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.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Pietra Santa before, you’re in for a treat.
Driving up to the stately winery makes you feel as if you’re approaching a European villa. In fact, the vineyards were planted in the 1850s by a Frenchman, Theophile Vache, who was attracted to the property by its exceptionally wine-friendly climate and mineral-rich soils. The name Pietra Santa comes from the Italian for “sacred stone.”
Today, Pietra Santa offers many varietals of wine as well as fine estate organic olive oils made from its five types of olive trees.
Chef Mike Fisher, who will be cooking the party’s small bites, is a Hollister native who trained as a chef in Paris and previously worked in such esteemed kitchens as that of Daniel in New York and Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. He now runs his own business, Fisher’s Catering.
Hollister-based San Benito Bene, which will be offering the ice cream treats with infused olive oil, is the go-to place for unique gifts and fresh, quality products from San Benito County for your own pantry and home.
The San Benito Olive Festival, the event’s co-host, will hold its exciting celebration of local olive oil, food and wine on October 17 from 10am to 5pm.
To read about more about Pietra Santa and the other wineries on the San Benito Wine trail, as well as Fisher’s Catering, visit the Edible Monterey Bay Summer 2015 Emag.