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Queen Creek Olive Mill
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Queen Creek
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tour, Shop, Eat, Repeat at Queen Creek Olive Mill - Arizona's only working olive farm and mill. Family owned and operated, our 100-acre farm with over 7000 olive trees is a true blossom to bottle experience. Visitors are able to learn first-hand how olives are pressed into fresh extra virgin olive oil on our educational Olive Oil 101 tour conducted daily. Guests can taste their way through our gourmet marketplace and shop for locally made extra virgin olive oils, Balsamic vinegars, olives and other local treasures. Our Italian inspired Eatery features old world family recipes. We use local and garden-sourced ingredients to create our healthy and delicious cuisine and showcase how extra virgin olive oil can be used best in your kitchen. Our in-house roastery, Superstition Coffee, will ensure that you'll get the freshest cup of coffee you've ever had. With plenty to taste, discover and enjoy, Queen Creek Olive Mill is a true agritourism experience!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 3, 2010

While visiting friends in Phoenix, we were looking for something nearby and different to do. We can across the QCOM in a book and decided to check it out. It was an easy drive from the city, took us about 45 minutes.

As another review said it is small, and their main olive grove is not on-site, but it was still lovely. We opted for the 30 minute tour. Our tour guide, Chris, was terrific....very knowledgeable and entertaining. He talked to us outside for about 10-15 minutes and then we went inside to learn about the olive oil making process.

They have a lot of interesting olive-related items for sale, plus free copies of some tasty looking recipes. We had lunch there too...two of us has breakfast-type meals and the other two had sandwiches. Everything was delicious! Lunch for two adults was ~$20.

You definitely won'y spend a day there, but it was a fun and different way to spend a morning, not something you expect to find in AZ, and I would definitely go back next time I am in the area. In the meantime, I'll just order from them online! :)

1  Thank K2west
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

Recently we visited the Queen Creek Olive Mill on a trip to Arizona. The food was fantastic and the tour well done and informative.
The boutique style Tuscan Blend olive oil is a real treat as are the various flavored oils available for tasting and purchase.
The place is stocked with a nice selection of Italian wines and a variety of products made from olive oil.
This is a pleasant way to spend the afternoon and enjoy a nice lunch among the olive trees.

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Reviewed December 10, 2009

I hate to say this about a small local business but based on my experience I would have gone with a "0" rating if I could have; the Olive Mill was a huge disappointment! We drove 3 hours (round trip) planning to, as advertised on their website, “stroll the olive grove and tour the mill” and also planned to eat and shop there as well. The tour is described as “fun, educational & informative, 30 minutes. . . .After . . . taste oils, stuffed olives and tapenades”. Here is what we got for our $5 tour: 1) a 10 minute lecture about olive oil, read from a script. The person presenting didn't know answers to questions not on script- and - 2) We walked through some doors to a small area where some machinery was (this can all be seen through the glass walls without taking the tour) – the machinery wasn’t working that day and the primary press was missing, there was no further explanation by our guide in regard to the workings of the presses and the she was unable to answer questions. The doors were held open and anyone could walk in, so no need to pay your $5. There was olive sludge (which the guide called “caca”) all over the middle of the floor & I'm surprised nobody slipped in it. The "tasting" consisted of 4 kinds of olives and 1 pickled bean imported from someplace, nothing special, just sitting under plastic domes like you would find in the supermarket. The rest of the tasting was just out in the store, available to everyone, the tapenades were just grungy open jars under domes and the oils were just sitting on a cart with a little cup to pour into, from which you can drink the oil - or - if you don't like drinking oil you can lick it off your finger. Following this $5 rip-off tour I was not predisposed to think kindly of any of their products, which seemed to be nothing special and certainly not deserving of the premium price point. You can do better at your local market. If you still want to visit this place, don't waste your money buying a ticket for the tour, you will be able to join one without paying and enjoy all the "benefits" that others paid for. As for strolling the “grove”, well, it turns out that the real grove is a couple miles away and that there are just a small number of olive trees on the premises for show; not much to stroll through. So maybe the trip could be salvaged with a little shopping or lunch? One could only hope. The aisles were packed close together with barely room to accommodate 2 people passing each other, I found myself squishing up against shelves of jars to let people get by. The products were a mish-mash of mildly interesting items at a premium price point. The deli food looked like it might have possibilities, but the logistics of negotiating the line and the surrounding area, crowded with too many tables and stools, was just to uninviting. We left in short order, feeling ripped off, and will not be patronizing this business again. There are so many wonderful ways to spend an afternoon in AZ, this certainly was not one of them.

Thank travelinfoolSCzCA
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Reviewed October 19, 2008

What a find! S/E of phoenix, hidden gem! On the tour see the olice orchard the inside to see olive press & olive oil creations. Great bisto, unique gifts, amazing olive products such as oils, chocolates, body, candles. This was so interesting for the whole family, we really enjoyed it! GO!

Thank LindaRan
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