California Central Coast Olive Oil

California Central Coast Olive Industry

The California Central Coast is home to a vibrant and growing olive industry. The climate and terroir of the California Central Coast is ideally suited for olive production. Most of the growers are small family operations producing handcrafted Extra Virgin Olive Oils in many different styles such as classic Tuscan Style and Italian Blends. Even the venerable California Mission Olive is well represented here.

Many of the producers feature Olive Oil Tasting. So next wine tasting trip to the California Central Coast, plan on sampling some of the local olive oils too!

California Central Coast Olive Sources


Allure Estates
e-mail: productinfo@allureestates.com
phone: 805-237-8063
website: www.allureestates.com

Products:
Tuscan style Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Estate Varietal Wine Vinegars, 5 varietals
Fruit infused Varietal Wine Vinegars, 4 flavors

Where to buy:
www.allureestates.com
Jada Winery
Eberle Winery
We Olive stores

Profile:
Allure Estates is a small family farm located on the California Central Coast near the town of Templeton. Our ranch has close to perfect soil and climatic conditions for growing olive trees and grapes.

Our olive grove has approximately 800 trees. We grow four Tuscan varietals, Leccino Frantoio, Pendolino and Maurino.

We currently grow six grape varietals (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Grenache, Chardonnay and Viognier) To assure quality, we limit fruit production to two tons or less per acre.We make and age our red wine in oak barrels for a year before turning it into vinegar through the traditional Orleans method and barrel-aging it another year before bottling it. We produce straight varietal vinegars as well infusing 4 different fruit components in 4 of the vinegars and these are very popular and user friendly.

Alta Cresta Orchard
e-mail: info@altacresta.com
phone: 805-227-4751
website: www.altacresta.com

Products:
Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tuscan Style Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Italian Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Where to buy:
www.altacresta.com/oliveoil
Alta Cresta Orchard Tasting Romm (to open in early December)

Profile:
Alta Cresta Orchard is located in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country and specializes in producing 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil from four different Italian varietals. These varietals produce oil that is fruit and peppery.

Carriage Vineyards
e-mail: Stay@CarriageVineyards.com
phone: 805.226.9966
website: www.CarriageVineyards.com

Products:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, certified by COOC. Four varieties, Arbequina, Manzanillo, Mission and Coratina. All natural. Farmed sustainably in high quality hillside conditions

Where to buy:
Our products are available at our B&B and our website. Also sold through over 30 stores and wineries

Profile:
Carriage Vineyards was established in 1999 with the first project of 28 acres of quality wine grapes. Our first olives were planted in 2002 when our B&B opened. We now have over 850 olive trees.

Casa Pau Hana Olive Farm, LLC
e-mail: casapauhana@hotmail.com
phone: 805-239-5898
website:

Products:
100% Estate Grown Extra Virgin Lucca Olive Oil
100% Estate Grown Extra Virgin Arbequina Olive Oil

Where to buy:
We Olive locations throughout the state of California, speciality grocery stores throughout the United States. Available by request to our email address. Web site under construction.

Profile:
Producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil since 2005 with a focus on Lucca and Arbequina varietals. Hand harvested, estate grown olives are processed directly after harvest to insure fresh, flavorful oils. Limited bottling after pressing to appreciate "Olio Nuovo" and continued bottling after a rest period. All oils are unfiltered to insure we capture the healthy qualities of the fruit. Since we consume what we produce, care is taken in the farming practices we use.

Counsel Oaks--Producers of fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
e-mail: counseloaks@cox.net
phone: (805) 975-6563
website: www.counseloaks.com

Products:
Field Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Lucca, Mission, & Picholine [Certified with COOC]--2 sizes: 250 ml. & 375 ml.
Lime infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil--250 ml.
Orange infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil--250 ml.
Lemongrass infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil--250 ml.

