Can I visit the ranch?
As McEvoy Ranch is a private residence, we are only able to welcome guests for scheduled events. Click here to view and register for our current tours, workshops and events.
For more information and for inquiries about private and corporate events, please call 707.769.4138 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome visitors to our wine tasting room by appointment. To book your tasting, please call 707.769.4100.
Do you host private events?
Yes. For inquiries about private and corporate events, please call 707.769.4138 or email us at email@example.com.
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What is "extra virgin"?
The term extra virgin denotes a certain quality of olive oil; however, unless an oil has been certified by the California Olive Oil Council or the International Olive Council, that standard of quality is not guaranteed. The processing of the olives and oil, its acidity level and taste and flavor profile are some of the factors that determine whether an olive oil is extra virgin. For a more detailed description of the requirements for certification, please read about Our Oils.
What varietals are in the oil? Why?
Our Traditional extra virgin olive oil is a blend of Italian varietals including Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino, Moraiolo, Leccio del Corno and Coratina. Those olives help create the rich mouth feel and our fruity, peppery, pungent flavor profile. Our Olio Nuovo is a slightly different blend of some of those same olives each year, depending on which fruit is ready for harvest as it begins. The olives used in our Limited Edition oil vary from year to year.
What are the best ways to use McEvoy Ranch extra virgin olive oil?
While we often use our oil as a wonderful last note on a dish (a "finishing oil"), you should feel free to use it for cooking at medium or low temperatures, whenever the flavor profile will complement your recipe. Check out our blog for recipe suggestions and more!
How should I store the oil? How long will it last?
Olive oil should be kept covered and stored in a cool, dark place. We recommend using our oil within 2 years of the harvest date.
Will McEvoy Ranch donate to my organization?
Since our establishment in 1990, we have been strongly committed to supporting the local community. For more information about our donation policy and eligibility criteria, please visit our Donation Requests page.