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Traversing the Headlands

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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From Sweeney Ridge in San Mateo County, where Gaspar de Portolà first saw San Francisco Bay in 1769, to windswept Tomales Point at the very northern tip of Marin County, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) spans a vast distance and a staggering variety of [...]

Winning wines of South Valley

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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Congratulations to our eight local wineries that earned a combined 47 medals at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Martin Ranch Winery led the way with 12 medals, and Kirigin Cellars garnered 11 medals, with both winning in the Best of Class category. Other [...]

Following the Wine Trail to Kirigin Cellars

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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By Bev Stenehjem On a recent Sunday afternoon, a group of us followed the Wine Trail of Santa Clara Valley and stopped in at Kirigin Cellars, which has been making wine on the property since 1916. There are so many things to love about Kirigin Cellars: to start with, [...]
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