Guerra Vineyards & Groves

about the Guerra Family

A New Beginning

In 1918 Frank S. Guerra came to Hollister to visit relatives and liked it so much that he stayed to complete his high school education and then go on to junior college. His parents, brother, and two sisters followed in 1920. When he arrived in Hollister Frank’s father Antonio began farming and also operated a small winery. He continued in agriculture until his death in 1941. His family remained in agriculture and in 1947 opened a walnut processing facility which is still run by family members today. Over the years the Guerra’s have purchased farm land all over San Benito County including a 625 acre piece referred to as the Pepper Tree Ranch in 1981. Since then they’ve planted walnuts, almonds, olives and grapes there in keeping with the farming tradition.”


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