Where to buy:
website www.counseloaks.com
Le Vigne Winery--Paso Robles, CA
Dover Canyon Winery--Paso Robles, CA
Stephen Frank Gourmet--Laguna Beach, CA

Profile:
Counsel Oaks is located in San Miguel, California, 12 miles east of Highway 101. Our farm embraces 40 acres of beautiful rolling hills dotted with oak trees. Three of those acres comprise our olive grove. Our olive grove was established in 2005, when we planted three varieties: Lucca, Picholine, and Mission. In 2009, we added Pendolino and Frantoio. We sell a lovely field blend of the three varieties, and plan to add the newer two varieties to our blend in 2012. Only oil from our estate olives is included in our blend. Our olives are hand picked and processed into Extra Virgin Olive Oil within a few hours thereafter. Our extra virgin olive oil has won gold medals at the Yolo County Olive Oil Competition and the Central Coast Olive Oil Competition. Our 2011 extra virgin olive oil is certified with the California Olive Oil Council [COOC], and bears its seal.

We sell our extra virgin olive oil in two sizes: 250 ml. and 375 ml.

In addition to our COOC-certified extra virgin olive oil, we offer extra virgin olive oil in three infused flavors: lime, orange, and lemongrass. We sell our flavor-infused oils in 250 ml. bottles, only.

Our goal is to produce the finest extra virgin olive oil, using environmental sensitive agricultural practices, including drip irrigation, weed and pest control and pruning.

Daou Vineyards
e-mail: daouvineyards.com
phone: 888-527-6455
website: daouvineyards.com

Products:
Will be available starting in 2010

Arbequina olive oil
Arbosana olive oil

Where to buy:
none at this time

Profile:
We seek to produce an organic olive oil made in the traditional sense; unfiltered and un-fined.

Fisher Olive Orchards
e-mail: camp@mayneisle.com
phone: 805-467-2681
website: www.mayne isle.com/cottage

Products:
2 years to first crop. 2011

Where to buy:
n/a

Profile:
coming in 2011

Foxdale Farm
e-mail: astrid@foxdalefarm.com
phone: 805 440-8959
website: foxdalefarm.com

Products:
Custom olive milling(pressing)
Containers for all your olive oil needs
Bottles
Corks,tops and capsules
Bottling and labeling
Bin rental

Where to buy:
Full service olive mill(press)
6850 East Highway 41,Templeton,Ca
www.foxdalefarm.com

Profile:
The main objective at Foxdale Farm is to mill the best olive oil possible for our customers. We have a Pierilisi 2-phase integrated cold press system that guarantees larger yield than traditional presses and enhances the organoleptic qualities of the oil. Many of the oils milled here have been awarded gold metals at international competitions and fairs.

Fusano California Valley Olive Co
e-mail: rosemarie@fusanoolives.com
phone: 805-237-8004
website: WWW.FUSANOOLIVES.COM

Products:
FIRST COLD-PRESSED,LATE HARVEST EXTRA VIRGIN CALIFORNIA MANZANILLO OLIVE OIL
FRESH, RAW OLIVES FOR HOME CURING (SEASONAL)
BRINE-CURED SPECIALTY OLIVES
OLIVE BRINE
OLIVE TAPENADE AND MUFFALETTA OLIVE SPREAD

Where to buy:
WWW.FUSANOOLIVES.COM/ORDER ONLINE
CAMBRIA FARMER'S MARKET
SANTA BARBARA SATURDAY FARMER'S MARKET
TYLER FLORENCE STORE, MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
WE OLIVE IN PASO ROBLES, SAN LUIS OBISPO, FRESNO, RIVERSIDE
RIO SECO WINERY IN PASO ROBLES

Profile:
THE FUSANO FAMILY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE OLIVE BUSINESS SINCE 1909. CRISTO FUSANO AND SONS HAD AN OLIVE OIL MILL AND OLIVE CANNING FACTORY IN SYLMAR, CALIFORNIA, UNTIL 1972. IN 1986, ROSEMARIE FUSANO STARTED FUSANO CALIFORNIA VALLEY OLIVE CO. ROSEMARIE AND HER HUSBAND, RUBEN, ARE OLIVE GROWERS AND LICENSED PROCESSORS AND PRODUCE THE FINEST BRINE-CURED OLIVES, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, TAPENADES AND MUFFALETTA. OUR ECO-FRIENDLY FARMING TECHNIQUES INCLUDE SUSTAINABLE USE OF WATER, WEED CONTROL, PEST CONTROL AND CAREFUL PRUNING. WE ALSO SELL FRESH, HAND-PICKED "CURE YOUR OWN" OLIVES TO THE PUBLIC DURING HARVEST SEASON ( OCTOBER THRU JANUARY).

