Calivirgin Estate Olive Oil Production Tour and Tasting Class, Lodi CA
Located in the heart of Lodi's fabulous wine country; start your weekend off learning about and tasting fresh extra virgin olive oil. We welcome you to Coldani Olive Ranch and invite you to try our line of Calivirgin olive oils and vinegars. This educational tour is designed to give you some background history on our farming family company as well as teach you about how olive oil is made. This tour is offered once a week for a maximum of 10 people per tour. (Excluding Holidays) The tour starts in one of our olive orchards (weather permitting) where you will learn about how the Calivirgin brand started, growing olives, varietal variences, and differences between traditional hand picked olives and newer mechanized harvesting techniques. The tour then moves inside where a video will show our olive oil making process from tree to bottle. You will learn the difference between infused oils and fused oils and why Calivirgin has won over 500 awards and medals making them one of the most awarded olive oil companies in the U.S. Following the video a short olive oil tasting 101 class will walk you through tasting 5 of our olive oils and teach you proper tasting techniques. Put your best olive oil sommelier skills to the test and grade our oils just like the pros! The tour will end finishing up in our tasting room where all of our oils and vinegars are available for sample or purchase. Paid tour guests will get discounted pricing on tasting room items Durration: 1.5 - 2 hours. Dress: Come as you are! Orchard visit guests stand on a gravel road.
13950 N. Thornton Road