Friday, February 26, 2016

Wine Country: St. Helena, Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co. and Olivier Napa Valley

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RUSTIC VERSION:
Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co.  835 Charter Oak Ave., (707) 963-4173.  Daily 8-5; in summer to 5:30.  Cash only.  Everything needed for a picnic is available inside this 100-year-old barn:  cheese, sausage, olives, bread sticks, focaccia, biscotti.  And if you’d like to eat on the spot, a tree-shaded picnic area with tables is provided right outside.  This Old World-style Italian deli also offers a variety of pastas, sauces, and dried mushrooms, plus very good housemade cold-pressed olive oil and red wine vinegar--all placed helter-skelter in barrels and on makeshift tables.  Prices are reasonable, tabs are tallied on the shopping bag, and a cigar box holds the change.  It's really quite unusual.  


exterior of Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co. in St. Helena, California


picnic area at Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co. in St. Helena, California


interior of Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co. in St. Helena, California


housemade olive oil at Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co. in St. Helena, California


REFINED VERSION:
Olivier Napa Valley  1375 Main St., (707) 967-8777.  Specializing in olive oils, you’ll find a variety here that you can taste and then pour into bottles yourself.  You can also sample many of the olive oil-related food and gift items, and the gorgeous olive-wood cutting boards just might end your souvenir search. 


olive oil dispensers at Olivier Napa Valley in St. Helena, California


olive oil dispenser at Olivier Napa Valley in St. Helena, California


bottled olive oil at Olivier Napa Valley in St. Helena, California



interior of Olivier Napa Valley in St. Helena, California


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images ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

 

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