Hidden Hills Olives and Oaks
e-mail: info@hiddenhillsbb.com
phone: 805-239-3115
website: www.hiddenhillsbb.com

Products:
Tuscan style Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Where to buy:
We Olive ..Paso Robles
Hidden Hills Bed and Breakfast ..Templeton
Bountiful Basket ..Carmel

Profile:
Hidden Hills Olives and Oaks produces a Tuscan style blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil using our own estate grown olives in Templeton , California. Our olives are organically grown are hand picked and immediately cold pressed into Extra Virgin Olive Oil .

Homestead Olive Ranch
e-mail: broos@fix.net
phone: 805 466 6561
website:

Products:
Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olives for home processing, Mission and Leccino

Where to buy:
We Olive
Nature's Touch, Templeton
Monterey St. Wine, San Luis Obispo
New Frontiers, San Luis Obispo
Wild Horse Winery, Templeton
Olea Farms Tasting Room, Templeton

Profile:
Our Extra Virgin Olive oil has won gold medals for the last fouryears at the Los Angles International EVOO competitions. It is hand picked and pressed the same day. The oil is a luscious buttery robust olive oil made from mission olives. It is a fruity and peppery oil that will stand up to full flavored dishes and strong salad greens such as spinach and arugula.

Our farm uses sustainable farming practices. We use extensive amounts of compost for weed control and soil fertility.

L'otani Farms
e-mail: info@lotanifarms.com
phone: (818)262-6874
website: www.lotanifarms.com

Products:
Tuscan style Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tuscan - Spannish Blend EVOO

Where to buy:
www.lotanifarms.com
We Olive Stores
Opolo Winery
Justin Winery

Profile:
Established in 1999, L'otani Farms is located on the West side of
Paso Robles, one of California’s most exciting wine regions.
Our four Tuscan varietals: Frantoio, Leccino Moraiolo and Pendolino,
thrive amid our Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard, sharing similar
climate and soil conditions
L’otani Olives are Estate Grown, Hand Picked and Cold Pressed the very next day. Enjoy!

Laraneta Olive Oil
e-mail: oliveoil@laraneta.com
phone: 805 434 5090
website: www.laraneta.com

Products:
First Cold Pressed, Unfiltered, Extra Virgin Olive Oil made exclusively from Tuscan olives

Where to buy:
www.laraneta.com

Profile:
Laraneta Olive Oil is family owned and operated. In 1999 we planted four Tuscan olive varieties in on 1.5 acres at our ranch in Templeton: Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo, Pendolino. Each year we produce a limited amount of olive oil, the blend is whatever nature gives us.

Each of our olive varieties were chosen for specific qualities they impart to our oil. Frantoio produces a refined, aromatic, savory oil. Leccino has a rich buttery quality. Moraiolo is a peppery oil that has a high squalene content. (Squalene is a body detoxifier that strengthens the immune system by penetrating the cells to act as an antioxidant.) Pendolino is an organoleptic oil that is also a pollinator for our Moraiolo. (Organoleptic qualities are those that stimulate the senses ¬Ė eye, skin, nose, mouth ¬Ė enhancing odor, flavor and color.)

We harvest by hand in late November then process immediately at a cold press only 15 minutes from our ranch. This insures that our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best quality we can provide for our family and the families of our customers.
Laraneta Olive Oil is rich and full bodied but not overly aggressive on the palate. We never filter or introduce additives of any kind. It is pure unadulterated and Extra Virgin.

