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Global Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I'm So Happy I Found This Place!

We just happened to see this place while cruising through the country on Alamo Pintado Road, just... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2017
John S
What an experience!

This was a great experience! I brought a group of 7 to taste olive oil. Little did I know how great... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Laguna Beach, California
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“olive oil”(9 reviews)
“the real deal”(2 reviews)
“alamo pintado”(2 reviews)
Global Gardens is Santa Barbara county's 1st Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Producer. Our 3-acre mini farm is centrally located in the heart of beautiful wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley, tucked between Los Olivos and Solvang at a...more
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2450 Alamo Pintado Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441-4500
+1 805-686-4111
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

We just happened to see this place while cruising through the country on Alamo Pintado Road, just down the street from Solvang. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness, passion and knowledge of of the owner and her daughter, as well as the beautiful surroundings....More

Thank John S
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This was a great experience! I brought a group of 7 to taste olive oil. Little did I know how great this would be! I would highly recommend this! The owner, the nicest gal, poured numerous olive oil that the family makes, into the cutest...More

Thank Wild-Red99
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Stopped here on the way to the little town. Pulled right in. Not crowded. Was greeted and showed the products. Very nice selection of oils and vinegers. They also have salts, almonds, rubs, and bottled olives. Great find. You can do a tasting of all...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This place was a delight to visit. The owner shares recipe ideas for her products that are mouth watering and does an olive oil tasting. A nice change of pace from wine tasting. During avacado season, her produce is some of the best.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Is there any more perfect fit than bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar tasting from someone as knowledgeable as Theo? I say NO! From mild to flavorful - fruity to earthy oils and vinegars, marinated olives, seasoned almonds, spices and herb rubs. Of course, as...More

Thank Christy B
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We happened upon this roadside stop on a lovely day.The owner immediately greeted us and began educating us on her local, organic operation. The tasting was delicious and totally worth the fee. However, we liked it so much that we joined the club and so...More

Thank melmooreii
Reviewed November 14, 2015

This al fresco tasting room features fabulous premium olive oils, vinegars, and other gourmet items. The owner, Theo, celebrates her Greek heritage and love of food with daily tastings and frequent seminars. The outdoor tasting "room" is a great place to linger and taste. Whether...More

Thank Wendy v
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Theo at Global Gardens was a gem. She opened her shop for us after hours and at the last minute. That's service! We tasted 12 olive oils paired with some wonderful vinegars and spices. It was relaxed, informative and most importantly - delicious! I highly...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Needed a break from wine tasting, though not ready for a meal, drove a little outside of Los Olivos town and found ..... GLOBAL GARDENS! Wow! This place is unique, fun and fabulous! Theo the Owner, spoiled us with 7 unique olive oils/blends then with...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed July 11, 2015

You will pay $5 for the tasting with one ciabatta type bread and about 8 different olive oils and 4-5 flavored vinegars so that's interesting. Hostess was very rushed on that day and was not really paying attention to us otherwise worth it. One bottle...More

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August 28, 2015|
Response from mielvert | Reviewed this property |
I'd say wine tasting first. Oil coats the tongue and taste buds and then becomes "numb" for tasting. I'd think bread is more neutral to chomp on than apples.