Renowned Sonoma Valley Winery Hosts Olive Oil Festival to Celebrate All Things Olive this November
Sonoma Valley, California, September 29, 2016 – B.R. Cohn Winery, one of America’s most acclaimed producers of fine estate wines and extra virgin olive oil, announces the launch of its first annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival on November 5-6, 2016. The Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival will celebrate Sonoma’s olive harvest and kick off the weekend with a hand harvest of B.R. Cohn’s 160-year-old heritage trees and a blessing of the olives on Saturday at 11:00 am.
B.R. Cohn has played a leading role in the revival of the extra-virgin olive oil industry in Sonoma Valley and helped launch the California olive oil renaissance. In fact, B.R. Cohn produced the first estate extra virgin olive oil in Northern California when it was pressed in 1990. Since then, B.R. Cohn olive oils have gained national recognition as supreme olive oils that are certified 100% Extra Virgin.
“We are thrilled to be hosting Sonoma’s First Annual Extra Virgin Festival,” says Debra Eagle, Estate Director of B.R. Cohn Winery. “As a producer of numerous olive oils, it’s an honor to celebrate the fall olive harvest with the community, and we are excited to be partnering with the other talented California olive oil artisans.” Other featured olive oil producers include Coldani, Figone’s Olive Oil, Frantoio Grove, Gloria Ferrer, Grumpy Coats, Lucchetti Family, Olive Don, Olive Press, Skipstone Ranch, Stone Edge and Wild Groves.
The Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival includes a weekend of olive oil producers, educators and cookbook authors, who will join to explain the wonders of this ancient fruit. Local culinary author, Michele Anna Jordan, will also participate in a book presentation and signing on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition, chef and educator Sally James will share and demonstrate delicious olive oil recipes. Food trucks, music and wine will round out the weekend’s entertainment.
Numerous food vendors will be available at the festival, including: The Fig Rig, Croques and Toques, Sonoma Market Olive Bar, Oysters from Michael Watchorn (founder of Hog Island Oysters), Sweet Scoops Ice Cream and Crisp Bakeshop. Singer songwriter and guitarist, Clay Bell, will also perform live both days of the Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival.
Each ticket will include a one-day admission to the festival and a glass of B.R. Cohn’s delicious wine. Tickets may be purchased here for $15 and the festival will run from 11:00am-4:00pm on November 5th and 6th:
About B.R. Cohn: Just an hour’s drive from San Francisco, B.R. Cohn Winery is a 70-acre multifaceted estate nestled between the Mayacamas Mountain Range and Sonoma Mountain in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The property encompasses the 55-acre Olive Hill Estate Vineyard, named for the 469 160-year-old Picholine olive trees on the property. The vineyard is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon and benefits from a unique confluence of geological and climatic factors that keep its soils warm, its vines frost-free and its grapes ripe and flavor-packed. These advantages explain why B.R. Cohn is among Sonoma Valley’s few producers of world-class, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.