Already known as the most highly-awarded producer of California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, The Olive Press once again earned high accolades and awards at the prestigious 2009 Yolo County Fair Olive Oil Competition held in April, with an impressive 15 medals in all, including a Best of Show, Best of Class, and Gold for its Lime Citrus Olive Oil.
Gold Medals were awarded to an additional seven Extra Virgin Olive Oils including Ascolano, Koroneiki, and Sonoma Valley Blend. along with Best of Class medals going to both Sevillano and Mission. Gold was also awarded to Marquesa and Lunigiana Estate Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Silver Medals were awarded to Arbequina and Italian Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oils, along with Jalapeno Oil at this important competition.
All of these award-winning olive oils can be sampled at The Olive Press Tasting Room and retail shop, conveniently located on Highway 121 in Carneros adjacent to Jacuzzi Family Vineyards at 24724 Highway 121/Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA. In addition, a second retail location is located at the Oxbow Public Market, 610 First St. in downtown Napa. Both locations are open to visitors 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A complete list of the 2009 winners is available online.