The Olive Press was the first olive mill in Sonoma, founded by Edward (Ed) Stolman, a brilliant and caring entrepreneur. He established the values of quality, care, and sustainability that continue to guide our every step. We purchased The Olive Press in 2013, at the behest of our dear friend Ed. He knew that the tradition of integrity, quality, and attention to detail would be carried on by our family. Today we continue in his footsteps, ever mindful of Ed’s quest for excellence in the business that he loved so dearly.
~ Fred and Nancy Cline
We believe sustainable practices, carefully tended fruit and mindful farming builds the foundation for quality. Our mission is to always delight our customers with artisan foods and collectibles that they can enjoy and savor as part of their healthy and happy life. We insist on using only the best hand-harvested fruit, traditional milling, patient racking, taste evaluation and small lot bottling. We are proud and honored to help educate, share and sustain the rich tradition of making olive oil with our local community and our worldwide customers. Our mantra is to uphold Ed Stolman's vision and carry it forward from the sun, to the soil, to the branch, to the bottle, to the table.