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May 22, 2005 10:09 AM

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

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


    1. This link should help you:


      1. 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. (
        Also, you can stop in at We Olive in Paso Robles for lots of options.

        1. 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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          1. re: Mariko

            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.


            1. re: Mariko

              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. 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.