Second and fourth Saturdays:
*Temecula Olive Oil Company’s Olive Ranch Tours.
The most renowned establishment on the Old Town Temecula Tasting Trail is Temecula Olive Oil Company. Open year-round, the family-owned-and-operated business is committed to using only 100% California olives to make the freshest, highest quality, 100% extra-virgin olive oil. East of Old Town Temecula is the company’s Olive View Ranch where tours are offered exclusively by advance reservation on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The learning experience highlights sustainable agriculture practices; the planting, growing, and harvesting of a wide variety of olives to capture unique qualities and distinctive flavors; the unique mill and press, and cold pressing to extract oil from the fruit. After the tour, participants experience a tasting of olive oils and balsamic vinegars including Temecula Olive Oil signature, varietal, and limited-edition blends, like the limited-release Le Caprice de Nature Olive Oil (remarkably fresh from the 2014 harvest) and Honey Balsamic Vinegar (made with honey from the bees at the Olive View Ranch).