Durant’s Olio Nuovo Festival is back in 2021 and this year we are celebrating all November long! For the safety of guests and staff, we have expanded our three-day festival to a month-long celebration. Taste and purchase this season’s freshly milled Olio Nuovo (new oil) extra virgin olive oil and take a tour of the Durant Olive Mill to see how premium olive oil is made at Oregon’s only commercial olive mill.
Find holiday inspiration at the Red Ridge Farms Nursery – filled with natural greens for decorating/crafting, artisan-made wreaths, one-of-a-kind pottery, and unique growing gifts. The Gift Shop has been doubled in size to fit even more Durant olive oil, wine, culinary goods, gift boxes, local food, art, cookbooks, houseplants, holiday decor, and so much more!
10 AM – 4 PM: Olio Nuovo Tasting Bar
Experience the distinct flavors of freshly milled extra virgin olive oil by tasting at our hands-free, open-air olive oil tasting bar. Try each olive variety, side by side, exploring the unique flavor characteristics found in the various olive cultivars. Get cooking and pairing advice from our team of educated team members and shop our selection of olio nuovo evoo – from small gift bottles to full gallon sizes.
Location: Durant at Red Ridge Farms Gift Shop
10 AM or 2 PM: Olive Mill Tours
Experience the only Olioteca in Oregon, Durant Olive Mill. This daily guided tour offers a succinct history of our farm, an exploration into growing olives in the NW, and a guided look at the process of making award-winning extra virgin olive oil. You may even catch a glimpse of the mill in operation and be able to taste fresh olio still warm from the mill! This tour is leisurely and will conclude with a casual olio nuovo extra virgin olive oil tasting in the Red Ridge Farms Gift Shop.
Location: Begins at Durant at Red Ridge Farms Gift Shop