Karen taking the first taste of Harvest.
A taste of Sicily, harvested by hand in California
We studiously sourced olive trees from orchards that grow in the rich soil at the base of Mount Etna in Sicily. These trees have an ancestral lineage that can be traced to the Greeks, who brought olive trees to Sicily over 2,000 years ago.
After many, many tastings in Italy, we chose three types of olive trees to create our Sicilian estate olive oil blend: grassy Nocellara, peppery Cerasuola, and the wonderfully buttery Biancolilla.
Along with the olive varieties, we adopted the Old World cultivation methods we learned from the kind people who live on small family farms in Southern Italy and Sicily. In the similar climate of their new home in Northern California, olives harvested from our carefully tended trees express their unique origin and distinct characteristics in Bondolio olive oil.
We are delighted to share this exquisite oil with you.