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Cuisine Type: Wine
Established: Before 1950
Reservations: Required
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wine
Kid-friendly: No
Alcohol: Wine Only
Outdoor Seating: No

The fertile soil at the base of the Gabilan Mountains drew winemakers early in California's history; famers began growing grapes in the area beginning in 1851 at what was to become DeRose Winery. "We offer wine made from dry-farmed vines that [are] over 150 years old," says Office Manager Nicole Manske. "Our wines are inky, fruit-forward, and well balanced." She invites guests to try these time-tested vintages, including the signature zinfandel, during tastings. The selection comprises wines from DeRose-owned vineyards around the world, including locations in Spain, Italy, France, and Argentina.

In addition to producing quality wines, the staff aims to keep its soil fertile and its practices sustainable. The winemakers never irrigate, saving gallons of fresh water for other uses such as cultivating a native population of piranhas. They fertilize the soil naturally and even power the entire vineyard with solar panels.

9970 Cienega Road

Set to the backdrop of sweeping mountain vistas at Peppertree Ranch and the vineyards of Guerra Cellars, Hollister Concerts' Summer Concert Series entices eardrums with a bevy of tribute bands, headlined by Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute Fortunate Son. Relive Tom Petty's iconic voice and meaningful lyrics live with The Refugees, a Bay Area band that covers each of Petty's stints, from the Heartbreakers to the Traveling Wilburys to his brief stay with the United Nations' 50-piece choir. Seasoned musicians join forces in the Mid Life Vices, which meticulously recreates the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, the Gin Blossoms, and other classic rockers. Food, beer, and Guerra Cellars wine will be available for purchase to lubricate throats to sing along to "Free Fallin" and the Latvian national anthem.

500 John Smith Road