Calaveras Olive Oil
665 O'Byrnes Ferry Road
Copperopolis, CA 95228, USA
Calaveras Olive Oil, producer in Copperopolis, CA, has a shop in town and its groves nearby.
Martinis Olive Oil
Kyparissia, Greece, GR
Martinis, of Kyparissia, Greece, is an extra-virgin olive oil brand distributed through Trader Joes.
My Grandfather's Olive farm
Platanos, Kalamata/Messinia, Greece
My grandfather and grandmother -- or Pappou and Yiayia, as they're called in Greek -- have had olives groves in a tiny village called Platanos for decades. My grandfather -- one of 7 brothers and sisters -- inherited a portion of his father's large landholdings. On a good year, he'll produce a few tons of oil, several gallons of which he'll ship to family in the U.S.
Savor Olive Oil
53850 Bradley Lockwood Rd
Bradley, CA 93426, US
Savor Olive Oil, a small producer in Central California's Southern Monterey County, won a top award for best "domestic-delicate" extra virgin oil at the 2007 L.A. International Olive Oil Competition. Maria and Bob Weinerth are the owners.
Round Pond Estate
886 Rutherford Rd
Napa, CA 94558, US
Round Pond Estate, a Napa Valley olive grower, uses stone- and hammer-milling methods to produce four different types of olive oils: Spanish and Italian varietals, and a Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange flavored oil. The MacDonnell family started making oil in the early 1990s, build a good reputation, and have now added their own wine label.
Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Goya, a major Spanish producer of olive oil, can be found in most supermarkets and has been distributing in the U.S. for years. The oil tasted on www.iloveoliveoilblog.com
comes from Spain's Andalucia region, in the south, and is packed in Seville, according to its label.
Pasolivo Olive Oil
8530 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446, US
Pasolivo is an award-winning California extra virgin olive oil. It comes from Willow Creek Ranch, in the Central Coast's Paso Robles region. he Guth/Yaguda family has more than 45 acres of trees. Its oils has won awards and recognition in domestic and international competitions. If you want to try an American olive oil, this one's a good place to start.
BR Cohn Olive Oil
15000 Sonoma Hwy
Glen Ellen, CA 95442, US
One of the finer olive oils coming out of Sonoma County, Calif. But, pricey, of course.
St. Helena Olive Oil Co.
1351 Main St
St Helena, CA 94574, US
Based in Napa Valley, St. Helena makes a wide range of olive oils, vinegars and other fine gourmet products. You can taste everything they sell at their two stores.
Vincent Arroyo Winery
2361 Greenwood Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515, US
Though Vincent Arroyo is known for his wines, he and his family have started making some olive oil on the side. If you're in Northern Napa Valley tasting wine, this winery is a must-stop, for both wine and olive oil.
Long Meadow Ranch
1775 Whitehall Ln
Napa, CA 94574, US
A stunning organic farming operation set on a sloping mountainside along western Napa Valley. They make their own wines, which were surprisingly good and reasonably priced, as well as olive oil. They even raise their own grass-fed beef. With one visit here, you can leave with bottles of wine and olive oil, plus top-quality beef. What's not to love?
The Olive Press
24724 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476, US
Wonderful shop, with a view of the olive press, and lots of California olive oil (not just their own) and related products, such as cookbooks and utensils and kitchenware carved from gorgeous olive tree wood. The shop is located within a wing of the Jacuzzi Family Winery, which has some great wine selections. A must-visit in Sonoma, if you like both olive oil and wine.
Bari Olive Oil (Sunny Cal Gourmet)
10425 Kings River Rd
Reedley, CA 93654, US
So many oils -- especially California ones -- tend to have grassy or herbal notes, so tasting a smokey, roasted, nutty essence in Bari's oil was a pleasant surprise. I think it's the kind of oil that Americans with less of a taste for heavier European oils would gravitate towards, because of its subtlety. Not everybody likes peppery oils that make you cough.
CJ Buxman, of Sunny Cal Gourmet, certainly knows his company's oil and described it well to me in an email. Sez CJ:
"I'm sure you found that it is much smoother than most. It doesn't have a strong peppery taste because we harvest later than most to get the smooth flavor."
Kampia Olive Oil
This single-estate extra virgin olive oil comes from a tiny village in Cyprus. Its producers live in London, but return to their home village each year to make the oil. If you can order it from their Website, you won't be disappointed.
Robbins Family Farm
7525 Orcutt Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, US
A small olive grower and oil producer in San Luis Obispo. Try their Ascolano olive oil -- divine.
Divina Olive Oil
Chania, Chania, GR
Fine olive oil from the island of Crete, in Greece. Produced by Renieris Estate. See a product review by "Iloveoliveoilblog."
Figone's Olive Oil
14301 Arnold Dr
Glen Ellen, CA 95442, US
Figone's Olive Oil, based in Sonoma County, California, has been making olive oil since the early 1990s, with a history in California that goes back to the early 1900s.
Jovia Groves Olive Oil
8320 King Rd
Dixon, CA 95620, US
Jovia Groves Olive Oil won two major awards in California competition in 2007. Their Arbequina olive oil is notable.