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Frate Sole Olive Oil

The estate grown olive varieties we selected for our Frate Sole Extra Virgin Olive Oil are predominantly Tuscan varieties –- Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino. Our other plantings are also Italians --Taggiasca from Liguria and Coratina from Puglia -- as well as some olives of Spanish and French origin, including Arbequina, Boutellian, Aglandau and Grossane. The fruit is hand-picked and cold-processed.

It's About the Olives: The olive varieties we selected for Frate Sole Extra Virgin Olive Oil are predominantly Tuscan varieties –- Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino. Our other plantings are also Italians --Taggiasca from Liguria and Coratina from Puglia -- as well as some olives of Spanish and French origin, including Arbequina, Boutellian, Aglandau and Grossane. The fruit is hand-picked and cold-processed before the sun sets a second time to ensure fresh and flavorful oil. Our Bottom Line: At Frate Sole (aka Brother Sun), our business partners include Sister Rain and Mother Earth. We do not use artificial chemicals or fertilizers. We plant cover crops to naturally increase the fertility of the soil. And we judiciously irrigate with a drip system. Our orchard has been graded to restore seasonal wetlands. The captured winter runoff provides habitat and replenishes the aquifer; the edges are newly planted with native oaks and grasses.

Address41509 County Road 27
Woodland, California, 95776
United States
CountyYolo
Phone Number530-662-2590
Fax Numbernone
E-mail Addressjim@fratesole.net
Website Addresshttp://www.fratesole.net
First Year in Business2000

  • Grower and/or Producer
    We grow olive trees

    Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino. Our other plantings are also Italians --Taggiasca from Liguria and Coratina from Puglia -- as well as some olives of Spanish and French origin, including Arbequina, Boutellian, Aglandau and Grossane.
    We produce olive oil

    Hand harvested, cold processed.

  • Name Jim Mayer
    Title Proprietor
    E-mail jim@fratesole.net
    Telephone 530-662-2590
  • Name Andrea Mayer
    Title Co-Proprietor/ business manager
    E-mail andrea@fratesole.net
    Telephone 530-662-2590
  • Name Sam  Mayer
    Title Orchard manager
    E-mail sam@fratesole.net
    Telephone