Olive Crazy: All About Olives and Olive Oil
Sep 162011
 

The US olive harvest will begin soon and it will be small, see the National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2011 California Olive Probability Survey Report and their August 2011 edition of the California Fruit & Nut Review. Despite the grim news, there are still some great California olive oils left from the 2010 – 2011 harvest.

If you would like to support your US olive grower (at least the ones from CA since this certification applies only to CA) and would like to be certain you are getting an extra virgin olive oil that meets high standards, then look for the COOC Certified Extra Virgin Seal on your bottle of olive oil.

The purpose of the COOC Certification Program is to:

• Provide producers and marketers with a standardized method of grading their 100% California olive oil as extra virgin.
• Provide consumers with assurance that the oil they purchase is, in fact, extra virgin.
• Provide producers and marketers, who meet the certification standard, with a means of distinguishing their products in the marketplace.

Some of the requirements that must be met to obtain the certification and wear the Seal are:

• Mechanical extraction without chemicals or excessive heat;
• The oil is less than .5% free oleic acid; and
• There are positive taste elements and no taste defects, as determined during a blind tasting.

It’s a tall order, but worth it to the consumer and even the restauranteur who wants to provide excellent, quality dishes that make folks want to come back for more.

Now for the list of 2011 California Olive Oil Council Certified Extra Virgin Seal holders. I have removed some of the information you will get by following the “list” link in the previous sentence, but kept the name of the company and any contact information they have. Depending where you live, you may find some of these company brands on your grocery shelves or available online.

Adobe Springs
jchaples@charter.net

Allure Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
www.allureestates.com

