Plan a visit to San Benito County wineries and discover one of the hidden treasures of California’s Wine Country. The wineries of San Benito County are located near the city of Hollister just 25 miles from Monterey Bay.
Wine grapes were first planted in San Benito County during the 1850’s by a French immigrant named Theophile Vache’. Using vine clippings he brought from France, he planted his new vineyards in the beautiful hills of the Cienega Valley.
Learn about the wine makers who continue the tradition of producing excellent wines in this scenic region. In addition to touring the wineries and sampling the wines, visitors might also want to explore the nearby Mission San Juan Bautista.