January 01, 2006
PASO ROBLES, CA – Visitors to Paso Robles’ Pasolivo Olive Oil Tasting Room on Vineyard Drive will now have the chance to tour one of the most current designs in olive presses in the United States. The Guth/Yaguda family’s new Pieralisi Major 2 press with the Panorama closed system for malaxation was imported from Italy. The press, which was installed in late November, makes it possible to process up to a ton per hour, and gives olive oil producers the chance to press olive oil quickly, efficiently and of the highest quality.
Last year’s harvest at Pasolivo’s Willow Creek Olive Ranch was substantial enough that the family recognized it was time to step up to a bigger commercial press. Joshua Yaguda, owner Karen Guth’s son and the official olive oil miller, trekked to Italy, touring olive mill manufacturers in search of the right fit for the family’s olive ranch. “We have incredibly high standards for the olive oil we produce,” said Yaguda. ”We have been impressed by how beautifully the trees are doing here in Paso, and we wanted to make sure our new press could make an even higher quality of oil than what we’ve made up to this point. We’re confident this new press will keep our quality high and yet produce much more quickly and efficiently. The press fired up beautifully.”
Pieralisi US installation team
The family intends to make oil for other producers in custom press projects, and also offers their press up once a year for friends and neighbors at their Community Press Day. The Community Press Day, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, allows hobbyists and people with a few buckets to a few hundred pounds to have their oils pressed communally. This makes it possible for everyone to go home with a little olive oil. Rules for the free Community Press Day are posted at the family’s website, www.pasolivo.com. This year’s Community Press saw over 60 people from across the state bringing their fruit to Pasolivo, and was the first official press for the new Pieralisi.
Panorama covered malaxation tanks reduce oxidation
Pasolivo, run by Guth and her son Joshua Yaguda and wife Joeli, produces estate pressed and bottled extra virgin olive oils on their ranch in Paso Robles, California. They have over 45 acres and 9000 trees, all planted specifically for olive oil production. Their olive oils have been featured in Food & Wine, The Wine Spectator, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek and the Robb Report. For more information or to visit the family’s Willow Creek Olive Ranch, visit www.pasolivo.com or call 805-227-0186.
Pasolivo owner Joshua Yaguda with Pieralisi rep Lisa Deane of The Olive Oil Source
For more information contact:
6850 Highway 41 East
Templeton, CA 93465
La Dolce Villa / Ros Olio
283 Carne Rd
Ojai CA 93023
Willow Creek Olive Ranch
Street 8530 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles CA 93446