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Bev Stenehjem

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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Maybe this has happened to you. You purchased a great bottle of wine for some future occasion, but when the time finally came to open it, the wine was lackluster, a shadow of what it used to be, and nothing like the flavor profile you had hoped it would mature into. Or worse, [...]

For the love of song

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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At just 19, a young Gilroy woman had assembled a repertoire of characters that easily rivals those of musical theater veterans, including lead roles in the productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Singing in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz. So, who is this Gilroy superstar? She is [...]

Estate Vines

Bev Stenehjem

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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At the tail end of our long rainy season the Santa Clara Wine Trail was covered in acres of bright yellow mustard and verdant green hills. I turned off on Redwood Retreat Road, toward Fernwood Cellars—and enjoyed the beauty of mossy trees and swollen streams rushing by. I [...]

Best of Out & About, March 10, 2017

Wine Weekend Visit historic wineries, see spectacular views and meet the winemakers at the Santa Clara Valley Passport Weekend. Passport holders are entitled to attend all three days of fun beginning on Friday, March 17 at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 [...]

Spring vs. Sprawl

Jack Foley

Senior Editor at Gilroy Dispatch
Longtime local journalist and Pulitzer co-winner Jack Foley has worked for San Jose Mercury News and Gilroy Dispatch for more than 20 years and has covered Gilroy for much of his 30-year journalism career. Since 1976, Foley has lived in and around Gilroy.
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Rene Spring has the kind of paternal love for Morgan Hill typical of folks born and living into adulthood in hometowns that dot the American landscape. From Maine to Miami, Seattle to San Diego and throughout the heartland, the phrase born and raised is spoken with [...]

Chasing Wildflowers

Ron Erskine

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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Each winter, outdoor lovers hope the season will bring enough rain to light up fields and hillsides with color. And when conditions align just right, the spring flower show can pop like a bicentennial fireworks display. My crystal ball is no clearer than any other, but a look at [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Dave Clink

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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What are the bright spots in the market right now? There are a lot of bright spots in the market right now. For sellers, the lack of inventory is continuing to drive prices higher and there are multiple offers on many properties. This trend should continue throughout the year. [...]

Evolution of an Artist

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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The mood went from dawn to dusk, a collection of contemporary paintings spanning the brilliance of an entire day in Monterey. “I call the series ‘Toward Tranquility,’ says artist and avid runner Richard Young, whose work is now being displayed at the Gilroy Center for the [...]

Following the Wine Trail to Kirigin Cellars

Debra Eskinazi

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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