PRESS & AWARDS

 

KIND WORDS.

McEvoy Ranch and ODE Natural Beauty in the News.

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Marin Living Digital Issue

August 2020
Olive You

 

If you haven’t tried Petaluma- based McEvoy Ranch’s clean beauty brand, ODE Body and Skincare, you are in for a treat. Harnessing the nour- ishingbenefitsofearlyharvest extra-virgin olive oil, the Citrus Oro Feather-Light Hydration Body Oil absorbs easily and leaves skin hydrated, radiant and protected.

 

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MCEVOY RANCH WINS GOLD AT IOOC 2020

MAY 2020
MCEVOY RANCH TRADITIONAL BLEND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

 

Our certified organic EVOO is estate-grown and produced from the 2018 harvest of seven Italian olive varieties on our ranch. The blend is quite complex and beautifully balanced with intense olive fruitiness and flavors of raw artichoke and sweet green almond. There is a slightly herbaceous note that we find enticing with a distinct hint of cinnamon from the Leccino olive. The finish is smooth with a whisper of mild pepper.

 

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WHICH OLIVE OIL IS BEST?

FEBRUARY 2020
A TASTE TEST WITH AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN.

 

OLIVE OIL IS A STAPLE on the Mediterranean diet.But which kind is best, and what do you need to know before buying? U.S. News teamed up with America's Test Kitchen to find out. In this video, chief creative officer Jack Bishop provides guidance on which olive oil is the most flavorful, what "cold pressed" means, how to interpret the harvest date and why it's important to look for dark bottles.

 

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THE BEST CALIFORNIA OLIVE OIL PRODUCERS

SEPTEMBER 2019
MCEVOY RANCH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

 

Stop by McEvoy Ranch for a Petaluma olive oil tasting you’ll remember for years to come. Recognized by the OOCC and California Certified Organic Farmers, McEvoy Ranch stands out for its excellent attention to detail throughout the entire process—all the growing, harvesting, milling, blending, and bottling happen on the ranch. Plan your visit to see what makes this property and olive oil so special.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS COMING FOR YOUR WINE.

SEPTEMBER 2019
WHAT THE WORLD'S WINERIES ARE DOING TO SAVE GRAPES

 

Ria D’Aversa, director of ranch operations at McEvoy Ranch, says climate change is “keeping us all on our toes.”

 

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TESTTUBE BY NEW BEAUTY

SEPTEMBER 2019
ORCHARD ALCHEMY ANTIOXIDANT FACE OIL FEATURED IN LUXURY TESTTUBE EXPERIENCE

 

“When formulating this oil, we incorporated a lesson we've learned in our orchard gardens at McEvoy Ranch: diversity builds health and resilience. Inspiring us to combine over 30 potent serum extracts and oils to create layers of treatment to nourish your skin year-round” –Ellen Roggeman, Green Product Developer

 

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NEW BEAUTY

AUGUST 2019
BREAKTHROUGH BRIEF: LUXURY MEETS ORGANIC

 

Crafted by McEvoy Ranch, ODE's Olive CREAMBALM Intensive Moisturizer is packed with natural powerhouse ingredients like certified organic, extra virgin olive oil, luxurious olive fruit, brightening citrus oils, and hydrating squalene. An effective cream and balm in one, it leaves skin softer, brighter, and more radiant.

 

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ANNE T. KENT CALIFORNIA ROOM

JULY 2019
FROM SWISS COWS TO ITALIAN OLIVES

 

The late Nan McEvoy, part of the McEvoy family that founded and owned the San Francisco Chronicle, bought the historic Morelli Ranch in 1990 and hired an expert in Tuscan olive oil to help her plan the transition of the ranch from cattle to olive trees. McEvoy Ranch has been very successful. The products they make -from olive oil, to wine to olive oil infused beauty products- are sold worldwide.

 

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FODORS TRAVEL

JUNE 2019
10 THINGS TO BUY IN NAPA AND SONOMA

 

By tradition that dates to antiquity, grapes and olives have been planted near each other, together supplying two staples of the southern European diet: wine and olive oil. Given that history and the Wine Country’s Mediterranean climate, it’s no surprise that 19th-century French, Italian, and other immigrants planted olive trees near vineyards here. As the Napa Valley and Sonoma County evolved into a culinary mecca, many wineries began growing and harvesting olives to produce high-quality extra-virgin olive oils.

