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Meet the Winery! ONX Wines Tasting – October 25th, 2018!

Come share in wine, food, and fun at our last “Meet the Winemaker Event” of the year! Meet and taste with Darryl Rodriguez of ONX Cellars.  We are thrilled to feature several of their award winning wines on our wine list, and share some exclusive wines for you to taste!

With vineyards located in the Templeton Gap region of Paso Robles, the cooler temperatures create an excellent climate to grow the many different varietals they produce.  These exceptional grapes are crafted into high quality blends that continue to push the envelope.

Come and join us for an evening on the patio Thursday, October 25th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a chance to taste some of the amazing wines from ONX Cellars and learn more about their approach to the craft.

Tickets are $25 per person and include 5 tastes of featured wines and unlimited tapas. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today! Purchase tickets here or stop by the store at 112 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos.  You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for any questions or to purchase tickets.

Meet the Winemaker! League of Rogues- 8/30/18- SOLD OUT!

Join us for an evening on our patio and taste and learn alongside Jessica Leitch, founder and winemaker for League of Rogues Winery down in Paso Robles.

Jessica will be pouring her whole line-up of wine offerings to pour for everyone while sharing her story and passion for the industry and how she turned an interest and passion into a full blown career and a professional ambition. What started in 2012 as a 260 case production of Zinfandel has turned into a 2,300 annual case production, across five different wines.

“Jake and I have just completed our 6th harvest. This will be our biggest and busiest season yet, hand-harvesting approximately 30 tons worth of fruit. Our journey has been wonderful. We have many people to thank in the Paso Robles community and look forward to calling Paso Robles our home for many years to come!”

The event is Thursday, August 30th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and include 5 generous tastes, unlimited small bites and exclusive access to featured wines and products the day of the event. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot here or stop by the store at 112 N Santa Cruz in Los Gatos today! You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for questions or to purchase tickets.

Meet the Winery- Niven Family Wine Estates- July 26th, 2018!

Join Riley O’Donnell with Niven Family Wine Estates for an evening on our patio and taste through some delicious offerings, tasty bites and exclusive discounts!

Located in San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley, this Central Coast winery is one of the most innovative family owned wine estates in America. Pioneers in sustainable farming, this SIP Certified winery was planted by Jack Niven back in the early 1970’s and has since grown to include 11 different varietals that make up the now historic Paragon Vineyard, the cornerstone for Edna Valley wineries.

Come taste with Riley and learn more about the Niven Family of Wines! The event is on Thursday, July 26th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and include 5 generous tastes, unlimited small bites and access to exclusive discounts the day of the event for featured wines and products. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your tickets here or stop by the store at 112 N Santa Cruz Ave in Los Gatos today! You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for questions or to purchase tickets.

Meet the Winery! Skinner Vineyards Tasting – June 28th, 2018!

Join us Thursday, June 28th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for an evening on our patio with Robin Gerber! She will be talking and tasting through the amazing wines produced by Skinner Vineyards & Winery. Located near the Sierra Foothills in El Dorado County, the legacy of Skinner Vineyards and its wines goes back more than a century and a half but acclaim has come more recently when the winery was named a “Top 100 Winery of 2017” by Wine & Spirits Magazine last December.

Come and hear the history and get a chance to taste some of these award winning wines! The event is $25 for tickets and is on Thursday, June 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets include 5 generous tastes, unlimited small bites and access to exclusive discounts the day of the event for featured wines and products. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your tickets here or stop by the store at 112 N Santa Cruz Ave in Los Gatos today! You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for questions or to purchase tickets.

Meet the Winemaker- Yannick Rousseau- April 26th, 2018!

Join us Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 – 7:30pm for an evening on the patio and taste with Yannick Rousseau from Y. Rousseau Wines. This urban winery in Napa Valley was named one of the top 100 wineries in 2015 by Wine & Spirits Magazine!

Why are my wines different? I bring my French training and approach to winemaking and apply them to the extraordinary single-vineyard terroirs of Northern California.  And I’m always thinking about food when I make wines:  it is very important for a Frenchman that a wine pairs well with his repas. I like to think my wines are soulful and distinctive, and I hope you will agree with me once you’ve tasted them.”  – Yannick Rousseau

Tickets are $30 and include 5 generous tastes of wine, unlimited small bites and exclusive access to discounts for featured wines and products. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot here or stop by the store at 112 N Santa Cruz Ave. You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for questions or to purchase tickets.

