Extra Virgin Olive Oil Italy, Spain, France and California


2018 Harvest….  

The 2018 Harvest in Italy and Spain was late again due to climate change for the 3rd year in a row.  Yields will be down but the stress on the trees will once again produce some spectacular Olive Oils.

Some of our favorite oils Like the De Carlo  Torre Di Mossa and Pruneti we did not come in strong enough to be exported.  If you visit the shopping cart they will show up as not in stoc.

Just about all of our selection from the 2018 Harvest are in stock….  Prices have definitely edged up a bit.  But our 3 bottle purchase with free freight is still the best deal to be found in the country.

The 2018 Giuliana Direct Fresh Spanish Harvest

We actually built this package for grocery stores and we are going to be in several really good chains of what I refer to as enlightened grocers.  Believe it or not it takes an act of congress to get the average grocer to change their store sets which is why the selection of Olive Oils in your local grocery hasn’t changed much in the last decade.

The theory behind the private labeling is that that traditional olive oil labels don’t offer the consumer any of the important information necessary to make a good purchase much less the truth about what’s in the bottle.

So in creating GDFSH we partnered with Oleoestepa who is the top large producer in the world, whose farming and production practices are integrated and organic (not much difference between the two) and came up with this label that is a giant shelf talker with all the pertinent information consumers recognize from reading about Olive Oil Fraud and seeing the AgroMafia segment on 60 minutes. A real Harvest date, a real best buy date, the free acidity level and the polyphenol count.  Literally truth in advertising.

The oil itself is 80% Hojiblanca which give this oil its vibrancy and rich polyphenol count (healthful) and the spicy side of the flavor profile.  The second component of the blend is Arbequina 20% whose softer, fruitier notes helps smooth out the flavor profile making it more approachable and suitable for all round kitchen use.


Giuliana Direct Fresh Harvest Real Spanish Olive Oil

Here is a suggestion on how to structure your 3 bottle purchase.

  • If you are on a strict budget Just buy GDFSH it is Real Spanish Olive Oil and it is the single best bargain in the world of EVOO.  We use it all the time whether is is to sauté, in salads, a bread dipper or to use as a finishing sauce for meats, seafood, veggies or pasta.

  • If you have a little more flexibility by 2 GDFSH and pick out either a Lighter or more Intense Olive Oil to go with it..

  • If the sky’s the limit buy a GDFSH and bot a Delicate or Light and an Intense Olive Oil to go with it.  This will give you lots of flexibility and remember pour olive oil on just about everything.  It is just like salt and pepper and bitters in the sense that olive oil is a flavor enhancer.

We made it really easy to shop the Olive Oils on the site. Just scroll down and click on any of the product images and it will take you straight to the shopping site where there is a good description of each of the Olive Oils. 


Delicate & Light Fruit Olive Oils…


Just because they are little lighter doesn’t mean they don’t have lots of flavor.  For me Delicate and Light are more about the mouth feel.  These are great all round oils in the kitchen.  Cook with it and pour Olive Oil on just about everything you eat.


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Medium to Medium-Plus Fruit…

These are a little more of a mouth full but still great for all-round use in the kitchen.

Intense Fruit…

These oils are big, spicy and pungent.  The best chefs in the world use them as finishing sauces.  It is their secret weapon.  It is like adding the right bitters to a a cocktail. The flavor components and the fats in olive oil combine with the foods to create something so much more delicious.  Don’t mind the prices as a little goes a long way.

Shopping Tips… the Bargains

Any of the bottles priced from $15.99-$29 are just super values especially the Giuliana Fresh Spanish Harvest which we believe is the best value in real Ultra-Premium Olive Oil on the planet.  Paniole and De Carlo Classico come in 750 ml. bottles rather than the standard 500 ml. size.  The Classico also comes in a 1 Liter Tin.  Portion wise this costs them out at less than $20 if they were in a half liter portion.

