Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Company is an interactive, hands on tasting room with an extensive selection of balsamic vinegars and ultra-premium olive oils for purchase, sourced from all over the world. Owners Cole Randall and Jason Swenton opened this unique and modern olive oil shop on High Street back in February 2019, wanting to showcase the freshest products in-store.
“There really wasn’t anything like our concept in North Phoenix,” Cole says. “The only place to traditionally buy olive oil and balsamic vinegar was at the grocery store, but it was pre-bottled with no opportunity to try before you buy or experience various combinations of oils and vinegars being brought together.”
Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Company offers customers a chance to come in and sample over 50 flavors of olive oils and balsamic vinegars poured directly from stainless-steel fustis. The balsamic vinegars come from Modena, Italy aged 12 to 18 years and their ultra-premium olive oil is sourced from all over the globe with two harvests per year, coming from the Northern and Southern hemispheres, providing customers with the freshest olive oil in the world.
Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Company’s ultra-premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars are supplied by Oakland, California based Veronica Foods. The company is known for its rigorous testing and unique production schedule.
Customers can stop by Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Company to try something new, kick things up a notch in the kitchen, or to take advantage of the olive oil’s health benefits, which include anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to protect against heart disease and cancer. It even helps to treat arthritis along with reducing the chance of diabetes, according to sources. When you stop by, you can learn more about olive oil and balsamic vinegar, pickup local artisan goodies to compliment your kitchen or cooking creation and can even get help with your party planning or gift giving needs. They also sell custom gift baskets, gift certificates, and even offer private in-store events for your family and friends to create an even more personal tasting experience. Whether it’s in the store, at your office, or at an event venue offsite, Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Co. aims to please and partner with local customers big and small.
“The nicest thing is seeing our customers have a great experience in trying new flavors or pairing a balsamic vinegar to an olive oil…it sparks their next salad creation, dinner dish idea, or even their dessert creation, which is awesome!” Cole replies.
Sonoran Desert Olive Oil is located at High Street off the Loop 101 and 56th St., next to Mellow Mushroom. The store is open daily and you can visit them online at www.sonorandesertoliveoil.com.