In the Carneros AVA, at the gateway to Sonoma wine country, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and The Olive Press provide visitors with a warm and wonderful welcome to Sonoma wine country.
The winery is a beautiful replica of a rustic Italian stone farmhouse, inspired by the family home of Owner Fred Cline’s grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi, in the northern Italian Friuli region. The farmhouse features traditional architectural details and natural materials that lend an old-world feeling to the building. While the outside of the winery is stunning, inside, the collection of Italian art is truly breathtaking. There are Venetian-style glass chandeliers, handmade furnishings, a stone cast fountain imported from Italy and, to honor Valeriano’s heritage, an 80-year-old fig tree imported from his ranch. The grounds are perfect for special occasions, such as weddings and corporate events. The Jacuzzi Barrel Room features vaulted ceilings and stunning stained glass windows, while the courtyard is a scenic setting for memorable gatherings of any kind.
Located in the same old-world-style villa that houses Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, The Olive Press was the first olive oil mill in Sonoma County, and it holds the distinction of being the most highly awarded olive oil producer in California. The Olive Press was founded in 1995 by Ed Stolman, whose mission was to create a unique facility designed to produce the best extra virgin olive oil, as well as meeting the needs of commercial producers, small harvesters, and hobbyists. His vision lives on today, with the installation of the state-of-the-art olive press in the glass-enclosed showcase, where visitors will soon be able to watch how this remarkable oil is made.
Visitors to The Olive Press find an astounding variety of oils to taste, from mild, to moderate, to robust. In addition, there are several citrus-crushed oils to sample. Tasters can combine any of the olive oils with balsamic vinegars for an incomparable taste treat. The store features many unique and distinctive gifts and culinary tools related to olives and olive oil. A visit to Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and The Olive Press gives guests an abundant taste of the good life. What’s more, Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards’ sister winery, waits next door.