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“Wonderful Experience...a little difficult to find.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ojai Olive Oil Company

Ojai Olive Oil Company
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Ojai
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Left Coast CA
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience...a little difficult to find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A bit difficult to find (you're sure you're on a private drive before you even see one of their signs), but worth the search! Great place to take a tour to learn about EVOO growing & processing...and the laws governing EVOO standards. The tasting room is small, but perfectly arranged to taste olive oils and then balsamic vinegars. I prefer to taste directly (without bread) and they provide the cups for that as well. It is definitely a small, family run facility with wonderful oils & vinegars! Only open to the public Wed and Sat 1-4

Visited November 2013
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious and enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely visit to the Ojai Olive Oil Ranch and we are still enjoying the oils and vinegar that we purchased. The Ranch is beautifully situated which makes the drive to the ranch enjoyable. The son of the owner guided us into the orchard and told us about the growing of the trees, the picking, the pressing and bottling. It didn't take very long and would have been OK for most kids. The tasting afterwards was also enjoyable and we appreciated that there was no pressure at all to buy anything. But since we tasted some delicious oils and vinegar, and since we wanted something to remember this delightful visit, we ended up buying more than we anticipated. No regrets - hopefully we'll be back for more!

Visited August 2013
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Huntington, New York
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun and educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were captivated by the presentation that Alice, the proprietor gave. It was very interesting to learn about the history of olives and the olive industry. After the outdoor presentation we went into the production area where we saw the various machines used in the production of olive oil.
Afterwards we went into the tasting/sampling room where we were able to sample a wide variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, many of which were delicious .

Visited August 2013
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fantastic Tour a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stopped here for a tour and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit.
The owner is very informative and describes the process of collecting the olives and making olive oil in a way that is easy to understand and very fascinating. We learned so much!

We sampled the olive oil afterwards and it you cant even compare it to any olive oil you have had before. It is amazing and beyond yummy! You can purchase bottles right there or you can have them shipped to you for a very reasonable price. The quality and freshness is no comparison to the olive oil sold in grocery stores. I will only be using ojai olive oil from Ojai from now on

They also sell olive oil soap and cream. I purchased some of these as well and within days I have seen tiny wrinkles around my eyes disappear. Needless to say I will be ordering more of everything online when I run out.

Thanks for a very informative tour!

Check their website for hours of operation before driving over as I believe the tours and the building may only be open on certain days as it is a small family run operation

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fun family-run operation, very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This olive far was very close to town and the tour by our host was fantastic. we learned about olive oils, different types of olives, how they're picked. We walked amongst the olive trees and toured the press and bottling facilities.

Normally these free tours end with some pressure to buy something. Not here! they're really genuinely interested in telling people about their operations and teaching about olives. The olive oils and vinegars sold themselves by being absolutely delicious. We did buy some, and we'll be looking for their oils locally.

Visited August 2013
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