Volunteers spent three hours removing the hemlock from the property's grassland. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers remove toxic, invasive hemlock from Nyland Property

They aim to restore native plants and make the property fire-safe.

Al Guerra in his vineyard. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Wine tasting and music return to Guerra Winery

Its tasting room and amphitheater are Hollister summer highlights.

BenitoLink Reporter Robert Eliason speaks to the SBC Historical Society at the SBC Historical Park. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Features

San Benito County Historical Society learns about local vineyard history

BenitoLink’s Robert Eliason shares his research on Cienega Valley wines.

Rachel Molatore and Charis Neves. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Taylor Farms’ salad kits feature our local produce

This nationally popular product line and its nearly 30 different chopped salad kits, make mealtime easier and healthier.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

Guerra Cellars' Brooke Taylor pouring for Mark and Melissa Preader. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Hollister Wine and Beer Stroll returns for the 9th year

A sold-out crowd enjoys samples from 23 wineries and breweries.

Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: The historic and eclectic varietals of Stirm Wine Co.

Aromas winemaker Ryan Stirm perfects his craft as he builds his vineyard.

Hollister resident Norma Martinetti with her prized rosemary. She says the plants have been passed down in her family and have a uniquely sweet flavor. Photo by Julie Britt.

History & Profiles

Ahead of her time: Norma Martinetti and the Hollister Farmers’ Market

Despite local resistance, she founded what has become a staple event.

Luis Valdez speaking with Cesar Chavez on right (Courtesy ETC).

Agriculture

Local leaders remember Cesar Chavez

Phil Esparza and Richard Perez say the fight for farmworker rights continues.

Ignacio Hurtado Vargas carried his tribute to Cesar Chavez during the march. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Nonprofits

Celebrating Cesar Chavez

Residents march in honor of the farm labor leader’s legacy.

A couple stands among the trees in Eden Rift's Gavilan Gale. Photos by JeLau Photography.

Business

Eden Rift opens a new wedding and event center among the oaks and vines

Gavilan Vale offers an elegant alternative to Napa, Sonoma and Monterey venues.

Features

Looking back at San Benito County’s top stories of 2021

Year two of the pandemic brought vaccinations, the reopening of schools and a partial return to life before the coronavirus.

North county terraces just above the tree line marking the San Benito River. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

News Release

San Benito Resource Conservation District seeks to fill board vacancy

The district serves rural, urban and suburban communities in San Benito County.

Ralph Brigantino. Photo provided.

Business

Brigantino Irrigation expands amid uncertain economy

The company has benefited from homeowners taking on projects during the pandemic.

Michael Simons and Christina Cohen at the Comanche tasting room. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Comanche Cellars brings the taste of San Benito County to Monterey

The array of San Benito's unique grape varieties are showcased in their Comanche and Dog & Pony wines.