Sonoma Olive Oil: 6 Spots for Olive Oil Tasting

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The Sonoma County region is famous for it’s award winning olive oil, tasting rooms, and annual olive oil festival. Among olive lovers, Sonoma County is considered one of the top travel destinations for all things olive. Get a little taste of Italy at our top six picks.

The Ultimate Italian Tasting Experience

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The Olive Press & Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
24724 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 931-7575
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 330 Reviews

The Olive Press and Jacuzzi Family Vineyard are the ultimate old, Italian tasting experience. The winery is a beautiful replica of a rustic Italian stone farmhouse, inspired by the family home of Owner Fred Cline’s grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi, in the northern Italian Friuli region. The vineyard offers both wine and olive oil tasting rooms. Guests can taste up to five olive oils for free, ranging from mild to bold flavors.

Insider tip: The Olive Press was the first olive mill in Sonoma County and is known as the most highly awarded press in the nation.

A Picturesque Estate by the Sonoma Mountains

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B.R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA
(707) 938-4064
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 108 reviews

This picturesque estate is located 10 minutes outside of Sonoma between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountains. The rich soil and dry climate of the Olive Oil Hill Estate at the B.R. Cohn Winery makes for high quality extra-virgin olive oil production. B.R. Cohn prides itself on a broad range of award winning, gourmet olive oils, which range from from very mild to robust.

Insider tip: After you’re finished olive oil tasting, grab a bottle of wine and have a picnic. The estate offers a romantic patio area for guests to eat, drink, and take in the views.

A Tribute to Tradition and Quality

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Trattore Farms
4791 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-7200
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 3 reviews

Trattore Farms is located in Northern Sonoma County in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, just five minutes outside of Healdsburg. For over 100 years, Dry Creek Valley’s rolling hillsides and dry, hot summers have nourished the olive trees. To make the finest extra virgin olive oil, arborists have carefully planted olive trees to compliment the “heritage” trees. The result is some of the highest quality olive oil that California has to offer.

Insider tip: See the whole estate in the Vineyard, Orchard, and Olive Oil Mill tour. If you choose not to walk, there are tractors available for touring.

Handcrafted Olive Oil at the Farm

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DaVero Farms
766 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-8000
TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 7 reviews

Centered in Healdsburg, DaVero Farms is the definition of farm to table. Olive trees, vineyards, fruit trees, as well as chickens, sheep, and pigs, DaVero is the ultimate down-home experience. The olive trees were imported from Tuscany back in 1990, resulting in an olive oil that is acknowledged as one of the best in the world.

Insider tip: Make sure to pair their olive oil with their Mediterranean wines, like the bold, raspberry rich 2011 Carignano.

Bustling Downtown Olive Oil Tasting

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Roche Winery and Vineyards
122 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 935-7115
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 13 reviews

Located in Sonoma Plaza, Roche Winery offers fun and inviting olive oil tasting experience. It’s convenient location makes it the perfect place to stop before a full dinner. Roche Winery is most well known for it’s Genoa variety olive oils, which are mild with a light spicy finish.

Insider tip: You are welcome to bring your own food, or order some cheese, salami, or prosciutto to pair with your olive oil dipped baguettes.

A Quaint and Charming Tasting Room

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Figone’s California Olive Oil Company
483 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 282-9092

Located just outside of Sonoma Plaza, Figone’s is an adorable tasting room. The bar offers a variety of delicious olive oils, including citrus and herb, as well as aged balsamic vinegars.

Insider tip: The owner makes fresh mozzarella every day. Get there early if you want to buy some because it sells out fast.

Looking for a tasty way to bring in the new year? If you’re an olive oil enthusiast don’t miss your chance to attend Sonoma County’s 15th Annual Olive Celebration. This month-long festival starts January 1st. The annual celebration offers events ranging from olive oil tasting, to culinary school, to olive oil inspired art gallery tours, and more.

WineCountry Staff


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