Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.


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.


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.


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.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.

Jessica Foust of Foustman's Salami. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat Drink Savor: Foustman’s Salami packs a lot of flavor into its varieties

Business has steadily grown for the San Juan Bautista-based company since it was founded in 2017.

Coffee ready to roast. Courtesy of Craze Coffee Roasters


Eat, Drink, Savor: Craze Coffee Roasters wants to be your favorite new brand

Craze coffee is a fresh roasted, local product.

Kara Loupe with pizza cookies. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: 831BakeShop cookies are almost too ‘pretty’ to eat

Hollister home baker Kara Loupe finds success through social media and popup events.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.


Vietnam veterans honored at Hollister VFW dinner

The event featured barbecue, speeches and a raffle.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Great weather and 100+ vendors draw crowds to San Juan Bautista

Arts and crafts kick off the first of the tourist town’s annual festivals.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Great wines from around San Benito County

Crave Wine Company offers special packages for Spring.

Tami Castañeda-Huaracha and Al Castañeda. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Doña Esther’s marks its 40th anniversary with food, drink and music

San Juan Bautista will close a section of Third street on March 25 in celebration.

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


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.

Christian Ochoa and Martin Alejo at the meat department. Photo by Juliana Luna.


Los Cuates Supermercado celebrates 16 years

Eldest son Christian Ochoa is responsible for many changes to the family business.

New Year fireworks. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

Chinese welcome the Year of the Tiger

This time around the new year begins Feb. 1.