Come visit the Private 550-Acre Ranch in Petaluma

WHAT: Olive oil enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to visit the 550-acre McEvoy Ranch on Sunday, December 4 during McEvoy Ranch’s annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy live music and light refreshments, including McEvoy Ranch’s just-bottled 2011 Olio Nuovo and other estate produced specialty foods. In addition, do some of your holiday shopping in McEvoy’s charming retail room, an ideal place to pick up the perfect gift for the culinary fans on your shopping list.

Be sure to bring a nonperishable food donation to help the local food bank drive.

Attendance at the Open House is free, but requires an advance reservation.

WHEN: Sunday, December 4, 2011
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: McEvoy Ranch
5935 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, California

COST: Free, but pre-registration is required

McEvoy Ranch was established by Nan McEvoy in 1991 with 1,000 trees imported from Italy’s prime olive-producing regions. More than a decade later, the 550-acre ranch is home to 18,000 olive trees representing Tuscan varietals of Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno, and Coratina.

The Rapanelli mill at McEvoy Ranch uses an Italian Sinolea extraction system, the only equipment of its kind in the U.S. This unique process combines traditional granite stone crushing with a revolutionary oil extraction system in which thousands of stainless steel blades penetrate the pulp and emerge with droplets of pure oil. The result is an extremely high-quality extra virgin olive oil characterized by the richness and fragrance typical of Tuscan olive oils, but with an unusually smooth and soft texture.

McEvoy Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available directly from the Ranch, at the McEvoy Ranch store in the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace, and at select retail locations at the suggested retail prices of $22 for 375 mL and $42 for 750 mL. For further information, please visit: