producer profiles

California Olive Ranch: Defying Tradition

With a focus on technology, Gregg Kelley and his team seek to produce high-quality olive oil on a large scale.

An Oasis of Award-Winning EVOO in Tabernas

Sergio Leone, the Italian filmmaker, chose the desert region of Tabernas as a film location for his Spaghetti Westerns. Few believed the area was right for olive oil production.
Special Report

Award-Winning Producer Seeks Investors for Underground Mill

Tamia's Pietro Re conceived an ultramodern, multi-purpose and sustainable mill -- and he's looking for backers.

Monterosa Looks to the Future with Eye on the Past

Deep in the quiet sun-scorched hills surrounding the town of Montcarapacho, Monterosa’s philosophy has led it more than once to make the most of the unexpected.
Olive Oil Times Special

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.

A Gold Standard Farm in Umbria Promotes Research on Sustainability and Health

Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio won two Gold Award at NYIOOC 2017 thanks to constant research on quality and sustainability.
Special Report

Against All Odds: The First Olive Oil From Canada

The very first 100 percent Canadian extra virgin olive oil did not come easy for pioneers George and Sheri Braun.

EVOO-Filled Chocolates from Spain

The latest offering from a family-run producer is a bonbon filled with extra virgin olive oil.