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This Just In: Olio Nuovo Has Arrived!

Newly arrived! This year’s first press of a beautiful Sicilian oil from Nocellino: 100% Nocellara del Belice olives from Castelvetrano, Sicily.

We also received five gallons of a wonderful local blend of Italian varietals by Chalk Hill….

2012 California Olio Nuovos

The winter solstice on December 21st is just around the corner, meaning the Oliveto menu has taken a turn for the late-autumnal. Think rich soups, thick stews, and ribollita – dishes that stick to the ribs, warm the cockles and pair exceptionally with peppery, vibrant olio nuovos…

Fèlsina Olive Oil Tasting

Caterina Mazzocolin will be in town next week for Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri and will stop by Oliveto on Tuesday night to share some of Fèlsina’s olive oils from the 2009 harvest. A complimentary tasting of three different oil varieties (Leccino 2009, Moraiolo 2009, and Plurivarietale 2009) will be offered with dinner. Also, the menu will include…

This Just In: Olio Nuovo is Here

The olive harvest has begun in most northern hemisphere olive growing regions. The first cold-pressed oils are called “new oils,” with their very special and fleeting characteristic vegetal flavor and “heat” in the throat. That profound vibrancy lasts only about two weeks before it subsides and the oil stabilizes as…

Dickson Napa Ranch – Profile

Lillian Dickson inherited the ranch from her mother. The land had once belonged to Lillian’s grandfather, Manuel Candido Almado. He had purchased the property in the 1940s after his own dairy ranch had to be sold for the building of the Napa County Airport….

McEvoy Olive Oil – Profile

After Nan McEvoy fell in love with a former dairy ranch in the rolling hills outside Petaluma, she learned that the property, which was zoned for agriculture, must have an agricultural purpose. Fond of Tuscany and its chief product, olive oil, she investigated the possibility of converting the dairy into an olive farm and oil mill…

Round Pond Olive Oil – Profile

In the early 1980s Bob and Jan MacDonnell moved from an urban part of the Bay Area and bought their first parcel of land that would one day become Round Pond Estate. The second generation of MacDonnell are now working the farm…