The Tablas Creek Vineyard Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a blend of mostly Manzanilla and a few Mission olives, grown on our 120-acre certified organic estate vineyard. We have roughly 100 trees that line our roads. We harvest these trees by hand in late November each year, our last harvest of the vintage. Depending on the year, we get between 25 and 50 gallons of oil.
The fruit was harvested into half-ton picking bins and transported to Pietra Santa Winery in Hollister, California. Pietra Santa is an artisan producer of olive oil as well as wine, and their facility is certified organic. Most appealing for us, they use stone grinding wheels to crush the olives into pomace. First, the olives are sorted and moved by conveyor belt up to where they will be washed: Then, the olives are washed vigorously in water, and crushed under the stone wheels. The liquids are decanted from the solids, and then the oil separated from water-based fluids using a centrifuge. The oil was brought back to Tablas Creek, allowed to settle clear for two months, and bottled by hand.
Our olive oil is certified Extra Virgin by the California Olive Oil Council.
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May 20, 2013
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