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Review of Ojai Olive Oil

Ojai Olive Oil
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Ojai Olive Oil is a family owned and operated farm, and the oldest producer of extra virgin olive oil in the region. In addition to award winning olive oils, we also produce an array of wonderful imported balsamic vinegars and food grade olive oil based cosmetics. We are open for Free Tastings and shopping 7 days a week (10am-4pm), and give Free Guided Tours & Tastings on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-4pm. On Sundays we are also at the Ojai Farmers Market in the middle of town. Our Tours & Tastings are open to all, do not require a reservation, and are free. We begin outside and discuss the history of our groves and a bit about olive oil in general. We also get into important information about selecting, storing, and cooking with olive oil, show you our mill and how the olive oil is made, and end up in the tasting room to sample all of our products. Our groves are certified organic, and we are one of the valley's only operating permaculture farms. Ojai Olive Oil is proud to be one of the Ojai Valley's most popular destinations, and we look forward to seeing you at our farm :)
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were captivated by the presentation that Alice, the proprietor gave. It was very interesting to learn about the history of olives and the olive industry. After the outdoor presentation we went into the production area where we saw the various machines used in the production of olive oil.
Afterwards we went into the tasting/sampling room where we were able to sample a wide variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, many of which were delicious .

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stopped here for a tour and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit.
The owner is very informative and describes the process of collecting the olives and making olive oil in a way that is easy to understand and very fascinating. We learned so much!

We sampled the olive oil afterwards and it you cant even compare it to any olive oil you have had before. It is amazing and beyond yummy! You can purchase bottles right there or you can have them shipped to you for a very reasonable price. The quality and freshness is no comparison to the olive oil sold in grocery stores. I will only be using ojai olive oil from Ojai from now on

They also sell olive oil soap and cream. I purchased some of these as well and within days I have seen tiny wrinkles around my eyes disappear. Needless to say I will be ordering more of everything online when I run out.

Thanks for a very informative tour!

Check their website for hours of operation before driving over as I believe the tours and the building may only be open on certain days as it is a small family run operation

1  Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This olive far was very close to town and the tour by our host was fantastic. we learned about olive oils, different types of olives, how they're picked. We walked amongst the olive trees and toured the press and bottling facilities.

Normally these free tours end with some pressure to buy something. Not here! they're really genuinely interested in telling people about their operations and teaching about olives. The olive oils and vinegars sold themselves by being absolutely delicious. We did buy some, and we'll be looking for their oils locally.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

The tour was very interesting, and it wasn't too long or too short. My favorite part was the tasting room where there were many samples for us to try. They had 4 original olive oils - Provencale, Tuscan, Andalucian, and Signature. There were many flavor infused ones like lemon or garlic which were incredible!! At the other end of the room, there were creative balsamic vinegars like peach and raspberry! The best part was we got unlimited samples. I dipped bread in all the olive oils so many times it was basically my lunch. We went home with several bottles that we will enjoy for months to come.

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Not sure all the facts were true on the informational tour, but loved the family who gave it. The tasting was good and we left with a beautiful blue bottle of olive oil.

1  Thank frack77
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