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Rosés all abloom

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The blooming popularity of all things pink meant a record number of submissions to the 2018 Experience Rosé Competition, held on April 18 at Soda Rock Winery in the heart [...]

Passport wrap up

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Wet weather didn’t dampen people’s wine tasting spirits, as Passport sales were said to be up around 30 percent over last year. WSCV President, Karen Seeker, notes, “People enjoyed the [...]

Wine Auction

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Pamala Meador, President of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, says the South Valley Wine Auction this year will benefit many charitable organizations in the community for the first time in [...]

Living the wine life

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Jason and Janu Goelz look out over their 7.5-acre site in a Gilroy industrial park with visions far beyond sugarplums. They see nothing but possibility. About two years ago, this [...]

Pacific Flyway

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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Prior to the intense settlement that began with the gold rush, California’s Central Valley was an immense wetland. A representative of California’s Department of Water Resources once told me that [...]

Calerrain tastings

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Inspired by a growing love of California’s many wine regions they wanted to share with others, Geoff and Chantal Mace created Calerrain, a combination of “California” and “terrain.” They source [...]

Passport month

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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It’s almost here, and instead of just one weekend, Passport lasts the entire month of March this year. So you have ample opportunity to make that $45 investment pay off [...]

Getting higher

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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Last September, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District opened the restored summit of Mount Umunhum, site of the iconic radar tower that has overlooked the Santa Clara Valley since 1957. The [...]
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