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Celebrating the south bay from the air
Local photographer and drone operator David Hofstad (@ davidhofstad ) captured this beautiful image of Gilroy ' s west side . In the foreground rests Dorcisch Family Vineyards vines of Cabernet , Merlot , Syrah , and Malbec , their warehouse , and tasting room . At right , the northeastern tip of Kirigin Cellars vines sit at the base of the foothills . To the left , Uvas Creek flows under the cover of Canyon Live Oak , California Juniper , White Alder and California Buckeye trees , among others . The stunning view looks northeast , capturing the colorful vineyards , lush hills , and a meandering Watsonville Road leading travelers southwest to HWY152 and northeast into Morgan Hill . This area is home to black-tailed deer , coyotes , mountain lions and wild turkeys , as well as quails , newts , lady bugs , butterflies , and hummingbirds . Red-tailed hawks and local fishers scan the water for steelhead trout that occasionally navigate the creek . One of Gilroy ' s most picturesque areas to visit or pass through via car or motorcycle on your way to somewhere else . The area is a very popular route for local bicycle enthusiasts .
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