Do you know how hard it was to not title this post something totally cheeseball like “Olive Sonoma <3”? Pretty hard.
This past weekend marked the first of Olive Season here in Sonoma. The Blessing of the Olives took place on the plaza, and there were a couple of refreshment tables with (what else?) olives!
Jacuzzi was there with a table of different olive oils to try. Jacuzzi is one of my favorite wineries to visit. Its a bit on the “touristy” side, but who cares? They have a huge tasting room with good wines to sample, large grounds to stroll about, and an olive press where they make their own olive oils! What I really like about visiting Jacuzzi is that you don’t HAVE to do a wine tasting to have an enjoyable time. I’m such a lightweight, that I often just take over as designated driver. So having a winery where your friends can taste wine while you poke around the gift shop and sample delicious olive oils makes for a good time for everyone involved. And they have olive oil ice cream. Just sayin’.
Wineries are involved with the Olive Season celebrations as well as local restaurants. Here is a schedule of all of the events. The festival events are going on now through Valentine’s Day weekend.
Will you be attending any of these events? I’m thinking of checking out the high tea and garden tour at Cornerstone.