Harvest

Harvesting Hornberger Estate Tomorrow

November 9, 2008

The good news is we are bringing in the Hornberger olives tomorrow, Monday, November 10, 2008…..the not so good news is it is a very light harvest this year…..I’m expecting less than 10 gallons of oil…..this is always such a beautifully balanced oil….we have a 3pm press time……so we should have the oil by 9pm [...]

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Tuttle Estate Harvest Report

November 9, 2008

THE TUTTLE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL HAS ARRIVED!!!! The Tuttle Estate is located on the Valley floor north of St. Helena. Our take this year was 15 gallons….our largest yet from this Estate….I will taste the oil for the first time tomorrow and give you all the scoop…….

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Pedregal Estate Harvest Report

November 9, 2008

The Pedregal Estate is located in the Eastern HIlls of Oakville, Napa Valley. The Mendelson’s trees are a mix of older Spanish varietals that were originally brought over by the missionaries … and Italian varietals that were planted to border the Pedregal vineyards. Because the olives are harvested early, the estate always produces a BIG [...]

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OLIVAI "It should only be this good"

November 5, 2008

Just talked to Judy…..the olives are turning fast and she has set her harvest date for November 14, 2008. We will hold the oil for about a month so it’s release date will be mid December. Her harvest is down about 30%….better than expected….so, we should get at least 50 gallons this year…a bountiful harvest [...]

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The call is made at Stagecoach

November 3, 2008

I know…bad picture…it was pouring rain and my camera was malfunctioning….it was the best I could do.The good news….the flesh is turning purple…positive sign for the pick! It has been pouring rain! I know I shouldn’t complain because we need the rain and we have had a beautiful Fall…but…it was quite an abrupt change in [...]

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Calling the Pick at Stagecoach

October 22, 2008

c OLIVES FROM A TREE AT STAGECOACH – VERY GREEN – RIGHT NEXT TO THE OLIVE TREE BELOW…..SAME DAY…… Today I got a call today from Jason at Krupp Vineyards…he thought the olives were turning…I needed to come check them out. My initial thought was that it was VERY early…I had been hearing from other [...]

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History of Stagecoach Vineyards

October 16, 2008

Settlers in the 1800s first took advantage of the well drained soils and optimum growing conditions found on the Stagecoach property. Each harvest, the settlers would haul their crop by horse and wagon into Oakville…catching some of the highest prices. By the early 1900s the increase in deer population brought the crops to a hault…leading [...]

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St. Helena Olive Oil Co. adds Stagecoach Vineyards to its Portfolio

October 15, 2008

I am so excited to introduce you to a new estate that we are pressing this year….Stagecoach Vineyards. I got an email from a friend a month ago who told me that Stagecoach was looking for a home for their olives. I was told they had hundreds of trees that bordered the 500+ acres of [...]

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