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Olive oil tastings south of San Francisco as far as San Luis Obispo

Richie May 22, 2005 10:09 AM

Good morning,
I am not sure about this but we were just wondering if there are any places below San Francisco and as far as San Luis Obispo where they grow olives and you can go and taste the olive oil. Thanks,Richie

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    RG RE: Richie May 22, 2005 11:39 AM

    Willow Creek Ranch outside Paso Robles grows olives and has a tasting room open on weekends.

    Link: http://www.willowcreekoliveranch.com/...

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      Nancy Berry RE: Richie May 22, 2005 12:28 PM

      This link should help you:

      Link: http://www.oliveoilsource.com/scripts...

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        SLOLindsay RE: Richie May 22, 2005 06:21 PM

        My favorite olive oil comes from Templeton, north of SLO/south of Paso. It's Olea Farms, taste-able at Adelaida Winery west of Paso. (www.adelaida.com
        Also, you can stop in at We Olive in Paso Robles for lots of options.

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          Mariko RE: Richie May 23, 2005 04:21 PM

          Wilmot Market in Paso Robles sells Pasolivo from the Willow Creek Ranch. We Olive has a large selection of local olive oils, but they currently don't have a storefront. I heard they will have one around August. The farmer's markets here in the San Luis Obispo county area usually have several local olive oil producers. Oh, and one last thing--Paso has an olive oil festival! The first one was last year. I think it's going to be in September?

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            RG RE: Mariko May 23, 2005 07:08 PM

            I forgot about the festival that Mariko brought up. It highlights all olive products not just oil, but the 2nd Paso Robles Olive Festival will be August 27th this year.

            Link: http://www.pasoroblesdowntown.org/oli...

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              BeachGrub RE: Mariko Nov 15, 2007 02:48 PM

              Since this thread was resurrected, I should post an update. Wilmot in Paso is now closed, but right around the corner from it, We Olive has opened and has tasting of around 20 or so local and regional olive oils.


            2. toodie jane RE: Richie Nov 13, 2007 08:52 AM

              Verona's Go Gourmet is a small kitchen shop in the Village of Arroyo Grande, jsut south of SLO. They have a few dozen oils to taste before purchasing. Very gracious staff.

              1. nancyhudson RE: Richie Nov 13, 2007 07:43 PM

                I have no idea what their oil is like, but this place has always caught my eye on the way to SLO:


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                  toodie jane RE: nancyhudson Nov 14, 2007 07:47 AM

                  didn't know this was out there--it's been a long time since I was out that road. Gonna see where we might taste some.

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                    toodie jane RE: toodie jane Nov 17, 2007 12:02 AM

                    had a nice email from them--the oil is available at We Olive in PR and SLO. now also in 1 gallons size for $47. Not too hot, just a little pepperiness. Gonna try it.

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