 

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NEW BEAUTY

APRIL 2019
THIS BODY BALM IS SO GOOD I’M COUNTING IT AS SELF CARE

 

Let’s Just Get to the Point: This light and silky, woods- and citrus-scented balm is like moisturizing with your own personal ball of sunshine. It’s 97 percent organic and made with over 80% extra virgin olive oil, squalene and refreshing botanicals for an invigorating lift.

 

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WINE SPECTATOR

JANUARY 2019
THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS GO WINE TASTING AT MCEVOY RANCH

 

Nothing gets NBA players more stoked these days than an away game against the Golden State Warriors. But it's not just the glory of getting dominated in front of a hostile crowd—it's because the Warriors are where all the wine is. Last week, the New Orleans Pelicans became the latest team to detour through North Bay wine country on the way to Oracle Arena, with a visit to Petaluma's McEvoy Ranch for a tour and tasting of wine and olive oil. It would be “one of the best experiences on a road trip during my time in the NBA,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told us.

 

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DALLAS NEWS

DECEMBER 2018
OLIVE OIL TOURISM? AT CALIFORNIA RANCH, IT'S A SENSORY EXPERIENCE

 

Visitors can wander through olive groves, grape vines and kitchen gardens and see a working olive mill and a Chinese pagoda. McEvoy began planting grapes in 2006 and now produces wine from 10 acres.

 

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THE MANUAL

DECEMBER 2018
FORGET THE BOOZE, BECAUSE YOUR HOST WANTS A NICE BOTTLE OF OLIVE OIL

 

This award-winning olive oil took home gold and silver medals this year, and it’s easy to see why upon first taste of the greenish-gold liquid. McEvoy Ranch’s Traditional Blend Olive Oil is made from seven different Italian olive varieties, all of which are grown on the company’s California estate. It’s certified organic, and everything — including harvesting, milling, blending, and bottling — is done on premises.

 

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ARGUS COURIER

NOVEMBER 2018
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE HARVEST

 

The Mushroom and Barley Casserole with Filo Crust recipe calls for "2/3 cup coarse-textured green-and- black-olive tapenade” noting “We like McEvoy Ranch Olive & Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade (mcevoyranch.com; $9/7oz)”.

 

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

NOVEMBER 2018
MCEVOY RANCH FARMING PRACTICES

 

The ranch produces an olive oil blend of seven Italian varieties. Goats provide weed control, along with tractors and manual labor; olive pits and pulp are returned to the soil as mulch, along with a supplement of organic fertilizers, such as poultry feathers and manure. Only a portion of the ranch's 550 acres are cultivated, with 57 acres of olive trees and seven acres of vineyards; the rest is left in a natural state.

 

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SUNSET MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2018
OLIVE & ROASTED RED PEPPER TAPENADE

 

The Mushroom and Barley Casserole with Filo Crust recipe calls for "2/3 cup coarse-textured green-and- black-olive tapenade” noting “We like McEvoy Ranch Olive & Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade (mcevoyranch.com; $9/7oz)”.

 

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SONOMA MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2018
OLIO NUOVO

 

Sonoma Magazine featured our Olio Nuovo in an article on “Seasonal Specialties” for the holidays.
"Many olive oil producers on the North Coast, from McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma and The Olive Press in Sonoma to DaVero and Montemagiore in Healdsburg, sell their fresh-pressed olive oil as ‘olio nuovo’ for the first one or two months."

 

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VACATION IDEA

NOVEMBER 2018
VISIT MCEVOY RANCH

 

25 Best Things to Do in Petaluma, California
"...enjoy a Table Tasting or Wine Bar Tasting while there. Walkabout Ranch Tours are popular, letting you explore gardens, vineyards, orchards, and the olive mill. There are also various workshops and events throughout the year."

 

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YAHOO SPORTS

OCTOBER 2018
2014 IL POGGIO MONTEPULCIANO

 

Jrue Holiday told Nikola Mirotic he'd buy him a bottle of wine every time he scores 30 points
Holiday settled on a 2014 vintage of McEvoy Ranch Montepulciano, which costs $35 a bottle from the winery in Marin County, California. The wine has a four-star rating from Vivino.com.

