we tend our vines like they are our children, because, they

Lion-Ranch-logo 645 W San Martin Ave, San Martin, CA 95046 – (408) 713-8501

Lion Ranch Vineyards and Winery, located along the hills of west San
Martin, is cultivating grape varietals from the Rhone region of France,
including Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Picpoul
Blanc, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Cinsault. Each vine of
our estate vineyard is meticulously tended using sustainable farming
to reflect the area’s terroir. Family-owned and handcrafted, the wines
of Lion Ranch are a modern expression with a nod to history.

Sarahs-Vineyard-logo 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020 – (408) 847-1947

Founded in 1978, Sarah’s Vineyard is dedicated to handcrafting small
lots of unique wines from locally grown grapes. Our unique microclimate,
with hot summer days and cool nightly ocean fog, produces
ideal conditions for classic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rhone
varietals. French oak barrels and traditional winemaking techniques
are used to create our elegant, food-friendly and sophisticated wines.