On a small olive grove in Oroville, with a small olive press purchased from Italy, the Giannecchini family began to press olive oil, for their family’s personal use and to share with friends. It was only natural, since olive oil has always been a main ingredient in the Giannecchini kitchen, passed down from their Tuscan heritage. Franco’s boyhood experiences in Italy, working at his uncle’s olive grove, gave him the knowledge to only pick enough olives that could be pressed at one time. Careful processing of the oil and timely pressing produced a wonderfully subtle buttery flavor extra virgin olive oil that surpassed the quality of any other imported olive oil his family and friends had tasted. With rave reviews from all who tasted it and the desire of many to have it, Franco decided to purchase a 12 acre olive grove and turn his once hobby into a small business.
Sunset Olive Grove extra virgin olive oil is “solely from the fruit of the olive tree” and its high quality meets and exceeds the standards set by the California Olive Oil Council, which certifies it to be “extra virgin olive oil”. Limited production allows the Giannecchini family to control the quality of the olive oil to be consistently flavorful and versatile. It is great for sauting foods; it can be used in baking recipes, as a finishing oil and the flavored oils are wonderful for dipping.
Sunset Olive Grove extra virgin olive oil is truly a product of family tradition and pride. The Giannecchini family is very proud to offer their olive oil to you and your family and is confident it will become the olive oil of choice in your kitchen that everyone loves.
2007 - Sunset Olive Grove, Oroville, California, USA