Bonamini, Alberto Romano, Oleoestepa (Egregio, and Virgin), Franci Villa Magra, La Cultivada, De Carlo Torre Di Mossa and Felice Garibaldi at $20-$29 are ridiculous bargains and are as good as any of the $30+ bottles.

The $30+ bottles in their own right are values in the sense that you find these in very few retailers and if you do they are much more expensive, They are worth the money due to the scarcity in the varietals as well as the terroir and the producers are an elite group. Plus we always tell you the harvest date, bottle sizes.

Have fun shopping and if you have questions don’t be afraid to pick op the phone or send us a text.

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Below you will find links to the producer pages.  There are some great videos on the site… Check out the Oleoestepa page.  It is an incredible tour of the Estepa DOP.  On these  pages the Click Here or on the Shop Link Bars will take you to the shopping site.  Just Click on the bottle images for info and pricing on specific items.

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Frantoio Franci... Tuscany, Italy

Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Frantoio Franci is one of the most awarded EVOO in the world.   After purchasing the famous Villa Magra Estate, Giorgio realized that the family should concentrate or producing Super Premium Olive.  The rest is history…

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Frantoio di Riva Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Alto Adige

Frantoio Di Riva... Alto Adige, Italy

The olive oils from the northern most producers of EVOO in Italy tend to be delicate to light bodied oils.  They’re flavorful but have a leaner mouth feel.  These oils are actually rare and hard to come by.  Frantoio di Riva is one of the best.

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 Click Here To Learn More About Frantoio Romano Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Campania

Frantoio Romano... Campania, Italy

Alberto Romano belongs to the fourth generation in his family of olive oil producers.  For more than a century passion tradition and knowledge have been handed down from father to son. The pride of the Frantoio Romano is the variety ORTICE.

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Click Here To Learn More About Frantoio Bonamini Extra Virgin Olive Oil From the Veneto

Frantoio Bonamini... Veneto, Italy

Frantoio Bonamini is fro the The hills of Verona in Northern Italy.  The oil they produce is made of Favarol and Grignano olive and   has a delicate mouth feel.  This is a really beautiful EVOO that is rarely seen out of Italy.  Best DOP/IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Light Fruit – Flos Olei Guide 2014

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Click Here To Learn More About De Carlo Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Puglia, Italy

De Carlo... Puglia, Italy

The De Carlo family’ heritage related to the the production of olive oil dates as far back as the 16th century.  The new generation, all share the same passion for producing top quality EVOO’s largely from the family’s own orchards.  Year after year they win acclaim as one of the worlds top producers.

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VIOLA... Umbria, italy

The Extra Virgin Olive Oils from MARCO VIOLA are truly extraordinary. Highly acclaimed for their farming techniques as well as the quality of their EVOO they are also recognized as innovators in the production process.

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Oleoestepa... Andalusia, Spain

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain by Oleoestepa unites the efforts of more than 5,000 olive growers and the 17 associated oil mills located in the Estepa DOP of Seville and Cordoba. The oil produced is the result of an experience handed down from father to son for more than 2,000 years.

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Oro Bailen... Andalusia, Spain

EVOO from Spain by OroBailen is produced at the gateway to Andalusia, in the town of Villanueva de la Reina. Olives have been a staple here for centuries but the Gálvez-González family is new to the business. However they have great business skills and brought with them a fresh perspective.

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How To Buy EVOO 2015

What You Neet To Know About EVOO

When it comes to  extra virgin olive oil there is a new scam every day.   Most consumers are not very good shoppers!  They simply take what is offered to them  Food fraud is the norm not the exception so lets see if we can help you make some better choices when it comes to EVOO.

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Pour Extra Virgin Olive oil on Everything

How We Use EVOO...Recipes

Estate bottled EVOO is magic with all sorts of food.   The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are remarkable and it mates the other good foods you eat better for you. We’ve had a great source for over a decade and been able to experiment with all sorts of foods we have been flying in to Western Colorado for clients. We pour it on just about everything and we cook with it. If you like recipes and want to see how we incorporate EVOO into our diet this is the page for you.
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