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La Vie Dansante Wines 3200 Dryden Avenue, Ste A Gilroy • 408.826.2712 Open: 12- 5 pm Thursday through Monday Founded: 2013 Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery Martin Ranch Winery Medeiros Family Wines Open: 11 am - 4 pm Open: 12-5 pm Open: 12- 5 pm First & Third Fri & Sat SUMMER HOURS Saturday & Sunday   Founded: Founded: 2012   “Always looking for the next “T.O.” in every vintage.  It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, your knees get weak, and your heart races!” 645 West San Martin Avenue San Martin • 408.713.8501 Saturdays & Sundays Founded: 2013 “La Vie Dansante is a boutique winery crafting wines of elegance and finesse from locally-grown Rhone varietals. Our wines are truly hand-crafted - if you find a fingerprint on the bottle it likely belongs to me!” Jeff Fadness, Owner & Winemaker Most Celebrated Wine The Love Song triplet – “Aubade”, a white blend of Roussanne, Grenache blanc, and Picpoul blanc, “Serenade”, a lighter-red blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, and “Nocturne”, a darker-red blend based on Syrah. Future Plans  As one of the new generation of wineries in the Gilroy/ San Martin/Morgan Hill area we are loving growing and maturing with our new wine friends. This summer we’ve added a “lawn games” area and are bringing movie nights and music to the winery. Opened tasting room 2015 “Each vine of our estate vine- yard is meticulously tended using sustainable farming to reflect the area’s terroir, producing wines that are fruit forward with restrained oak and minimal interventions. Our open air tasting pavilion, views of the vineyard, tables in the shade of umbrellas and olive trees are perfect for a relaxing picnic and a bottle of wine.” Todd & Kim Engelhardt, Winemakers/Owners Most Celebrated Wine We opened our doors with only white Rhone wines, a nd have become known for them. Our 2016 Estate Viognier was rated 90 by Wine Enthusiast and has sold out.  6675 Redwood Retreat Road Gilroy, • 408.842.9197 Vineyard 1993 Winery 2002 “Being a part of a community of Wine Enthusiasts who share our passion for great wine, and witnessing them create lifelong memories around food, wine, and family is the joy of what we do.” Most Celebrated Wine J.D. Hurley Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mtns. Therése Vineyards Malbec, Santa Clara Valley Future Plans  To continue to make great wine and share our passion for many years to come. As our estate red Rhone varietals will begin producing this year we are excited to continue to expand our red and rosé wine offerings and be 100% estate grown.  GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 Ted and Tammie Medeiros, Winemakers/Owners Most Celebrated Wine Therése Martin, Owner Future Plans  3200 Dryden Avenue, Ste A Gilroy • 408.427.7536   Saudade. Bordeaux Style red wine blend.  Saudade is full bodied and smooth. Inviting aromas of Black cherry, plum, and vanilla on the nose. Layers of earthiness, dried flowers, and cocoa integrate harmoniously into a finely balanced marriage between tannin and acid. Finish is long and lingering. Future Plans  Wake up with a cup of black coffee before dawn.  Work hard all day.  Fire up the pit and crack open a bottle in the evening.  Share with family and friends. Do it again but better! 73