Olinda Ridge Olive Oils Wins 2 Gold Medals at the 2008 Las Vegas International Restaurant Show

Lafayette, CA, February 01, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Olinda Ridge™ Olive Company, provider of handcrafted extra virgin olive oils from Northern California, was awarded gold medals for both its Olinda Ridge™ Estate Organic and Olinda Ridge™ Late Harvest Gold extra virgin olive oils at the 2008 Las Vegas Restaurant Show competition, sponsored by the California Olive Oil Council (www.cooc.com). These award-winning olive oils will be used by top chefs in a two-day culinary challenge held at the 2008 International Restaurant Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center February 26-27, and will also be in the running for best in show. Gold-medal winning olive oils will be available for tasting at the COOC booth #1420 during the show.

“The acknowledgment from the Las Vegas International Restaurant Show has shown that Olinda Ridge extra virgin olive oils are the type of high quality and fresh product desired by top chefs,” said Antonella Severo, partner of Olinda Ridge Olive Company. “We are proud to have been selected and pleased that the food service industry recognizes the benefits of natural and healthy extra virgin olive oil.”

Olinda Ridge™ handcrafted extra virgin olive oils are produced and harvested in Northern California, where olives have grown since the 1890s. Great care is taken in every step of the olive oil making process, from handpicking the olives to bottling the oil. Their special method gives the olive oil a high polyphenol count, which maximizes anti-oxidants and their associated health benefits. The result is the highest quality, certified extra-virgin olive oil with superb taste and great nutritional value.

Olinda Ridge™ extra virgin olive oils are available for sale at:
• their online store (www.olindaridge.com). Purchase individual bottles, gift sets, cases and other fine gourmet products.
• local farmers markets and specialty stores in Northern California (for a list and calendar, see www.olindaridge.com/About-Us/Local-Markets).

Also visit the site for more information about bulk purchasing, corporate gifts and private labeling, and gourmet vinegars.

Olinda Ridge™ Olive Company is a family-owned and operated company out of Northern California producing some of the finest olive oil in the state and other gourmet products. They own and manage several olive orchards in Shasta and Butte counties, representing approximately 130 acres and 9000 trees of organic certified ranches of olives tress that are more than 100 years old. In addition, they also press olives from locally-owned ranches that follow local and sustainable farming practices.

Olinda Ridge™ Olive Company is a member of the California Olive Oil Council (COOC), an organization providing a Seal Certification program guaranteeing fresh, quality extra virgin olive oils made in California. Olinda Ridge™ organic products are USDA-approved organic. These extra virgin olives oils have also received several gold, silver and bronze medals at the Olive Oils of the World Competition, L.A. County Fair.

For more information about the products or to order online, please visit www.olindaridge.com.

Olinda Ridge Olive Company
Antonella Severo