April 02, 2003
Stella Cadente Olive Oil Company will be opening their Olive Oil Bar in the 3-Wineries Tasting Room (opposite the Boonville Hotel) on April 19. This unique Bar will offer bulk purchase extra virgin olive oils such as Meyer Lemon, Jalapeno, “Everyday cooking”, Early Harvest Mission, their popular Estate Blend winner of many prestigious awards, and more. Recipes will be attached with each oil purchased. They will also carry soaps made with their own olive oil and lavender, as well as other olive oil related products. Shooting Star Ranch, where Stella Cadente’s Italian olive trees and lavender reside is tended organically, consistent with the owners’ philosophy of living.
“We have had many people locally asking us to sell bulk olive oil, because in today's economy it makes more sense to save money by cutting out expensive packaging” said Tom Hunter, co-owner of Stella Cadente. “This is to primarily serve our local market since we are continuing to expand our current bottled extra virgin olive oil business throughout California and other states”.
Stella Cadente test marketed this novel idea throughout 2002 at various events in Mendocino County and decided to move ahead with opening their Olive Oil Bar after their new harvest, pressing and bottling is completed for 2003.
Their 2002 Estate Blend won a gold medal at the L.A. County Fair Olive Oils of the World Competition and they have been the recipient of 11 awards including a #1 California Extra Virgin Olive Oil rating from Slowfood in Italy.
For more information on Stella Cadente Olive Oil Company call 707-895-2848 or visit their website at www.stellacadente.com