Grove 45 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- THE STORY
- Harvest: November, 2019
- Certified organic by the California Council of Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- Annual recipient of the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) seal of approval.
- Innovative and artful package has received several awards for design and sustainability.
A star among olive oils.
The 2019 vintage marks a decade of Grove 45, a customer favorite in The Savory Pantry for the past 10 years! An ideal growing season with a cool, wet springs and a mild, warm summer has produced a bright and lively oil with a medium body and delightful, peppery finish characteristic of Tuscan-style oils. Drizzle Grove 45 over almost anything - roasted vegetables, soups, salads, grilled fish. We love it over popcorn dusted with a hint of truffle salt. Or dare to be different and try it over a rich chocolate sorbet with a sprinkling of fleur de sel.... a sublime combination of sweet and savory as an after dinner treat.
Stunning packaging make this oil a delightful gift for the host or hostess!
Grove 45 is a venture that started in 2009 when long time friends Nena Talcott and Bonnie Storm agreed to go into business together. Between them they had 45 years of farming experience and had both produced gold medal award winning extra virgin olive oils under different labels. Nena had sold her vineyards and groves in 2006 and she missed being involved in the farming community. Bonnie was getting tired of doing all of the work on her own and was ready to consider shutting down her operation. Fortunately, after a discussion one afternoon, Grove 45 was born.
The groves are located on Bonnie's ranch in a remote corner of the Napa Valley. The trees are all Italian varieties that Bonnie imported from Italy in 1994. The business partners are involved in every aspect of the oil production from driving the tractor to selling and delivering Grove 45 EVOO.
To showcase the excellent quality of Grove 45 EVOO, Nena and Bonnie wanted a package that would be distinctive. They chose a brushed aluminum bottle with an embossed pewter label that the pair apply by hand. They also decided to name their new oil after the year they were born, 1945. In the year Nena and Bonnie began collecting Social Security and became eligible for Medicare, their new venture took shape.
Grove 45 is the proud recipient of the California Olive Oil Council Seal of Excellence.