Meet Bodegas Winery! March 29th, 2018

Join us on our patio Thursday, March 29th and taste alongside Heather Gray from Bodegas Winery! She will be bringing up some of her favorite wines for everyone to taste while enjoying unlimited small bites and a evening outside on our patio.

Bodegas Winery began in Paso Robles with visionary winemaker, Dorothy Schuler, who wanted to bring some more unique varietals from the Iberian Peninsula and grow them here in California. “Bodegas Paso Robles is dedicated to producing wines using Spanish and Portuguese varietals. We take old world vines and make new world wines of the highest quality with the least invasive winemaking practices.” While the varietals they produce are native to Spain and Portugal, all of the grapes are gown right here in California on the Central Coast, a very similar climate and terrain to that of the Iberian Peninsula. We feature one of the most popular Tempranillo blends on our wine menu here at We Olive in Los Gatos and can’t wait to share some of the other wines this winery has to offer!

The event is $25 for tickets and is on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Tickets include 5 generous tastes, unlimited small bites and access to exclusive discounts the day of the event for featured wines and products. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your tickets here or stop by the store at 112 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos. You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for questions or to purchase tickets.

Let’s Fight Heart Disease Together

We’re donating $1 for every bottle of EVOO sold in February

You knew Extra Virgin Olive Oil was heart healthy, but we’re taking it one step further.  For every bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil sold in February, we’ll donate $1 to the American Heart Association.  Come in and find your favorites, explore a heart healthy diet, and contribute to a great cause.

Meet the Winemaker – Comanche Cellars – October 26th!

Join us on our patio for our monthly Meet the Winemaker event! This month we are welcoming Michael Simons, owner and winemaker of Comanche Cellars, located nearby on the Monterey Peninsula.

Michael will be bringing some of his new releases and current offerings from his winery, named after his boyhood companion- a horse named Comanche. As a tribute to Comanche, two horseshoes grace each label of his expertly crafted wines. What started as a love for good wine has turned into a full blown passion for producing small lot wines sourced from some of the finest vineyards in Monterey County. His total production still remains under 1,000 cases so guests joining us for the evening will get to taste some exclusive offerings as well as hear stories from Michael about how he turned his passion into a career and learn all about his winemaking process.

The event is on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 each and include 5 generous tastes of wine, unlimited tapas and exclusive discounts for featured products. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your tickets here or stop by our store at 112 N. Santa Cruz Ave. You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for any questions or to purchase tickets.

 

Meet the Winemaker! – Y. Rousseau 6.29.17

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Join us on the patio, June 29th from 530-730pm to meet, eat, and taste with Yannick Rousseau of Y. Rousseau Wines!

We currently carry Yannick’s light, and deliciously refreshing Colombard, and were fortunate enough in the past to pour his Rose of Tannat (don’t worry, it’s coming back!). Yannick, as well as his love for food and more importantly wine, were born in the Gascony region of France. Upon visiting Northern California he immediately recognized the potential of the region. Yannick brings his French training and winemaking approach (along with some uncommon varietals) to Napa Valley, here to We Olive, and more importantly to YOU! So click here and buy your tickets for this months Meet the Winemaker Event!

Tickets are $25 per person and include 5 tastes of featured wines and unlimited tapas. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today! Stop by the store at 112 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos. You may also call (408) 354-7474 or email info.losgatos@weolive.com for any questions or to purchase tickets.

Sample Saturday – June Schedule

Join us on Saturdays between 11am until 5pm (or supplies last) to sample some of our favorite culinary creations featuring We Olive products. Taste and learn new applications for your favorite olive oils, vinegars, and gourmet foods. See the monthly schedule below.

 

June 3 | Watermelon Salad

This salad is a perfect side dish for summer grilling and picnics.  It’s made of fresh cut watermelon, fresh basil, and goat cheese and topped with Aged Balsamic Vinegar & Fresh Basil Olive Oil.  Also great with feta and mint!

 

June 10 | Caprese Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers are summer’s perfect appetizer!  Our version is made even more delicious with the unexpected combination of Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar & Fresh Basil Olive Oil.

 

June 17 | Dipping Oil & Pasta Toss

Have you tasted our line of dipping oils?  Yes, they are delicious with bread, but you can put them on everything!  They’re great for summer summer pasta salads, on veggies, and delicious for marinating your meats.  Come taste and get inspired.

 

June 24 | Strawberry Meyer Lemon Salad

Taste the winning combination of our Organic Meyer Lemon Olive Oil & Peach White Balsamic Vinegar on strawberries with fresh herbs.  Deliciuos on fruit salads, greens, seafood, and poultry – this will be your new favorite dressing!