Want to see some photos from our 2018 harvest? If you want to know more about the the process, harvest happens in October. Stop by for a tour and a taste of Olio Nuovo (the freshest olive oil you can find!)
Here at Pasolivo, harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year! This process only happens once a year and lasts anywhere from 2-3 weeks. If you have ever wondered how olives get turned into olive oil, we have all of the equipment and tools needed for this process at the Pasolivo Ranch. All of our olives are grown, picked, and milled on-site and we do not use any chemicals or heat which is required of true extra virgin olive oil.
The first step in this process is picking the olives. Here at Pasolivo, we have over 6,500 olive trees on our property and 11 different olive varieties. Every day we have a minimum of 80 people hand-picking. Olives are moved by tractor to the mill where they are unloaded into the hopper.
The olives are lined up and ready to be milled
Bins of olives are transferred from the olive trees to the mill
The hopper is a machine that helps to separate the leaves from the olives. This is the cleaning process where stems, leaves, twigs, and debri are removed. The olives go through the hopper and then are then washed with water to remove dirt and pesticides.
A tractor moves a bin of olives to the hopper
The olives are dumped into the hopper which will help rid the olives of debri, stems, and dirt
The olives are cleaned and washed of stems and debri
The olives are then given a “bath” before turning into paste
The final cleanse before the olives get turned into oil
The olives are ground into an oatmeal-like paste. This process was created to release the oil from the olives. The oil is first cold pressed so there is no heat that is added during this process and the olives are crushed to extract the olive oil. The oil rests in large stainless steel tanks until it is ready to be bottled and enjoyed by you.
The oil rests in the stainless steel tanks until bottling
At Pasolivo, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most delicious olive oils possible. One taste of our oils and you will experience for yourself the hallmark grassiness and pungency of beneficial polyphenols that are present in a true premium olive oil. Try our oils and discover the superior taste and incredible health benefits of our premium and authentic extra virgin olive oils.
Our wonderful olive oils in our new glass bottles that were designed with beauty in mind
Back-to-School can be a busy time for both parents and children. As a parent, you want to know that your child is eating healthy and getting the proper nutrients. We have compiled a list of Back-to-School snacks for your children – whether it’s something they take with them to school, or a snack they can have after school, Pasolivo wants to make back-to-school snacks as healthy and simple as possible.
Made with a Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil of your choice, sweet honey, and salty seeds and nuts, you will love that our Pasolivo Granola is a healthy choice. You can also use the homemade mixture to create our Chewy Breakfast Bars and our Granola Bites.
Homemade Pasolivo Granola using Pasolivo olive oil
Our Chewy Breakfast Bars are created using Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil, Pasolivo Honey, and a salty mix of seeds and nuts. Cut the granola into pieces and take with you on-the-go. This mixture is slightly different than the Pasolivo Granola with an addition of Almond Butter and Flake Cereal.
We hope your children have a great school year and enjoy these healthy alternatives.
What is better than spending the Fourth of July with family, friends, and neighbors? Adding Pasolivo products, flavors, and seasonings of course! We have put together several recipe ideas below to make the Fourth of July as easy, fun, and entertaining as possible. We also included several gift sets below to help amplify your Fourth of July celebration!
Attendees of the 14th Annual Olive Festival could take a photo with an olive
The 14th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles, California over the weekend was a success! If you weren’t able to join us, we were the Title Sponsor and provided visitors with a complimentary tasting of our products. Our booth consisted of our award-winning olive oil, olive wood products, seasonings and salts to pair with our olive oil, tea towels, vinegar’s, and bath and body products.
The Olive Festival offered more than one hundred olive-related products. Right by our booth there was live music, the weather was absolutely amazing, and it was great to meet so many people! This family-friendly event included samplings, a mobile olive oil press, olive oil ice cream, and a cooking contest.
Pasolivo Lime, Basil, and Rosemary flavored olive oil and Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pasolivo seasonings, salts, and vinegar’s
Pasolivo bath and body products
Tea towels displayed for sale
Olive Wood spoons and tile coasters displayed at the Pasolivo booth on June 3, 2017
Those who stopped by the booth received a complimentary tasting with a slice of fresh bread that is made locally
If you missed us this year, join us next year for the 15th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles. We look forward to seeing you there! You can also visit our website HERE to view our products or you can click HERE to read more about our Press Club. You can also visit us at:
8530 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, California 93446
1229 Park Street
Paso Robles, California 93446
Nestled in SLO county, in the heart of Paso Robles, California, lies the beautiful Pasolivo Ranch and the new downtown Pasolivo location. Blessed by a combination of temperate Coastal weather and rich, fertile soil, we have been producing award-winning olive oil and welcoming visitors to our orchards and tasting room for over a decade.
Seattle comes to Pasolivo
The central coast of California is adapting and adjusting to a busier population and, with that, comes positive changes. As of April 13, 2017, Alaska Airlines has announced direct flights from Seattle to San Luis Obispo. This process has taken more than a year to complete and we are happy to have this opportunity!
“One of the areas we all know we have the opportunity to enhance here is our technology sector, and Seattle is a big tech area,” –San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, Adam Hill
Click HERE to read the full details and article about how this decision came about.
Pasolivo comes to Seattle
With this huge announcement, we thought now would be the perfect time to visit Seattle and show Seattle what Pasolivo is all about. We had the opportunity to attend the 9th Annual Grand Tasting Event for the Seattle Wine and Food Experience, in which we provided California olive oil tastings to the public. The tasting included our award-winning olive oils, unique salt and seasoning blends, and vinegar combinations.
Marisa and Eleanor speaking with vendors at The Seattle Wine and Food Experience
Marisa and Eleanor preparing the olive oil tins for complementary tastings
As part of the Seattle Wine and Food Experience, the Grand Tasting Event included The Savor Experience from San Luis Obispo County which consisted of wineries, breweries, and artisan foods. The event included more than 500 wines from the Seattle area, 25 local chefs, 25 food makers, and a Celebrity Modern Luxury Lounge. The Seattle Wine and Food Experience was created to immerse senses with wine, lifestyle, food, and beverage. With more than 275 brands, exhibits, and sponsors, this event was a huge success!
A view of The Seattle Wine and Food Experience in February 2017
“The Seattle Wine and Food Experience curates an incredible list of makers and producers and supports the community,” adds Jamie Peha, executive producer and president of Peha Promotions, who has been running the event since 2010.
The Pasolivo olive oil tins and vinegars are ready for customers to try
Thank you, Seattle, for an amazing time, hospitality, education, and friendships. We look forward to seeing you once again, but, this time, in our home of rolling hills, beautiful beaches, and amazing coastlines.
Marisa and Eleanor at the Pasolivo booth in Seattle