About Holive Oil

olive tree in the Holy Land Israel

Holive Oil is extra virgin olive oil made from hand picked olives grown in our olive groves in the Valley of Soreq in Israel. 

Holive Oil is made from Barnea Olives, a premium olive variety named for the Kadesh Barnea region in which it was found, on the border between the Sinai Desert and Israel. We harvest our olives right at the start of the season, when yield of olive oil per pound of olives is lowest and quality is highest. We then immediately cold press our olives to make Holive Oil.

The Valley of Sorek in the Biblical times bordered between the Philistines and the Hebrew tribe of Dan. This was the region of Samson. North of the valley there is a spring called En Hakkore. According to the Book of Judges after one of his triumphs over the Philistines Samson was about to die of thirst and he called upon the Lord and a spring emerged from the ground.

If you have never tasted Holive Oil, you are in for a treat. Holive Oil tastes different than Spanish, Greek, and Italian oils. It is flowery with nutty undertones and a bit of a peppery bite. It is subtle and does not overpower food but rather enhances it.