 

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SUNSET MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 2018
MCEVOY RANCH LEMON OLIVE OIL

 

Favorite Drizzles
"California flows with vibrant extra virgin olive oils. Buy now, or look for the new crop in December.” Included in the four bottles Sunset loves - McEvoy Ranch Lemon Olive Oil. Olive Oil featured in their recipe for Stone Soup.

 

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GLOBAL COSMETIC INDUSTRY

SEPTEMBER 2018
ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

Is Olive Oil the Next Big Skin Care Trend?
Could skin care's best-kept secret have been sitting on the kitchen counter this whole time? Hair and skin oils have recently seen a rise in popularity among consumers and McEvoy Ranch—a U.S. producer certified organic extra virgin olive oil—is now meeting the demand with its ODE Skincare Collection.

 

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SHEFINDS

JULY 2018
ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

Beauty Launches That NEED To Be On Your Radar This Month
The company is cult for using extra virgin, certified organic olive oil in products to make them extremely hydrating. We're most excited about the organic citrus body oil ($42) which smells amazing and contains olive, jojoba, and sweet almond oils. Yum!

 

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FORBES MAGAZINE

JULY 2018
ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

How To Save Your Skin On Long Flights
...ODE, a green skincare line made with organic olive oil and botanicals by McEvoy Ranch, one of the largest U.S. producers of estate-grown, certified organic extra virgin olive oil in Petaluma. Their 2.4 oz lotion tubes are TSA-friendly and come in four appealing scents – verde, bohemian rose, lavender and the new citrus oro, just released this year. Verde is the signature scent, grassy and herbaceous, and it's the only one that has a jet set travel kit.

 

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READER'S DIGEST

JULY 2018
ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

100 Amazing Things That Are Made in the USA
The olive oil that’s the key ingredient in this line of hydrating body products is harvested in the traditional Tuscan style—on the McEvoy Ranch in Northern California. The rich balm is 97 percent organic and features a moisturizing blend of olive and jojoba oils, beeswax, and vitamin E. It’s available in four delicious scents Bohemian rose, citrus oro, lavender, and verde.

 

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BRIT+CO

JUNE 2018
ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

17 Rose Beauty Products to Freshen Up Your Summer
ODE Olive Oil Body Balm in Bohemian Rose ($20): Think of this olive-oil based balm as your solve-everything skin salve. It can hydrate cuticles or elbows or be used as an all-over body lotion.

 

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JOURNAL STAR

JUNE 2018
WINERIES HEDGE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, MOVE TO COOL CLIMATES

 

"Even though we have those heat waves just like Napa and Sonoma, we still have the cool breeze in the afternoon and the cooler temperatures at night and the fog in the morning," said Ria D’Aversa, director of ranch operations at McEvoy Ranch, a Petaluma Gap vineyard.

 

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REFINERY29

JUNE 2018
REFINERY29 RECOMMENDS ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

ODE was born out of McEvoy Ranch in Northern California, a place famed for its extra -virgin certified-organic olive oil. Unlike the bottles you pick up at the grocery store, the oil native to the region contains high levels of readily absorbable squalene, which dermatologists have found to be an extremely hydrating lipid similar to the skin's natural sebum. Because they harvest the olives before they're fully ripe, all ODE skincare formulations contain concentrated polyphenol, as well as vitamins A and E, and come locally sourced by way of the California coast.

 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

JUNE 2018
FOR THAT FINAL FLOURISH, A FLAVORED OLIVE OIL

 

Last year, McEvoy Ranch released a well-received olive oil seasoned with crushed lemons local to its Petaluma, Calif., location. This year, they’ve added a companion, an oil made with jalapeños. For both, the lemons or chiles are crushed with the olives. The jalapeño oil has a delightfully grassy, vegetal allure, with moderate heat. The lemon oil gets a boost from black pepper. Both are seasoning oils, to gloss and flavor a dish just before serving.

 

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FOODGAL

MAY 2018
MCEVOY RANCH’S 2018 JALAPENO AND LEMON OLIVE OILS

 

If you’re already a fan of McEvoy Ranch’s olive oils like I am, you’re going to fall head over heels for its flavored olive oils. The award-winning Marin County producer of certified organic olive oils just released its 2018 Lemon and Jalapeno olive oils. While some mass-produced flavored olive oils get extracts added to them after pressing, McEvoy’s actually crushes lemons and jalapenos together with its estate-grown olives.

