For the third drought year in a row, 2014 was early, mostly due to lack of water. Once ripening began, the hot, dry summer threatened to turn our precious grapes into raisins and it was a race to get them off the vines and into fermenters. It was a smaller crop than average, but intense concentration.
Enjoy our second release of Shannon Ranch hand harvested olive oil, grown on olive trees in Northern California. You'll find our Olive Oil to be an essential part of your daily cooking along with using it on your salads, fresh baked bread and if you feel a little fearless with your taste buds, try it on a bowl of vanilla ice cream!