Round Pond Olive Oil
An article about the booming olive oil market in California led me to discover Round Pond, a winery that has also entered the olive oil market. Round Pond has a 12-acre olive orchard and they have their own mills, a granite mill which is meant to bring out the mellow, buttery flavor of Spanish-style and a hammer mill that uses sharp blades to mince olives for the more pungent Italian-style oils. Round Pond also makes oils that infused with blood oranges and Meyer lemons. These intense, delicious artisan oils sell out each year so if you want to get in on the 2006 vintage you probably need to get on their mailing list. A bottle sells for $22.