Olio Nuovo 2018
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 North Coast Blends of California. Dos Aguilas has won a gold medal for three of the last five years. Our November 2016 oil was awarded the silver medal at this year's LA Competition which awards points based on blind tasting by a panel of trained sensory evaluators.
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 16, 201 by Greg Traynor at 43 Ranch in San Ardo.
Our oil is available at Sunnyside Produce in Soquel, Corralitos Market, Glaum Egg Ranch, Seascape Foods and Kelly's Books in Watsonville.
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