Rancho Azul y Oro wins 13 medals at olive oil competitions
Olive growers located in San Miguel
Rancho Azul y Oro, a small boutique olive grower and olive oil producer in San Miguel, recently won five gold medals, including two in the Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition, and a gold medal from the California State Fair, the Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, and the Yolo County Competition. Additionally, they were honored to receive six silver medals and two bronze medals from the various competitions for their certified extra virgin olive oil and two flavored oils for a total of 13 medals. For a complete list of the medals, visit: http://www.ranchoazulyoro.com/awards.html.
This year also marked Rancho Azul y Oro’s entry in the amateur wine competitions, for which they received a gold medal for their estate grown and produced 2013 Petite Sirah, The Tyrant, from the 2016 Winemaker Magazine Competition, which received over 2900 entries, as well as a gold medal and judge’s award from the 2016 California Midstate Fair Home Winemaking Competition and a silver medal from the California State Fair Home Winemaking Competition.
The owners, Stuart de Haaff and Kathy Keeler, say they are dedicated to and focused on growing and creating exceptional local products and participate in every aspect of the operation. Their farm also grows lavender, which is used in their handmade soaps, and which is made from local goat’s milk and their own olive oil, as well as producing jams, jellies, smoked salts and bread dipping spices.
For more information, visit them at www.ranchoazulyoro.com or call them at (805) 467-9470.