Food & Wine

Rustic vibe

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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It was jam-packed on opening day at the 18th Barrel wine and beer tasting room. Owned by Monica and Anthony Ramirez, it is the newest business to take the corner of Third and Polk Street in San Juan Bautista. It’s got a rustic, steampunk decor with open-beam ceiling, granite [...]

Edible Garden

One of the hottest culinary trends this summer, edible flowers, has a local champion in David Jamrock, the chef behind the sumptuous farm dinners at a downtown garden in Gilroy. Yet, while it took the influence of Food Network cooking programs to get people to try rose petals on [...]

Food truck roundup

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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Most people smirk at the name of food trucks, recalling the old cliché, “roach-coach” and envisioning greasy foods served by questionable cooks. But in today’s new world, food trucks have gone upscale and gourmet. In search of enlightenment of how far food trucks have [...]

Gastronomic wonder

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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Move over wine and food pairing. It’s cocktail time. According to The Milias Restaurant, in Gilroy, pairing cocktails with dinner has become its most popular event. “We tried doing wine dinners but had very few takers,” says chef and co-owner Adam Sanchez. After doing a [...]

Well-balanced

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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Getting to Stefania Wine took us onto a meandering country road through the golden hills of west Gilroy. We pulled up front to the tasting room, adjacent to the winemakers’ home owned by Stefania and Paul Romero. As married business partners, Stefania and Paul take care of the [...]

Vine dining

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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The moon and the stars have aligned, bringing the next Outstanding in the Field dinner to Gilroy on Thursday, June 29. This extraordinary farm-to-table dinner is a collaboration between three titans of the food and wine industry: a visionary chef, legendary winemakers and a [...]

Musical Pairing

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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Wine and music make a beautiful pairing! Here are the free (with wine purchase) concert series throughout the summer: Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm: Guglielmo Winery presents its Vines and Vibes concert series from May through August with a June lineup that includes the Alison Sharino [...]

Dry-farmed vineyard

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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After a Mother’s Day brunch with my grown daughters, we headed over to sample the delicious wines of Hecker Pass Winery. Other families, kids and dogs with the same idea were already there, enjoying their picnics under the grapevine arbor. Inside the tasting room we were [...]

Lost girl

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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The winemaker dinner at La Niña Perdida Mexican Restaurant was a foodie’s heaven—an evening of magical food and wine pairings. Owner/Chef Miriam Vega served up five sublime courses while Vic and Mike Vanni, winemaker/owners of Solis Winery poured five of their brilliant [...]

Locally labeled

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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Since the Gilroy co-op Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio opened its doors in October of 2015, Ron Mosley, owner/winemaker of Tass Vineyards and Winery has been working hard to bring in his own wine label. Much to everyone’s delight, Mosley’s winery has finally joined the other [...]
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