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California Olive Oil Tasting in Paso Robles
Nestled in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, lies the charming and beautiful Pasolivo Ranch. For the past decade, this family-owned ranch has been a producer and purveyor of authentic California EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
With over 140 acres of lush, rolling hills along the central coast of California, the Pasolivo Ranch is home to majestic olive trees that are farmed both organically and sustainably. Their many varieties grown on property include: Arbequina, Ascolano, Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Lucca, Mission, Manzanillo, Coratina, and Maurino. Each olive is carefully hand-picked and pressed in the on-site mill within hours of leaving the tree. This attention to detail and the “tree to table” philosophy delivers an award-winning California EVOO year after year. We are a must stop when visiting Paso Robles.
Recent reports have shown that olive oil is one of the top five fraudulent foods in the United States. Unfortunately there are no current measures in place that help to regulate the oil that is being imported and sold to consumers in the grocery store. For this reason, it is extremely important to understand where your olive oil comes from, especially if it is being marketed and sold as extra virgin.
Every year, Pasolivo submits their oils for lab testing to assure that the acidity, peroxide and polyphenol values are in line with the extra virgin certification criteria. Once the lab results are returned, Pasolivo then sends their oils to be blind tasted by the California Olive Oil Council Tasting Panel who tests for flavor defects. After the oils pass all tests, the producer receives the extra virgin certification seal that can be found on California Olive Oils that go through the certification process. When buying Pasolivo, you can be sure you are receiving the real deal.
California Olive Oil Tasting
Whether you choose to taste at the Pasolivo Ranch on Vineyard Drive or at the Downtown Paso Robles location just off the city park, each experience is unique and tailored to you and your guests.
Both locations offer expansive olive oil tastings not only educating you on the importance of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), but also pairing each of our oils with our wide selection of California locally produced spice blends and natural sea salts. Your palate will be taken through a journey that is catered towards your cooking style with recipe suggestions from our seasoned staff. While you are visiting you can also taste a wide variety of balsamic and specialty foods, sample luxury bath and body products or find the perfect gift for that special someone.
If you want to learn more about the process of how olive oil is made, Pasolivo invites you to take a tour of their olive mill which is located at their Vineyard Drive property. Tours and tastings are offered daily anytime from 11-5.
Each year we offer our customers and the general public to visit our Ranch location for our yearly harvest. Learn more about your opportunity to see our harvesting process firsthand.
Traveling with a group of 10 or more? It would be our pleasure to host your visit, so please call ahead to make your reservations for a special group experience.
A $200 tasting fee will be charged at the time you make your reservation. Cancellations require 48- hours advance written notification.
The Press Club
Can’t get enough of our products? Pasolivo offers a club membership that allows you to get products shipped direct to your door throughout the year.
Club benefits include:
- No annual fee or upfront cost
- 15% off all Pasolivo products in store and online (Excluding Olive Oil and Olive Wood)
- Three customizable shipments a year with an optional bonus shipment in December
- Custom recipes for each shipment
- Priority access to limited release products
- 10% off the Pasolivo Penthouse Suite on the Park
- Gifting available for club shipments as well as throughout the year
When it comes to gifting, Pasolivo has you covered. Whether you need to send a gift for a birthday, a holiday or any corporate gifting needs; Pasolivo is here to help.
Pasolivo prides itself on quality and customer service, and is happy to cater to your custom needs. We understand that there are many options for gifting which is why we will work with you to make it perfect.
Pasolivo offers many pre-selected gift sets that appeal to many, but feel free to create your own. Need suggestions? Pasolivo staff is happy to help guide you through the process of selecting the perfect gift no matter what the occasion.