 

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VISIT MARIN

MAY 2018
MCEVOY RANCH WINE

 

Marin County wineries were awarded in the world's largest competition of American Wines. The annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners list was just released, and McEvoy Ranch's 2014 Red Piano Syrah was named best syrah/shiraz in the $33–$36.00 category.

 

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NYIOOC | WORLD OLIVE OIL COMPETITION 2018

APRIL 2018
2018 GOLD AWARD

 

The NYIOOC, held each April in New York City, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest and its annual listing of award winners is widely considered to be the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils. McEvoy Ranch Traditional Blend Olive Oil won the 2018 Gold Award for excellence.

 

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FORBES MAGAZINE

APRIL 2018
MCEVOY RANCH WINE

 

How The Wind Is Making The Petaluma Gap California's Newest Wine Region
David Ramey, a notable vintner of Petaluma Gap vineyard-designate wines, credits the wind with broad stature. "The new Petaluma Gap AVA shines a light on the coastal marine influence up and down California," he says. “All cool sites where pinot [noir], chardonnay and syrah do well are cooled by the afternoon airflow from the Pacific Ocean."

 

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7X7 MAGAZINE

MARCH 2018
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE OIL TASTINGS

 

Virgin Territory: Where to Taste Sonoma County's Finest Olive Oil.
Straddling the line between Marin and Sonoma counties, McEvoy Ranch grows 56 acres of olive groves from Tuscan cuttings that were brought here in the 1990s. McEvoy mills its oils on site, including this year's Traditional Blend Olive Oil, with a slightly peppery finish and hints of artichoke and sweet green almond. Go for the table tasting of wine and olive oil served with local artisan cheeses.

 

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TASTING TABLE

MARCH 2018
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE OIL & GOURMET FOOD

 

5 Culinary Day Trips You Can Take from San Francisco
Now, McEvoy Ranch isn't technically a secret to anyone who's visited its olive oil shop in the Ferry Building, but not everybody knows that you can actually drive out to the ranch in Petaluma. Visitors can explore the property's orchards and olive mills before sitting down to a tasting of the ranch's renowned organic virgin olive oil paired with seasonal bites from the private gardens. And, oh, it definitely doesn't hurt that the ranch makes its own wine, too.

 

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SONOMA MAGAZINE

FEBRUARY 2018
MCEVOY RANCH WINE

 

19 Best Sonoma Wineries to Visit This Spring
Perhaps best known for its premium olive oil, McEvoy also produces wines from grapes grown within the newly designated Petaluma Gap AVA. Varietals include Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Chardonnay, among others.

 

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THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

DECEMBER 2017
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE OIL

 

Olives roll into harvest at McEvoy Ranch in Marin County

 

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THE PETALUMA GAP WINEGROWERS ALLIANCE

DECEMBER 2017
MCEVOY RANCH WINE

 

The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance (PGWA) applauds the final rulemaking by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), establishing the Petaluma Gap on California’s North Coast as its newest designated AVA.

 

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OLIVE OIL TIMES MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2017
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE OIL

 

After Wildfires, California Producers Find Inspiration in Harvest

 

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FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE

SEPTEMBER 2017
MCEVOY RANCH MEYER LEMON MARMALADE

 

Food & Wine Magazine cites our Meyer Lemon Marmalade to: "...brighten chilly mornings with a zingy California spread that’s ?a natural match for scones."

 

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USA TODAY

SEPTEMBER 2017
MCEVOY RANCH CERTIFIED ORGANIC OLIVE OIL

 

USA Today provides a virtual tour of the top olive oil destinations in California, with McEvoy Ranch leading the pack. Olive oil is "...one of the few foodstuffs specifically approved by the FDA to carry health claims, and has been linked to myriad benefits beyond its well-known heart-healthy status."

 

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WHERE TRAVELER

SEPTEMBER 2017
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE HARVEST

 

Where Traveler magazine profiles how olive oil has become the "new California wine." McEvoy is credited with pioneering the state’s olive oil industry. McEvoy Ranch is by far its largest producer of organic estate extra virgin olive oil, cultivating 18,000 trees over 80 acres and milling, blending and bottling on-site.

 

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BIZ BASH

AUGUST 2017
MCEVOY RANCH PRIVATE & CORPORATE EVENTS

 

BizBash is North America’s #1 source of ideas, news, and resources for event and meeting professionals. Our event venues are mentioned in an August article, "10 New Venues in San Francisco for Fall Meetings and Events" where they explore new hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open near San Francisco for events this fall showcases our event venues.

