Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has earned 8 gold medals plus 2 Best of Class, from various competitions, including the prestigious Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. Peppery and delicious, our Tuscan blend oil is robust with intense olive fruit flavor. Please click here to visit our store and purchase securely online.
Our trees have grown up naturally on the rolling hills of our Sonoma County homestead. Our CCOF certified organic olive oil is grown and harvested with the utmost care. What makes it so special?
The Olive Oil
Hand Harvested: Like all fresh fruits, olives must be treated gently. Friends, volunteers, and local employees help us pick the olives by hand – an old-fashioned, neighborly way to harvest.
Cold Pressed Within Hours: Great olive oil needs to be processed within a few hours. As baskets of fruit are brought in from the field, Sister Julie begins pressing them in the barn.
Heart-Healthy: Polyphenols are the antioxidants found in olive oil. Every year, when we send our oil to the lab to be tested, they tell us : “This oil is in the range of the very best quality olive oils …” Our polyphenol count has been between 600-800 ppm, which, according to the lab, “is not just excellent, but is extremely unusual.” In 2012, our polyphenol count was as high as 870 ppm! Good news for us and for you! The higher the polyphenol count, the better it is for your heart! Olive oil is one of the healthiest foods out there, so order some of ours and enjoy guilt-free!
Delicious: Loved by Mediterranean people for centuries, our premium quality artisan olive oil is a new taste experience for many. Our gold-winning, robustly intense oil will enliven your salads and vegetables, wake up a Tuscan bean soup or minestrone, and make a magnificent pesto sauce for your pasta.
In 2001, we planted our first field. We planted our second in 2003. Now, 1,800 trees are planted on the peaceful slopes of our Sonoma County farm. We often hold our evening meditations in the beautiful, peaceful groves. Many of our olive trees have been dedicated by our friends in memory or in honor of loved ones. Thus, our olive trees are loved and blessed by many hearts and hands.
The nuns in the ancient Tuscan monastery of Valserena, in Italy, considered to have the finest olive oil in the Cistercian Order of monks and nuns, suggested this blend to us. “Treat your olive trees like children,” the abbess directed. And we do. We pressed the first oil for ourselves in 2006.
Treat Yourself or A Friend
Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), Sister Julie’s Olive Oil is high in health-giving polyphenols. Stored out of the sunlight it will stay fresh for two years – but chances are you’ll use it up long before that! Take a bottle as a gift to friends when you go for dinner. Let us send some with your greetings for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings, or any occasion.
Check back in late November for our freshly pressed Olio Nuovo.