Finding California olive oil

Some notable makers

Look for olive oil in fancy-food stores and well-stocked supermarkets. Or order estate-grown olive oils from the following producers (the asterisk denotes at least one COOC-certified oil).

Not all highly regarded olive oils are estate-produced. Among other skilled producers are Chappellet*, Critelli, Frantoio*, and Jaeger.

As an artisan product, extra-virgin olive oil is expensive to make and pricey ― up to $30 for a 275-milliliter bottle (about 9 oz.); that's $1.64 per tablespoon. Prices listed are for the producer's smallest bottle and do not include shipping; prices and availability vary.

Aeolia Organics, Cedar Ridge. $7.50-$9 (8.5 oz.). (530) 268-6563.

Bariani Olive Oil, Sacramento. $6 (375 ml.). (916) 689-9059.

Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen. $15 (500 ml.). At Olive Press, Glen Ellen; (800) 965-4839.

B. R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen. $50 (500 ml.). (800) 330-4064, ext. 24, or www.brcohn.com.

*Calaveras Olive Oil Co., Copperopolis. $10 (250 ml.). (209) 785-1000.

*Calio Groves, St. Helena. $16.95 (750 ml.). (707) 963-8888.

*Corbett Vineyards, St. Helena. $14.95 (375 ml.). (707) 963-8808.

*DaVero, Healdsburg. $24 (375 ml.). (707) 431-8000 or www.davero.com.

*Dodici Giardini, Pacific Palisades. $25 (1/3 l.). 1475 Chastain Pkwy. W., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

*Figone's of California, Tracy. $10 (250 ml.). (877) 434-4663.

*Graber Olive House, Ontario. $9.95 (12.7 oz.). (800) 996-5483 or www.graberolives.com.

Grace Family Vineyards, St. Helena. $33.50 (375 ml.). (707) 967-9980.

Harrison Vineyards, St. Helena. $30 (275 ml.). (800) 913-9463.

Henwood Estate, Marysville. $12-$18 (500 ml.). (530) 639-2400.

*Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena. $45 (500 ml.). (877) 627-2645.

Lunigiana, Glen Ellen. $15 (250 ml.). (707) 939-8900.

*McEvoy of Marin, Petaluma. $15 (250 ml.). At Oakville Grocery; (800) 736-6602.

Pinnacles Olive Orchard, Monterey. $18 (250 ml.); (707) 939-8900.

*Preston Vineyards, Healdsburg. $18 (500 ml.). (800) 305-9707.

Sadeg Organic, Palermo. $10 (8.5 oz.). (800) 400-8851.

Sciabica's, Modesto. $5 (5 oz.). (800) 551-9612, ext. 15, or www.sciabica.com.

*Stutz, Berkeley. $14.50 (375 ml.). At Pasta Shop; (510) 528-1786.

V. G. Buck California Foods, Kenwood. $10 (16 oz.). (707) 833-6548.

*Wente Vineyards, Livermore. $25 (375 ml.). (925) 456-2305.

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