Gilroy is located in the northern part of the state of California and a city in Santa Clara County. The town was famous for its garlic crop, and an annual festival is held in the city - the Gilroy Garlic Festival, wherein it features various garlicky foods. It is nicknamed as the Garlic Capital of the World. The city also produces mushrooms in large quantities. It is also known for the boutique wine production wherein a more substantial part of the city in its western portion has mostly consisted of family estates that are surrounding the Santa Cruz Mountains on the part of the west. In 1776, the Spanish explorers that were led by Juan Bautista de Anza passed through the Santa Clara Valley, and Mission San Juan Bautista was established in 1797 near the Pajaro River.
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