Food & Wine

Food, wine festival marks 30 years in Morgan Hill

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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There’s a time of the year where all six blocks of downtown Morgan Hill are closed off, where people can stroll Monterey Road without the worries of traffic while tasting local food, sipping craft beer and wine, and enjoying a variety of creative artwork. Its no-frills name is [...]

Sipping for a cause

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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With a 21-year history of raising funds for local charities, the South Valley Wine Auction invites the community to enjoy a lineup of wineries, restaurants and auction items on Saturday, May 18 at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Pamala Meador, president of the [...]

Acres of green at Verde Vineyards

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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It doesn’t get more green and lush than this Gilroy spot out on Buena Vista Avenue, directly across from colorful Satori Cellars. George and Lynda Green, who met and still work in the medical field, bought this property for its tranquil setting and views, not really thinking [...]

Winemaker earns honors

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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The new year got off to a golden start for Solis Winery in Gilroy, as they came home from the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with two gold medals and four silvers for their wines. This continues what has been an impressive streak of award-winning vintages for the [...]

Romance in the South Valley

Mary Bartholomew

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams,” wise words from Dr Seuss. Flowers, a poetic card, a loving gift, a romantic meal—all epitomize Valentine’s Day—a day of celebrating love and romance. If [...]

Super Bowl eats

For football fans, appetizers, drinks and barbeque are to the Super Bowl as turkey and pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving Day—it’s an unofficial American holiday. This year, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are competing for the coveted 53rd Super Bowl [...]

Putting the ‘Oh!’ into tacos

Molly Adams knows a thing or two about owning a restaurant. For instance, her latest—Morgan Hill’s Tac-oh!—isn’t her first rodeo. Nor her first Tac-oh!. The second installment of the Mexican comfort food chain, Tac-oh!, opened its doors in downtown Morgan Hill on Jan. 8 [...]

Cab is king

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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It’s no surprise that cab is king, especially in cooler weather, when sitting by the fire takes on a romantic air. Want to give yourself or a cab lover in your life a set of special local cabernets this holiday season?  Here are a few to ponder. Aver Family’s 2014 [...]

All a-sparkle

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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One wants something light, effervescent and joyful to welcome the New Year. Queue the sparkling wine, along with Auld Lang Syne. While some strictly quaff Champagne from France for the holidays, many prefer domestic. If you want to fill your flute with local bubbles, several [...]

Fruits a’plenty

When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use the land as a nice business venture. But no one could have predicted what that venture would become when her sons opened a [...]
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