2017 Los Angeles International: Silver Medal
2017 New York International: Silver Medal
California State Fair: Silver Medal
California Olive Oil Council: Silver Medal
This is a medium extra virgin olive oil. It has artichoke aromas, a green tomato leaf flavor accompanied by a medium strong bitterness and medium pungency overlaying the fruit. It is a versatile oil that would be good for use in cooked and raw foods.
Aroma - Artichoke, Green Banana
Flavor - Green Olive, Artichoke
Bitterness - Medium strong
Pungency - Medium
Medium robustness – Moonshadow Grove Mission is a certified organic extra virgin olive oil. With a medium robustness, this balanced and flavorful oil displays notes of artichoke, green grass, and tomato leaf.
About the Producer:
Rich and Diane Mathews are responsible for this award winning and tasty EVOO. During his college years, Rich spent his summers on a family dairy farm in the agricultural heartland of the Midwest. This led to a lifelong fascination with the plants, animals, and machines involved in food production. Moving to California instilled an appreciation for fresh, organic produce and sustainable management of resources. When given the opportunity to participate in the rebirth of the artisan olive oil industry in California, Rich jumped. He brings the same attentiveness, precision, detail and focus on quality to the olive oil business as he used in his first career as a semi-conductor designer (development and operations). Rich & Diane are committed to producing these fantastic oils and are now turning a 1940’s Dairy Barn into the MoonShadow Grove office and packaging site in Paso Robles, CA.