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(1 of ) A stone bench sits in the olive orchard at Susan and Lewis Jester's home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(2 of ) Sonoma County hills are seen through the olive trees in the south orchard at Susan and Lewis Jester's home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(3 of ) A view of the valley below, from the edge of Susan and Lewis Jester's south orchard of olive trees at their home in Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(4 of ) A view of the olive trees in Susan and Lewis Jester's west orchard, at their home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(5 of ) Bottles of Eyrie extra virgin olive oil that is pressed from olives grown in the orchards around Susan and Lewis Jester's home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(6 of ) An olive tree stands on the hillside of Susan and Lewis Jester's south orchard at their home in Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(7 of ) Sonoma County hills are seen through the olive trees in the south orchard at Susan and Lewis Jester's home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(8 of ) A bee momentarily lands on a leccino olive in the orchards around Susan and Lewis Jester's home in Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(9 of ) John and Debbie Gordan dance during the Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Calif. Friday, September 2, 2016. Guests were treated to food, live music and wine (Jeremy Portje / For The Press Democrat)

(10 of ) Dino Bugica, chef and owner of Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria, walks under the decorative hanging laundry in 2014 at his Geyserville restaurant.
(Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

(11 of ) Salumi at Oenotri in Napa. In Napa, the funky and fun Oenotri restaurant also serves authentic Italian pizzas. (Press Democrat, 2010)

(12 of ) Oenotri's pennette. In Napa, the funky and fun Oenotri restaurant also serves authentic Italian pizzas. (Press Demorcat, 2010)

(13 of ) Dino Bugica is the chef/owner of Diavola in Geyserville and was one of many local chefs who worked at the old Santi Restaurant. (JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

(14 of ) A sampler plate of Rockefeller, left, barbecued, and Kilpatrick oysters at The Marshall Store. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

(15 of ) Pieces of gnocchi sit on the counter after being handmade by Doug Richey, head chef at Santi Restaurant, in Santa Rosa, California on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

(16 of ) A sampler plate of Rockefeller, left, barbecued, and Kilpatrick oysters at The Marshall Store. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

(17 of ) Lunch patrons enjoy a magnificent view of vineyards, flowers and hillsides at Rustic, Francisos Favorites located at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, California. The restaurant has won Best Outdoor Dining in Sonoma County. September 15, 2017. (Photo: Erik Castro/for The Press Democrat)

(18 of ) A view of Susan and Lewis Jester's south orchard of olive trees at their home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(19 of ) Journeyman Meat company's salumi tasting platter. (Press Democrat File)

(20 of ) Bottles of Eyrie extra virgin olive oil that is pressed from olives grown in the orchards around Susan and Lewis Jester's home in the hills above Santa Rosa, California, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(21 of ) Biodynamic farmer Lou Preston in a field of rye on his 125-acre farm in Healdsburg in the Dry Creek Vallley. Monday June 14, 2010.

(22 of ) Charcuterie at Journeyman Meats Co. in Healdsburg. Heather Irwin/PD

(23 of ) Chef/partner Liza Hinman of The Spinster Sisters.
(Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

(24 of ) Franco Dunn makes sausage at Santi. (PD FILE)

(25 of ) Chef Ari Rosen cuts fresh pea shoots for his pesto pasta dish at Scopa in Healdsburg, on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

(26 of ) People sample olives and olive oil from the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and The Olive Press after the annual Blessing of the Olives at the historic Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma on Saturday. (JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

(27 of ) Art Ibleto shakes hands with Jim Bertoli during his 90th birthday celebration at Saralee and Richard's Barn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Santa Rosa, California . (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

(28 of ) A tray of cherry tomatoes roast in the wood oven at Rosso Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Santa Rosa, California, on Saturday, December 10, 2016. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(29 of ) Dino Bugica of Diavola Pizzeria puts a pizza into the oven during the RISE UP SONOMA culinary event at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa on Sunday, December 3, 2017. (BETH SCHLANKER/Press Democrat)

(30 of ) Affogato is an effortless marriage of two of Italys finest exports, espresso and gelato. (Grace Dickinson)

(31 of ) Dave White throws his bocce ball with style during bocce league play at Campo Fina restaurant in Healdsburg, California on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

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