Our family uses our olive oil for most everything. We bake with it, trickle it over vegetables, use it with herbs in marinade, for roasting and BBQing meats poultry and fish, rub it into potato skins and other vegetables before baking, and of course use it for dipping.

We welcome you to try our olive oil for yourself. We are always happy to provide tastings at our B&B, Honey Oak House. Call us to let us know you would like to come by or spend a weekend with us at Honey Oak House and enjoy at True Central Coast Wine Country Experience. For tasting and B&B information please call 805 434 5091.

Melinda & Joe Laraneta & Family

OLEA FARM
e-mail:
phone: 805 610 2258
website: www.oleafarm.com

Products:
tuscan european style
arbequina early harvest
lemon blush
basil blush
estate blend
olive jam
tapenade
anti pasto
fruit jam

Where to buy:
Tasting room at the farm open week end from 10 to 4.30
During the week by appt.

Profile:

Olio Nuevo
e-mail: olionuevo@wildblue.net
phone: (805) 238-7304
website: www.olionuevo.com

Products:
Spanish Arbequina - certified EVOO
Arbequina Blend - certified EVOO (a field blend of
arbequina, mission, and manzinillo estate-grown
olives)

Where to buy:
We Olive (Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo)
New Frontiers
Los Olivos Grocery
Numerous Wineries in San Luis Obispo and
Santa Barbara Counties
See www.olionuevo.com for a complete listing

Profile:
In 2003, we planted 3,700 arbequina, mission, and manzinillo trees. Our 2008 Arbequina and Arbequina Blend represent our third commercial harvest. Our fruit is produced using the principals of sustainable agriculture. Hand picked and milled within hours
of harvest, Olio Nuevo is certified "extra virgin" by
the California Olive Oil Council and has received
numerous medals in international competition.

Please visit www.olionuevo.com for more information
about our products and our farm.

Robbins Family Farm
e-mail: robbie@robbinsfamilyfarm.com
phone: (805) 544-4077
website: www.robbinsfamilyfarm.com

Products:
Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Eve's Mandarin Orange Blend Olive Oil
Jesse's Harmony Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tuscan Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
18 Year Old Balsamic Vinegar from Modena Italy

Where to buy:
www.robbinsfamilyfarm.com
We Olive stores throughout California
Edna Valley Wineries
If you are visiting the south county give us a call 471-1702

Profile:
Robbins Family Farm is a small producer of fine olive oils in the Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo. Our family is totally involved in every aspect of our oil production, from farming, blending, bottling, labeling and even label illustration and design.
Our family produces four very distinctive olive oils. Our preference is for more mild, fruity oils and the Edna Valley possesses the climate and soil most suitable for oils of this type. We grow all our products using sustainable practices including Cal Poly Organic compost. Our harvest is done totally by hand to maintain optimal quality of our olives.

San Antonio Valley Olive Ranch
e-mail: mweinerth@yahoo.com
phone: 805-472-2780
website: www.savoroliveoil.com

Products:
Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Specialty cured Olives

Where to buy:
Bay Area Farmers Market
San Jose and Morgan Hill Markets
email and phone orders accepted

Profile:
Located in Beautiful Southern Monterey County by Lake San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento. Overlooking the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains.

We are a family business with 6 1/2 acres planted in Mission, Arbequina and Barouni, trees. We are beginning our 4rd year in production. We hand pick and process our fruit with utmost care for quality.

We do both Table (brine cure) olives and Olive Oil. We provide fresh Olives for those who wish to cure their own. Our Mission extra virgin olive oil received a Bronze metal at the LA Olive Competition.

Our Arbequina extra virgin olive oil got a Gold metal at the Yolo county fair and won Best of show, Best of Class, Gold at the LA International Olive competition.

