We love olive oil! We are a locally-owned retail shop located in Historic Occoquan, Virginia. Our commitment is to provide the freshest extra virgin olive oils all year round. To ensure we have the freshest olive oils, we source only premium, high-grade olive oils from both Northern and Southern Hemispheres. All of our olive oils can be traced back to the original producer, thereby we are able to provide harvest dates, country of origin, and chemical testing results of all of our premium olive oils. Likewise all of our aged balsamic vinegars are certified to come from Modena, Italy and contain no added preservatives, thickeners, or sweeteners. In our store, customers are encouraged to sample all of our oils and vinegar and learn how to identify good quality, healthy olive oil compared to low quality olive oil, as well as the many uses and flavor combinations one can enjoy.
We are an Ultra Premium certified store. Ultra Premium (UP) is a new category of olive oil reserved for the highest quality olive oils in the world. It was created to differentiate high quality extra virgin olive oils from gourmet, premium labeled olive oils and mass produced store brands. The UP standard involves strict requirements for fruit quality, production process, and the end-product. Therefore, the 'when', 'what', and 'how' the oil is made becomes more of a substantial factor than the pretense of 'where' the olive oil was made.
The UP standard exceeds all European, Italian, Spanish, Greek, North American, Californian, or other standards for extra virgin grade olive oil. In order to qualify for the UP grade, the extra virgin olive oil must meet or exceed a comprehensive set of production, storage, transportation, testing, chemistry, and organoleptic requirements. The UP standard also rewards farmers for producing high quality oil and promotes Fair Trade practices by creating a demand for a higher quality product.
Ultra Premium olive oils are the freshest, most healthiest, and delicious. Taste the unique difference!