Did you know? When it comes to shelf life and taste, olive oil is the exact opposite of wine.
While wine improves with age, EVOO deteriorates over time, even if the bottle remains unopened. For this reason, to ensure the best and freshest products are always in stock, Signature Oil & Vinegar’s entire inventory is completely switched twice annually, in accordance with product availability relating to regional harvesting times. In the winter, for example, our supplies come from the Northern Hemisphere, including California, Italy and Spain. In early summer, we switch to products from the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia, Argentina and Chile.
The olives from our California-based supplier are all handpicked when they are just slightly under ripe, when the antioxidants in the fruit are at their highest levels. Then, they are cold pressed at 69o Fahrenheit within two to four hours of being harvested from the tree.