Olives and olive oil have become a big part of Paso Robles, to the point that we even have our own Olive Festival that takes place every August. Now when you’re out driving amongst all the wineries and grape vines you will also notice numerous properties covered in olive trees, it really is an amazing farming community.
On that note, DAOU released their Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the second harvest and of course, my wife and I had to go up to the tasting room to give it a whirl. If you are a foodie in any way and love olive oil, it really is a must try! My wife and I had a recent conversation with Daniel Daou in which he revealed his love of food, but more importantly his love of food and wine as a compliment to one another; so this venture into olive oil just seems right.
I wanted to include an excerpt from the olive oil notes in the tasting room: “Our orchards are planted on heavy limestone soil with high density to minimize yield and achieve a high standard of quality. The olives are gently stone crushed then cold pressed and decanted producing 100% unfiltered extra virgin olive oil. This unique blend of four olives, Arbosana, Arbequina, Frantollio, and Pendolino, creates a long lasting taste that is lightly buttery.”
That last part had to make you a little hungry, right? Next time you travel up to DAOU Mountain, check out their olive oil, sip on some wine, and enjoy those amazing views! Cheers!