Named after a nearby ranch made up of 5,000 olive trees, Los Olivos, California was founded in 1887. Since then, this little town in the Santa Ynez Valley, just 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, has become a destination for wine lovers, foodies, and those attracted to the calm serenity and beauty of the area.
Never straying far from their roots, olive farming in Los Olivos is still thriving today and has joined the bustling wine tasting community with local olive oil farmers offering complimentary olive oil tastings and pairings to travelers in the area. A perfect compliment to a day of wine tasting – below are our favorites in and around Los Olivos. Stop by one or all of them during your next visit to the Samsara Wine Tasting Room.
Olive Hill Farm
400 ft from SAMsARA Tasting Room
2901 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 693-0700
With a focus on flavor and variety Olive Hill Farm presses oils to compliment any taste palate or dish. From mild to soft, pungent to peppery, Olive Hill Farm is committed to making some of the best olive oil not just in California, but the world. Stop at their wonderful location to discover some of the many scents, textures and flavors that they have developed from the olives they grow at their local farm. Make sure to try their Italian Blend – made from 4 different varietals of their amazing olives.
0.9 mile from SAMsARA Tasting Room
2450 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang, CA 93441
Phone: (800) 307-0447
Owner/Proprietor Theo Stephan has been cultivating olives for her oils for over 15 years. Visit her 3-acre “mini-farm” for tastings Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm. Theo knows everything their is to know about olive oil, she literally wrote the book on the subject! Make sure to try Global Garden’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one of the best in the region.
6.2 miles from SAMsARA Tasting Room
239 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Using only sustainable practices in their farming, Rancho Olivos in Santa Ynez offers complimentary tastings of all the handmade artisan olive oils they produce on their ranch. Make sure to try the Meyer Lemon Olive Oil – perfect on fish or chicken, its wonderfully citrus-y with a smooth finish.
Solvang Olive Press
13 miles from SAMsARA Tasting Room
463 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA, 93463
Phone: (805) 686-3030
This husband and wife team are committed to creating some of the most rich, authentic, and flavorful Extra Virgin Olive Oils possible. Using no pesticides, antibiotics, or GMOs, and with nothing artificial added, the taste of these olive oils are as pure and authentic as can be. Make sure to try their Blood Orange infused Olive Oil- truly one of a kind.