Essential olive oil tourism? At California ranch, it's a sensory experience
Tasting with a view
Each month, about 300 people visit McEvoy Ranch, said general manager Samantha Dorsey. Tours and tastings, by appointment, cost $20 to $95. The ranch offers cooking classes and educational workshops also.
Visitors can wander through olive groves, grape kitchen and vines gardens and visit a working olive mill and a Chinese pagoda. McEvoy began planting grapes in 2006 and produces wine from 10 acres now. mcEvoy&rsquo
Even;s main tasting patio gives visitors a pleasant view. From there, Linda Odorisio and Tim Cirillo of Virginia recently drank in olive trees and grapevines planted in alternating rows in the original Italian solution to protect the grapes from sun and wind damage. Even though couple have visited the spot for twenty years over, this is their first stop by at McEvoy Ranch.
“You can find only so a number of days it is possible to drink wine for four to five hours, so we prefer to mix in other activities,” Odorisio said. “It’s nice to listen to the stories behind places really.”