About Us

Our Story

Founded for Expression

We've always had a passion for food, wine, and entertaining. Formed from a necessity of variety to improve the cooking lifestyle, North County Olive Oil started out from experimenting for my own pantry.

Since 2009

As a member of the Olive Oil Council of California, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with many farmers, groves, and producers of extra virgin oil, which directly expanded my knowledge and passion for the growing California olive oil industry.

Where & How It's Grown

Most of our olive oil is produced on the farms outside of San Ynez, where ideal conditions are maintained and cold pressed directly after harvesting to capture the fresh co-milled flavor.

The flavored olive oil we maintain contains 100% organic fruits and herbs that are pulped alongside the olives: cold pressed, naturally refined, and blended to recipe.

Each year we continue to promote sustainable practices in the grove and support small farms who do the same throughout their day to day practices.

Visit Sunshines Gardens

Visit our storefront in Sunshine Gardens, Leucadia, CA for olive oil & balsamic vinegar tastings, cooking classes, and other on-site events. You don't have to sign up for a class to stop by and soak up the garden atmosphere or try a little olive oil.

Booking is sign up and classes are scheduled when capacity is reached through our Event Brite calendar. Additionally, at our storefront we have a surplus of choices you won't find online, including olive oil based skincare, gourmet sea salts, artisan pastas, honeys, jams, sea salts, and organic cane sugars.

Farmer's Markets

Most sundays you can find us in a few of North County's local farmer's markets. Join us in Encinitas, CA at the Leucadia Farmers Market, or the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer's Market.