Olive Oil Events

Date: November 11, 2018

Olive Harvest: Tree to Table

Location: Tallgrass Ranch, Sonoma
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $139.

It’s time for olive harvest!

Join us for our 6th annual Olive Harvest: Tree to Table event. It’s a full day of hands-on experience learning how olives become olive oil and the qualities that make a fresh, fruity oil extra virgin. We begin our day hand harvesting olives in a beautiful orchard in Sonoma County (about 1 hr 15 minutes from San Francisco). Followed by lunch and wine tasting at a beautiful nearby winery. Our day ends at the mill where the olives we picked earlier will be ‘crushed’ at a local mill.

We meet at the orchard at 10 am and conclude our day at approximately 5pm.

Included: Continental breakfast, lunch, wine tasting, olive harvest, milling observation, and discussion. You’ll go home with a bottle of Olio Nuovo – the first oil of the season!

Not included: transportation (but we set up car pools for those who need a ride)

Limited to 25 (we sell out every year!)

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Date: November 11, 2018

Community Milling Day

Location: McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma
Cost $1/pound of olives
Time: Delivery time is between 8:00 am – 10:30 am

This annual event is perfect for small growers. Bring your olives between 8am-10:30am to help create a unique blend that reflects the 2018 harvest season. We combine everyone’s olives and mill them together to make a community olive oil. Each participant receives a commensurate amount of the final oil based upon how many pounds of olives they contributed. The final blend will take about a week and then we’ll divvy up the Extra Virgin olive oil for everyone to use. A perfect holiday gift for those on your list.

For more information and tickets, visit McEvoy Ranch.


Date: November 11, 2018

Community Milling Day

Location: Olivina Estate
Time: Delivery time is between 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Community milling day allows those in the area to have olive oil produced from olives on their trees. So for those with as little as one olive tree can have their olives milled on this one day. The olives must be in satisfactory condition and free of olive fly damage in order to make quality oil. The olives will be weighed and then grower will get the appropriate percentage of the olives that are milled that day. Grower will be asked to complete and sign milling contract (see attached) prior to olives being accepted at Olivina.

Community Milling Weekend Schedule
8:00 – 11:00   Olives to be delivered to Olivina Mill Room for milling. Olives will be weighed and receipt given to grower at that time. Appropriate oil containers must be left at Olivina with clear labeling of growers name at this time. Payment will be made at this time and pickup time will be registered. Growers will not be able to remain on premises at time of milling for safety & liability reasons.

11:00 – 5:00 Milling of olives to be completed.  No guests will be allowed to stay on premises during this time.

5:00 – 6:30 Growers can return to pick-up their olive oil. Additional times will be available from Noon to 1:00 pm or 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday October 12th.

For Fee Schedule and more information please click here.


Date: November 17, 2018

The Olio Nuovo Experience Workshop + Lunch

Location: McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma
Cost $185 General
Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm

Harvest, mill, and bottle your own Olio Nuovo at this bespoke experience that includes a sit-down lunch designed by McEvoy Ranch’s Chef, Mark Rohrmeier, that highlights the flavor profile of Olio Nuovo and seasonal food.
This experience begins with a hands-on demonstration of olive harvesting and an orchard walking tour, then moves to the Frantic olive mill, where you can be part of every step of this ultra-premium process. Participate in a comparative olive oil tasting, enjoy lunch, and take home your own bottle. Join us in this unique event.

For more information and tickets, visit McEvoy Ranch.


Date: November 25, 2018

Community Press

Location: The Olive Press
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

This year we have a 300lbs max for Community Press, at $0.75 per pound.
If you have more than 300lbs, team up with a fellow olive grower and make an appointment for Custom Crush. CUSTOM CRUSH MINIMUM 800 lbs. By appointment only.

Olives affected by the olive fly in excess of 10% will not produce quality EVOO and will not be accepted.

·         Oil will be ready for pick up 2 weeks later

·         Containers are a small but additional charge, due upon pickup

·         Walk-ins only, no reservation required

Each year, the local community gathers at The Olive Press mill with their hand-picked olives to create a community oil. Whether you have a small plastic container or large tubs, we welcome anyone in the local olive growing community. The oil pick-up date will be announced that day, typically a couple weeks after milling.

For more information click here.


Date: December 1, 2018

Jingle Sip’ N Mingle

Location: Coldani Olive Ranch – Calivirgin – Lodi Ca Olive Oil
13950 North Thornton Road, Lodi, CA
Time: 12:00am- 5:00pm
Admission: Club Members $8.50/ Non-Club Members $10

Calivirgin is hosting their first holiday shopping event featuring 20 local vendors so you can get all of your Christmas shopping done in one place.

Entry tickets will be required and part of the proceeds will be given to a local charity Lodi House. A complementary glass of wine is included with entry.

For more information and tickets click here.


Date: December 2, 9 & 16, 2018

Bondolio 2018 Holiday Event – A Taste from Around the World

Location: Bondolio Olive Oil
9532 Campbell Road, Winters, CA
Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm
Admission: Free

Come visit and tour the farm and olive oil!
We will be offering our Bondolio Nuovo for sale as well as other gifts and selected gourmet food items from Spain, Italy, France and the US.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Angel Flights.

For more information call: 916-715-9007 or visit Bondolio Olive Oil