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Get your ticket while they last for the Sept. 22 Edible Party!

Mike Fisher of Fisher's Catering.

Mike Fisher of Fisher’s Catering.

Edible Monterey Bay and the San Benito Olive Festival invite you to a free new issue release party at the stunning Pietra Santa Winery in Hollister from 5–8pm on Tuesday, September 22.

Organizers of the San Benito Olive Festival have lined up renowned Fisher’s Catering of Hollister to provide complimentary olive-inspired small bites, and San Benito Bene will serve ice cream treats infused with artisanal olive oils.

Pietra Santa will pour its delicious wines at a cash bar and we will provide the new issue of Edible Monterey Bay for you to take home. Space is limited, so we recommend that you RSVP here before it fills up. Guests who RSVP in advance will be entered to win free prizes.

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Wine Industry Reaches Out to Help Fire Victims

October 10, 2017 – We’ve been watching in horror as wind-whipped fires raced through the fabled Wine Country of  Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, devastating entire subdivisions, razing historic wineries and closing businesses. People have died, thousands are displaced and the fires continue to threaten new neighborhoods, but the Monterey County and Santa Cruz Mountains wine associations are already banding together to help affected wineries.

“This is a very personal tragedy, not only because the California wine community is close-knit, but also because a number of our local wineries and vineyards also have property in Sonoma and Napa,” said Kim Stemler, executive director of the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association.

“Our hearts are heavy as we watch the continued widespread destruction caused by the wildfires that are impacting so many … Read More

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Carmel Plaza Renovation Moves Towards Completion

October 10, 2017 – The grand opening of Hahn Family Wines tasting room on Thursday is a big achievement for the local winery, as well as another step towards completion of the ongoing renovation of Carmel Plaza shopping center, which will soon include three tasting rooms.

According to Gayle Spears, GM of the Carmel Plaza, the one and a half year project is on track to be completed by the target opening date of November 20, 2017. The bulk of the heavy lifting has been accomplished — the interior courtyard is done, stairs and rails are in place, and things are moving very quickly now.

Spears says multiple trade parties are at work installing gutters and stucco and paint. “Everything is moving right along and the South courtyard should be … Read More

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New Craft Brewery for Seaside

October 3, 2017 – Get ready to welcome a brand new craft brewery to the Monterey Peninsula. Other Brother Beer Company has acquired a 7,000 square foot building at 877 Broadway in Seaside and is getting ready to build a tap room and brewery to open in 2018.

“We’re not really into it to make a lot of money, but to build a community around something we really love,” says Evan Loewy, who is partnering with Michael Nevares and brewer Kevin Brown on the project.

Loewy, a Carmel native, lives in San Francisco and manages marketing for the family’s Other Brother Olive Oil company. The boutique olive oil producer sources olives from the family orchard in Carmel Valley, an orchard in Templeton and six or seven growers across California to make their … Read More

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Sante Adairius Opens New Santa Cruz Tap Room

October 3, 2017 – The first customers started arriving just a few hours ago as the “soft opening” of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales‘ new tap room got underway. The long-awaited second location on Water Street in Santa Cruz is much more spacious than the original Capitola tap room, with a warm, homey vibe, 18 taps, bottled beer for sale and a few food items. 

There are shiny varnished wood slab tables, polished concrete floors, picnic tables, tulip pendant lights and a patchwork quilt hanging on the wall. SARA brews are available on tap and in bottles, along with a selection of bottled guest beers.

Hours of the new craft beer destination are from 2pm to 8pm Tuesday to Thursday and noon to 9pm Friday to Sunday, closed on Mondays. An official grand opening is … Read More

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Former Wills Fargo For Sale Again

October 2, 2017 – Historic Wills Fargo steak house and saloon in Carmel Valley—which was converted into the Holman Ranch Tavern just five months ago—is back on the market.

The 4,266 square foot restaurant and bar is for sale for $2.9 million, including the liquor license and all the furnishings and equipment.

“The Lowder family has enjoyed serving the Carmel Valley community and the tavern is going to stay open, operating normally for now,” said Holman Ranch general manager Liz Bolar.

“The ranch will stay in the family and also continue to operate normally. We are looking forward to focusing on events and on the winery,” she said, adding that various options were being considered for a new tasting room.

The current owners purchased the 1920s era roadhouse in 2014 from … Read More

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