Terrace Hill Olive Company
e-mail: uhenze@terracehilloliveco.com
phone: 805-467-1906
website: www.terracehilloliveco.com

Products:
Tuscan Style extra Virgin Olive Oil
A Touch of Citus ~ Extra Virgin Flavored Olive oil with Meyer Lemon and Orange
A Touch of Tuscany ~ Extra Virgin Olive flavored with herbs from the Tuscany
Mediterranean Herb Blend
Greek Herb Blend
Tuscan Sunset Herb Blend
Seafood Herb Blend
Cowboy Steak Rub
Smoked Mesquite Meat Rub
Paella Seasoning Blend

Where to buy:
website www.terracehilloliveoilco.com
Spencer Fresh Market
Martin Weyrich Winery
Castoro Cellars Winery
Sylvester Winery
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
Vina Robles Winey
Cass Winery
Verenas Go Gourmet, Arroyo Grande, CA.
Opolo Winery

Profile:
Terrace Hill is located in Central Coast Wine Region of California, where the Mediterranean climate is similar to Tuscany. Our Olives are carefully hand picked from the trees at the point of maturity and pressed to extract the precious oil on the same day.
This operation is conducted at low temperature to conserve aroma. Tuscan Style Extra Virgin Olive Oil is yellow in color with green highlights

Tiber Canyon Ranch
e-mail: info@tibercanyon.com
phone: (805) 781-0827
website: tibercanyon.com

Products:
Late harvest Tuscan-style Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Meyer Lemon flavored Olive Oil
Mandarin Tangerin flavored Olive Oil
Yuzu flavored Olive Oil

Where to buy:
www.tibercanyon.com
We Olive, San Luis Obispo
The Deli at Old Edna, San Luis Obispo

Profile:
A love of good food and a passion for olive oil come together at Tiber Canyon Ranch. Our blend of olives from select Italian varietals produces a distinctive Tuscan olive oil with California style. We tend our olive groves using sustainable practices in the Mediterranean climate of the coastal hills of Central California.

Our Extra Virgin Olive oil is a late harvest oil which gives it a mellow, fruity flavor. . Our olives are hand harvested by our family and friends. They are then stone milled at Pietra Santa Winery in Hollister. We make our citrus-flavored oils by crushing the citrus in the mill along with the olives which adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to teh olive oil.

Tuscali Olive Oil Co.
e-mail: janic@tuscliolive oil .com
phone: 805 237 9663
website: www.tuscalioliveoil.com

Products:
Extra virgin olive oil

Where to buy:
Web site
farmers market

Profile:
Tuscali Olive Oil Company was established in 2002. We produce a Tuscan style blend
Extra Virgin Olive Oil using our own estate grown Leccino, Frantoio, Morino, Pendolino,
and Moriola olives. Our olives are hand picked and processed into Extra Virgin
Olive Oil the same day. No heat or chemicals are used in the process.
The oil is allowed to rest for two to three months before bottling.

We strive to produce the finest extra virgin olive oil possible using
environmental sensitive agriculture practices including managed irrigation,
weed control, pest control, and pruning.

Valhalla Olive Orchard
e-mail: hankrand@aol.com
phone:
website: www.valhallaoliveorchard.com

Products:
Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Where to buy:
www.valhallaoliveorchard.com
1693 Arbor Road, Paso Robles, CA

Profile:
Valhalla Olive Orchard was established in 1999 with the planting of 42
Manzanillo olive trees. Since 1999, we have planted 40-50 olive trees
a year and we now have 350 trees in the ground producing nine different
kinds of olives.

In the past three years, our Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil has won
a gold medal and two silver medals at the Los Angeles International
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

Wind Dance Farm
e-mail: scott@winddancefarm.com
phone: (775) 813-2600
website: www.winddancefarm.com

Products:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Where to buy:
website: www.winddancefarm.com
Avila Beach Farmer's Market
We Olive
Salisbury Vineyards
Avila Wine & Roasting

Profile:
Wind Dance Farm is a family farm sitting atop a small hill in Avila Valley on California's central coast. Our olives are organically grown and hand picked each year by friends and family. Our orchard is populated with a variety of olives trees: arbequina, picholine, frantoio and manzanillo. This variety produces a great olive oil that is grassy, slightly bitter with a peppery finish.