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June 19, 2021

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Gilroy Garlic Festival announces 2021 events

A drive-thru Gourmet Alley experience, a garlicky dinner and fundraising golf tournament are part of a series of events the Gilroy Garlic Festival has...

Rotary Club of Gilroy collecting grocery gift cards

The Rotary Club of Gilroy is collecting and donating gift cards from grocery stores to St. Joseph’s Family Center and the Salvation Army. The gift...

Local Scene: Rotary Club gathering coats, citizenship workshops set

Rotary Club of Gilroy seeks coat donations The Rotary Club of Gilroy is hosting a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, or new, warm...

Wildfire contained off Hecker Pass Road

A late afternoon eight-acre wildfire on both sides of Watsonville Road that threatened vineyards and homes west of Gilroy was reported approximately 60 percent...


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Book tells history of South Valley wineries

In Santa Clara Valley, there’s a long history of growing wine grapes, some of the oldest in the country. Wine historian Charles Sullivan stated that “the Santa Clara Valley is the birthplace of premium wine grapes in California.” In fact, our local wine history predates some of the notable and prestigious areas in California. In her new book “Wineries of Santa Clara Valley,” local author Bev Stenehjem tells the wine history of the Santa Clara Valley through a series of photographs that document 14 families through a span of 150 years.

Don’t miss out: Gilroy Demonstration Garden Farm to Table dinner

The Gilroy Demonstration Garden is holding its 3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner, which will include a five-course meal and a glass of local wine, from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the garden, located at 7360 Eigleberry St. between Sixth and Seventh streets in downtown Gilroy.

Local wineries bring home the bling

South County wineries continue to eke out a stellar reputation for themselves alongside industry bigwigs from Napa, Paso Robles, Sonoma and beyond, leaving 57 judges with a positive impression on their palate during the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last week.

Fortino Winery

Fortino Winery was first established in 1970 when Ernest and Marie Fortino purchased a vineyard that had been growing since the early 1930s. Ernest was drawn to the vineyard because the surrounding land was highly reminiscent of his hometown of Calabria, Italy.

Great grapes! South County wineries win

South County wineries made us proud in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, bringing home brag-worthy scores amid the record-setting 5,050 entries from 23 states.