The Mediterranean is host to two bottles of gourmet olive oil by a family-owned California company called Sciabica’s. Not only has the Sciabica family been making olive oil since 1936, but they pride themselves on producing 100% extra virgin, cold-pressed, unrefined, and 100% California grown and pressed olive oils.
What truly differentiates these olive oils from other brands is the fact that they pressed separately by variety of olive (very much like wine) and are released according to season. For detailed facts about how olives look and taste at the end of spring, winter, and fall, be sure to check out their informative website.
Sciabica’s also offers a forum in which you can write in a question and have it answered by an expert (most likely a Sciabica family member). From general questions to recipes, you can find some great ideas for this gourmet gift.