AlphaWolf Estate
www.eagleeyewine.com

Alta Cresta Orchard
www.altacresta.com

Apollo Olive Oil
877-776-0703
info@ApolloOliveOil.com
www.apollooliveoil.com

Araujo Estate Winery Olive Oil
www.araujoestate.com

Balzana
shawn@figueroafarms.com
www.figueroafarms.com

Bari Olive Oil
www.barioliveoil.com

Bava Family Grove
farmerphil@sbcglobal.net
www.bavafamilygrove.com

Bassetti Vineyards
www.bassettivineyards.com

Bella Sun Luci
www.mooneyfarms.com

Berkeley Olive Grove 1913
www.berkeleyolivegrove.com

Big Paw Olive Oil
408-464-9048
www.bigpawgrub.com

Blue Skies
mbleav@aol.com

Bozzano Olive Ranch
www.bozzanoranch.com

Brandoil Inc.
www.purityoliveoil.com

B.R. Cohn Winery
www.brcohn.com

California Gold Olive Oil Company
www.californiagoldoliveoil.com

California Olive Oil Company
californiaoliveoil@att.net

California Olive Ranch
www.cal-olive.com

Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch
www.calivirgin.com

Calolea
info@calolea.com
www.calolea.com

Capay Oaks Farm
925-283-5112

Carriage Vineyards
larry@carriagevineyards.com

Casa Pau Hana Estate
casapauhana@hotmail.com

Chacewater Olive Mill
www.chacewaterwine.com

Chapel Hill Vineyard
www.chapelhillca.com

Clif Family Farm
www.cliffamilywinery.com

Collina di Mela
www.collinadimelaoliveoil.com

Constellation Wines
yannis.toutountzis@cwine.com
510-681-5211

Corto Olive Oil
www.corto-olive.com

Counsel Oaks
http://www.counseloaks.com

Cumae Ranch
805-237-8489

Deer Creek
www.deercreekoliveoil.com

Dolce Paradiso
dafranchi@gmail.com

Drazek Olive Ranch
707-224-2183

Dream America, LLC
www.hiawathagold.com

Dutch Henry Winery
www.dutchhenry.com

Edge Hill Vineyards
bob@ruddwines.com

EGG Ranch EVOO

Elixir Olive Oil
Forza
www.elixiroliveoil.com

Enterprise Vineyards
ards@vom.com
www.enterprisevineyards.com

Fandango Olive Oil
805-238-4456

Figueroa Farms
shawn@figueroafarms.com
www.figueroafarms.com–>

Fontanella Olive Oil

Gloria Ferrer Winery
Sonoma Estate
info@gloriaferrer.com
www.gloriaferrer.com

Green Valley Olive
www.greenvalleyolive.com

Grove 45
www.grove45.com

Guerra Groves
www.guerranut.com

Harris Ranch-Napa Valley
www.harrisranch.net

Hillcrest Ranch
www.hillcrestrancholiveoil.com

Hillstone Olive Oil Company
www.hillstoneoliveoil.com

Homestead Olive Ranch
broos@fix.net

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
www.ilfiorello.com

Jaeger Family Estate
krisjaeger@gmail.com

Jordan Winery
info@jordanwinery.com
www.jordanwinery.com

Joseph Phelps Winery
www.jpvwines.com

Jovia Groves
www.joviagroves.com

Kamen Estate Wines
www.kamenwines.com

KATZ
www.katzandco.com

Kiler Ridge Olive Farm
www.kilerridge.com

La Brezza

La Ferme Soleil
www.lafermesoleil.com
info@lafermesoleil.com

La Rusticana D’Orso
www.larusticanadorso.com

Le Colline di Santa Cruz
831-662-2345
www.valenciacreekfarms.com

Lone Oak Estate
www.loneoakoliveoil.com

Long Meadow Ranch
707-963-4555
www.longmeadowranch.com

Lucero Olive Oil
www.lucerooliveoil.com

Mardesich Estate
mardesichestate@aol.com

McEvoy Ranch
info@mcevoyranch.com
www.mcevoyranch.com

Merchant’s and Miller’s
www.merchantsandmillers.com

Milagros Napa Valley
milagroscastro@att.net
www.milagrosoliveadvisor.com

Moose Valley Estate

Moulds Family Vineyard
smoulds@sbcglobal.net

Mt. Veeder Springs
donnajwalker@msn.com

Napa Valley Reserve
www.thenapavalleyreserve.com

Old Chatham Ranch
www.oldchathamranch.com

Olio Bello d’Olivo
belloolio@hughes.net
www.belloolio.com

Olio Nuevo
www.olionuevo.com

Olivas de Oro
email@olivasdeoro.com
www.olivasdeoro.com

Olive Hill Farm
805-688-3700
olivehillfarm@aol.com
olivehilloil.com

Oliveto del Vecchio
www.olivetodelvecchio.com

Olivina
www.theolivina.com

The Olive Press
www.theolivepress.com

Olive U Oil
peggy@oliveuoil.com
www.oliveuoil.com

Owens Creek
www.owenscreekcompany.com

Pacific Sun Farms
www.pacificsunoliveoil.com

Panacea Farms
www.panaceafarms.com

Pasolivo Olive Oil
info@pasolivo.com
www.pasolivo.com

PasoGold
www.oliveoilfarmer.com

Pine Mountain Olive Farm
831-465-9027

Preston Vineyards
www.prestonvineyards.com

Prince Olive Estancia
www.princeolive.com

Rancho del Cielo Malibu
310-457-4699

Regency Olive Ranch
www.regencyoliveranch.com

Roanti Ranch

Robbins Family Farm
805-544-4077
sales@robbinsfamilyfarm.com robbinsfamilyfarm.com

Roccia Viva
www.rocciavivaoliveoil.com

Round Pound Estate
888-302-2575
roundpond@roundpond.com
www.roundpond.com

S & G Estate

Salute! of California
www.saluteofcalifornia.com

Schmidt Olive Ranch
lmgrschmidt@comcast.net

Sisar Creek
www.ojaioil.com

Sister Julie’s Organic Olive Oil
www.starcross.org

Sky Ranch

Stonehouse California Olive Oil
www.stonehouseoliveoil.com

Suncoast Organic
suncoastorganicfarm@hughes.net

Sunset Olive Grove
www.sunsetolivegrove.com
my_olive_oil@yahoo.com

Sutter Buttes Olive Ranch
www.sutterbuttesoliveranch.com

Tablas Creek Organic
805-237-1231
www.tablascreek.com

Talcott Olive Oil
707-224-2492
info@TalcottOliveOil.com
www.talcottoliveoil.com

Tallgrass Ranch
tallgrass@hughes.net

Terra Bella Vista Estate
dmwebb13@yahoo.com www.tbvevoliveoil.com/

Terrace Hill Olive Company
www.terracehilloliveco.com

Tiber Canyon Ranch
www.tibercanyon.com info@tibercanyon.com

Tres Osos Olive Oil

Val di Luna Farms
valdilunafarms@yahoo.com

Villa Paradiso
info@milagrosoliveadvisor.com

Wente family Estates
www.wentevineyards.com

Windrock Estates
www.allmanward.com/WindrockEstates.htm

Winterhill Estate
www.winterhillfarms.com

May the sun shine through your branches.

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