California Olive Oil Council has certified Pleasant Valley Farms Tuscan Blend as Extra Virgin Grade. Extra virgin is the highest grade an olive oil can receive. The oil's chemistry has met or exceeded specific parameters that indicate the careful handling and storage of the olives and oil. No chemicals or heat have been used during the extraction process.
Pleasant Valley Farms is a 26-acre ranch located in the picturesque coastal region of Aptos, California. Our mild climate with warm summers and cool winters offer the perfect growing conditions to produce our exceptional extra virgin olive oil. Our olives are grown on an award-winning grove – we grow using sustainable and organic practices to reflect our care of the land and oil we produce.
Our award-winning 100% extra virgin Tuscan blend olive oil is of the highest quality, freshly pressed without chemicals or excessive heat to preserve its superior taste, color, and aroma.
This year’s robust blend contains hints of fresh green grass, fruity apples, and finishes with a hint of black pepper spiciness, indicative of premium olive oil.
Harvest date: November 2019
To protect the oil from UV light, we use a dark antique green glass designed specifically to protect olive oil from degradation.
“This effervescent olive oil was then slowly poured out onto a small tasting plate. Its color was reminiscent of freshly picked green olives…surprisingly attractive and eye-catching. The real surprise was in that initial burst of flavor soaking through the bite-size piece of fresh sourdough sprinkled with a dash of sea salt. I was experiencing a party in my mouth!”
— Monica Collins, Portola Valley, CA
“This oil is so flavorful! From the moment I opened my first bottle the difference was obvious. The beautiful green hue screams ‘fresh’ and the taste is so different than any store bought oil that I've tasted. I'm hooked on it and use it everyday on avocado toast, salads ect!”
— Lindy Bixby, Aptos, CA
“I use olive oil for cooking daily. I didn't realize there was such a difference in olive oil until I purchased my first few bottles of Pleasant Valley Farms olive oil. I cannot go back to any other. The oil has smooth buttery flavor with a robust peppery finish. Its earthy aroma is wonderful with salads and bread. I love to pour a bit on a plate, sprinkle some sea salt and add bread for dipping. Delicious!”
— Elise Lalor, Hollister, CA
Pleasant Valley Farms one the silver medal at the twelfth annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition. It was hosted by the California Mid-State Fair and in partnership with the Lodi Grape Festival. The event contest featured olive oils produced from across the state of California.