This newly harvested, 100% estate grown extra virgin olive oil has been a steady gold medal winner the last 15 years including a Best of Show at the California Olive Oil Council Competition and the Patty Bogle-Roncoroni BEST OF THE BEST Award at the Yolo County Fair just a few years ago. These accolades along with 15 other gold medals during that time speak to the consistency and quality that sets this oil apart.
A Multiple BEST OF SHOW Winner!
& BEST OF THE BEST at Yolo County Fair
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ABOUT THE OIL
KATZ Rock Hill Ranch Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil, our multi-gold-medal winning EVOO from our Rock Hill Ranch in California’s Suisun Valley was harvested November 25th-29th 2019. After last year’s very paltry crop, this year brought us a bountiful olive harvest and a generous amount of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Conditions at harvest were ideal and we were able to pick and press our entire crop in less than 4 hours each day from tree to oil. As well all the oil was filtered within 24 hours enhancing the bright, clean flavors they now exhibit. It has a low 0.20 free fatty acid (sign of the stability of the oil), and 2.33 peroxide value which shows the care with which this oil was made. The polyphenol reading for this year was 290, and a sign of the solid presence of anti-oxidants in this oil.
ABOUT THE TASTE
The finished olive oil has the expansive aromas of sweet spices, fennel, green almonds and herbs that give it an elegant taste and a firm pungent finish.KATZ Rock Hill EVOO is often lauded for its elegant structure and this year is a classic example of the harmonious balance that this oil again achieves. It compliments simple fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, livens up your summer pestos and aiolis, adds a punch to your chicken or minestrone soup, or makes a tasty dressing for arugula or spinach salads...be inspired!
The story of Rock Hill Ranch is all about a sense of "place"...where daily we go about the work of sustainable agriculture. Whether that is tending to our olive groves, or spending time in the Carriage House crafting our vinegar, it is our unbroken commitment to small-scale farming.
Rock Hill Ranch sits on twenty acres at the southern tip of Suisun Valley, California, where breezes blow in from the west (Suisun means "west wind") creating a distinctive microclimate. The surrounding hills are full of compacted volcanic ash, called tuffo in Italian, creating a loamy soil…an ideal mix for growing olive trees. These are the same soil conditions that the Tuscans claim are responsible for making it the "best" region for growing olives...a claim we can now make for the Suisun Valley.
Harvested November 25-29, 2019
KATZ Rock Hill Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains the following olive varieties:
Taggiasca and Casaliva...100%, these varieties are native to the Ligurian and Lombardy regions of Italy respectively. Both are known for their full and persistent fruitiness with sweet overtones producing a lush mouth feel.
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Posted March 21, Spring
To Our KATZ Farm Friends:
We remain here and ready to 'embrace' you in the best way we know how, by offering you 'comfort' food during these challenging and difficult times.
We remain humble and focused on keeping the 'proverbial' pantry stocked for you and yours.
Stay safe, The KATZ Family
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