 

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AMERICAN SPA

JULY 2017
ODE NATURAL BEAUTY

 

American Spa is a magazine that reports on the newest trends in the industry and explores the dynamic spa world and shares what is vital for success. Check out this article in their July issue where they write about our recent rebranding from 80 Acres to ODE of Marin.

 

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WINE SPECTATOR

JULY 2017
RANCH TOURS & WORKSHOPS

 

Wine Spectator Magazine — which reaches hundreds of thousands of readers and shares news and reviews of wines from around the world — wrote about our tours, tastings and events in the Travel section of their July issue.

BUSINESS INSIDER

JUNE 2017
MCEVOY RANCH OLIVE OIL

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: If you're not getting the real thing, you're missing out — big time. Here’s how to look for the true high-quality olive oil, straight from Business Insider’s Science section.

 

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PUREWOW.COM

JUNE 2017
VERDE OLIVE OIL BODY BALM

9 Things Every Totally Prepared Woman Carries in Her Bag

 

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FOOD & WINE – FWX, KATE DONNELLY

OCTOBER 2016
ARTICHOKE & ALMOND TAPENADE

 

“Award-winning California olive oil producer, McEvoy Ranch makes a delightful twist on the classic Provençal spread.”

 

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FATHOM AWAY.COM

AUGUST 2016
TRADITIONAL BLEND OLIVE OIL

 

“After a visit to McEvoy Ranch, I’m even more of an olive oil snob. Grown in Petaluma, California with imported organic seedlings from Tuscany, each dip of crusty bread into rich, perfectly peppery oil feels like a flavor trip to Italy.”

 

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, MEAGHAN BROWN

JULY 2016
TRADITIONAL BLEND OLIVE OIL

 

“Is your Olive Oil really Olive Oil?”
Reviews Larry Olmstead’s new book that reveals surprising truths about food. Recommends McEvoy Traditional Blend Olive Oil for cooking (recipe including in article.)

 

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AVENUE MAGAZINE

JUNE 2016

 

“Fresh Pickings”
Focus on Bohemian Rose Hand and Body Wash.

LA TIMES, ALENE DAWSON

MAY 2016
BOHEMIAN ROSE BODY BALM, HAND+BODY LOTION, HAND+BODY WASH

 

“Why roses may be the cure to your stressed out, hyperconnected life.”
“Roses, synonymous with love through the ages, now find themselves at the heart of a growing wellness trend.”

 

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ROBB REPORT

FEBRUARY 2016

 

“Indulgent new body card fragrance comes form California’s McEvoy Ranch”
Bohemian Rose feature

 

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SONOMA SUN, SARAH STIERCH

JANUARY 2016

 

“Worth the Drive McEvoy Ranch”
“There is something special about this property: the food, the wine, the design, the environs – when Nan McEvoy started the Ranch, she knew what she was doing, and what she was preparing to leave the world: a magical place to celebrate life, food and the bounty we have in North Bay.”

 

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7X7, OMAR MAMOON

MARCH 2016

 

Foodie Agenda: Outstanding in the Field Returns to Wine Country
“Now in its 17th year, Outstanding in the Field—a traveling pop-up that hosts unique dinners at farms and wineries across the nation—is a pioneer of both the pop-up and farm-to-table movements. The troupe returns to the Bay Area this year, with a series of meals in the vineyards at McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, Scribe Winery in Sonoma, and Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales, among other locations.”

 

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WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE

92 POINTS
2012 THE EVENING STANDARD PINOT NOIR

 

“An excellent medium-bodied wine from an estate better known for its olives, this is dark in color but with a lighter, tawny rim. The complex aromas combine sweet baking spices with ample cherry and berry notes. Flavors kick in with juicy strawberry, dark cherry and subtle shadings of nutmeg and wood smoke. The texture is plush and almost soft, and the taste is warmly luxurious.”

WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE

EDITOR’S CHOICE
2011 RED PIANO MEDITERRANEAN BLEND

 

“This is a really fun dry wine with a distinctive black-pepper streak running from the aroma to the finish. It's medium bodied, on the lean side in texture, like pomegranate in terms of fruit flavors, firmly tannic and well-balanced. It should make a great pairing with steak au poivre.”

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