newsflash: Our tuscan blend wins a gold medal for 2016 at the LA Intl competition!
Welcome to Dos Aguilas Olive Oil. We are an estate grown olive grove located in beautiful Santa Cruz County. We grow five Tuscan varietals; Leccino, Maurino, Moraiolo, Frantoio and Pendolino. Each are added to our blend. In March of 2016 we were awarded the Gold Medal for Central Coast Blends at the world's biggest olive oil competition; the Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. In 2014 we were awarded the gold medal/Best in Class for Medium Tuscan Blends for the Central Coast of California. Dos Aguilas has won a gold medal for three of the last six years.
The first of our olive trees were planted in 1999 and with subsequent plantings we currently have 600 trees growing in the temperate Pleasant Valley in Aptos/Corralitos. The climate in Santa Cruz county is unique in that the cool, foggy summers create an olive oil that is not as robust or pungent as the Tuscan olive oils grown in hotter climates.
This year's olive crop was harvested on November 7 & 8, 2015. Testing shows it has free fatty acids of 0.04 percent of oleic acid and polyphenols at 164 mg/Kg. These measurements indicate extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality.
Our oil is available at El Salchichero in Santa Cruz, Sunnyside Produce in Soquel, Jones&Bones in Capitola, Corralitos Market and Crossroads Books in Watsonville and Marianne's Ice Cream in Seacliff and Seascape Foods.
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