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April 13, 2024

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Local Scene: Foundation to award $85K-plus in grants

Foundation to award $85K-plus in grants The Gilroy Foundation will award more than $85,000 to local nonprofit groups at its annual meeting and charitable giving...

A sip of history

Fortino Winery, likely one of the most familiar Santa Clara Valley wineries to local people, reflects the history of winemaking in a region famed...

Lightpost Winery brings knowledge to winemaking 

If you’re like me you rarely enter a weekend without some kind of plan and cherish the times you can be spontaneous waking up...

Santa Clara Valley Wineries earn gold at competition 

Getting to the Sweepstakes round at the largest wine competition in North America takes a wine that outshines and outlasts 5,700 entries from more...

DeRose Winery is steeped in South Valley history

In my last column I highlighted Rosy and Rich Bergen’s Little Uvas Vineyard (LUV) and their facility called “The Garage” at 255 Fitzgerald Ave....

LUV represents best of valley’s wines

What do you do when you’ve owned and operated one of Morgan Hill’s oldest and best known restaurants—a place I’ve called “Morgan Hill’s living...

One year later: How U.S. winemakers averted disaster

Brianne Day makes a wide array of wines from the Willamette and Applegate Valleys in southern Oregon. Along with the usual pinot noirs and...

Morgan Hill winery carries on legacy

Jerry and Judy Ross never planned to own their own Morgan Hill winery.

Harvest preview: vintners prepping for early season

Dry farming may be proving fruitful for several Santa Clara area winemakers, who said this year’s harvest may come earlier than in years past with the lack of rainfall stacking up to high-quality fruit and less supply.

Perfect holiday gifts for the wine aficionado

With the holidays fast approaching, my thoughts turn to family gatherings, gift-giving and sparkling wine - not necessarily in that order. Since the topic of family gatherings would far exceed the limited word count of this column, I will focus on gift ideas for the wine lover on your list and sparkling wines that can be essential to getting through family gatherings.