Al DeRose. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Al DeRose’s journey from Hollister to Chile and back again

DeRose Winery winemaker creates fine vintages on two continents.

Mike Waller. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: The compelling pinot noirs of Calera Wine Company

Mt. Harlan limestone is one of the secrets of its fine wine production.

Eden Rift Winery. Photo by Robert Eliason

Special Projects

Eat, Drink, Savor: The classic pinot noirs and chardonnays of Eden Rift

Christian Pillsbury continues the legacy of Cienega Valley winemaking.

Yoji Ogawa and Toru Ikemasu (front), Cory Waller and Seiichi Matsuda (back). Photo by Robert Eliason.

Special Projects

Eat, Drink, Savor: Ozeki Sake is a delightful change of pace

Rice wine is no longer just for Japanese restaurants.

Sean Fitzharris and BenitoLink reporter Robert Eliason. Photo courtesy of Fran Fitzharris.

Special Projects

Eat, Drink, Savor: From homebrewing to full brewery

The Fitzharrises create Brewery Twenty Five beers for San Benito County

The DeRose Vineyards. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Taste traveling at DeRose Winery

Wines made from historic vines are the highlight of the DeRose tasting room.

Old vines at the Vaché/Palmtag vineyard site. Photo by Robert Eliason

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: The spectacular 170 year old lineage of Cienega Valley Wines

How Theophile Vaché and William Palmtag established fine winemaking in San Benito County.